King’s Theatre Listings

Upcoming shows at the King’s Theatre

King’s Theatre
2 Leven Street EH3 9LQ. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000

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We’re Going On A Bear Hunt
Fri 20 & Sat 21 January 2017
Michael Rosen’s award-winning book We’re Going On A Bear Hunt is brought vividly and noisily to the stage in director Sally Cookson’s fun-filled adaptation set to Benji Bower’s versatile lively score.

The Attic Collective: Lysistrata
Fri 27 & Sat 28 January
War. Sex. Power. After two decades of war the men are dying and the women feel powerless to stop it. Lysistrata gathers together women from every state to enact her plan. The men will be denied what they desire the most. To get it back, they must agree to peace. Full of raucous humour, buffoonery and packed with doublé entendre this radical adaptation will challenge and excite. War. No Sex. Peace?

Scottish Opera: The Trial
Fri 3 & Sat 4 February 2017
Kafka’s nightmarish tale of Joseph K, a man viciously persecuted for an unknown crime, has lost none of its chilling potency over the years. Now, iconic composer Philip Glass brings his signature style to this literary classic.

Cancelled dates: Wed 8 to Sat 11 February 2017

Ruth Rendell’s A Judgement in Stone
Mon 13 to Sat 18 February
Eunice struggles to fit in. When she joins a wealthy family as their housekeeper the very reason for her awkwardness, long hidden and deeply buried, leads inexorably to a terrible tale of murder in cold blood – on Valentine’s Day. Ruth Rendell’s brilliant plot unravels a lifetime of deceit, despair and cover-ups which, when revealed, brings a shocking revelation almost as grizzly as murder itself.

Southern Light Presents Titanic
Tue 21 to Sat 25 February 2017
RMS Titanic was the ‘ship of dreams’ and ‘unsinkable’ but in the early hours of 15 April 1912 the biggest ocean liner in the world struck an iceberg before sinking with the loss of 1517 souls.

Allan Stewart’s Big Big Variety Show
Tue 28 February to Sat 4 March
Don’t miss this truly unique show featuring the one and only Allan Stewart and friends in an evening chock full of comedy, music and entertainment.

Cuttin’ a Rug
Tue 7 to Sat 11 March
Strutting adolescent double act Phil and Spanky have broken free of the confines of the A. F. Stobo & Co. Carpet Factory in Paisley and are off to the annual staff dance. Phil may have lost his job and been rejected by the Art School, but he can still dream of a life beyond the slab room.

9 to 5 The Musical
Wed 15 to Sat 18 March
The Bohemians appear with the upbeat and high energy 9 to 5 – The Musical. Music and lyrics by Dolly Parton, book by Patricia Resnick it’s a hilarious story of friendship, gossip and revenge. Pushed to boiling point by their sexist, egotistical, lying, bigot of a boss, three unlikely female friends take control of the company learning there’s very little they can’t do – even in a man’s world!

EDGAS Presents Ruddygore
Tue 21 to Sat 25 March
Robin Oakapple’s plans to marry sweet little Rose Maybud are thwarted when he discovers that he is a bad baronet of Ruddygore. If he fails to commit a crime a day then his ghostly ancestors will descend from their picture frames to torture him. Does this mean that Rose will marry the dastardly sailor, Dick Dauntless? Come along and find out!!

Anita and Me
Tue 28 to Sat 1 March 2017
Meera Syal’s much-loved novel bursts on to the stage for the very first time.

Fiddler on the Roof
Wed 5 to Sat 8 April
Fiddler on the Roof tells the story of the Jewish Milkman, Tevye and his family in early 20th Century Russia. Overflowing with humour and passion it is one of the most-loved musicals of all time featuring If I Were a Rich Man, Sunrise Sunset, Matchmaker Matchmaker and many more.

Nell Gwynn
Tuesday 18 to Saturday 22 April
Winner of the 2016 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, Jessica Swale’s blissfully funny Nell Gywnn comes to Edinburgh, direct from critically acclaimed, sell out runs in the West End and at the Globe Theatre.

Not Dead Enough
Mon 24 to Sat 29 April
On the night Brian Bishop murdered his wife, he was sixty miles away, asleep in bed. At least that’s what he claims but all the evidence confronting Detective Superintendent Roy Grace suggests he’s guilty as sin. As Grace also continues to deal with the mysterious disappearance of his own wife, he starts to dig a little deeper into the thrilling case and it soon becomes clear that love can be a dangerous thing…

Mr Bloom’s Nursery Live
Sunday 30 April
Bring your tiddlers along to join Mr Bloom and the Veggies on their first ever live tour!

Running Wild
Tuesday 2 to Saturday 6 May
Direct from Regent’s Park Theatre’s sensational summer season, Michael Morpurgo’s novel, based on a true story, is brought to lush life with extraordinary heart, vibrant colour. Directed by Dale Rooks and Timothy Sheader with puppetry design and direction by Finn Caldwell and Toby Olié, both Puppetry Directors on War Horse.

Grant Stott’s Tales From Behind The Mic
Sunday 7 May
Grant tells funny, strange, bizarre and slightly awkward tales of his 27 year journey in radio, TV and panto; from pounding the beat as a police officer to treading the boards as a Kings Panto baddie…

Sasha Regan’s All Male The Mikado
Tuesday 9 to Saturday 13 May
Following the phenomenon which was Matthew Bourne’s all-male Swan Lake, here’s another thrilling all-male version of a much-loved classic in the form of Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado.

Fantastic Mr Fox
Mon 15 to Sat 20 May
Mr Fox is smart, clever and rather fantastic, but he doesn’t realise how determined the farmers are to get revenge. Can he hatch a plan to save his family and friends?

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Tue 23 to Sat 27 May 2017
Late one evening after a university faculty dinner, George, aprofessor of history, and his wife Martha, invite unsuspectingyoung couple, Nick and Honey, for drinks to their home. Amarathon night of drink, debauchery and duplicity ensues,as Martha and George enticingly draw their naïve guests intotheir world of “Fun & Games.” The drinks flow, and as nightturns to morning haunting secrets are revealed!

Shirley Valentine
Tue 30 May to Sat 3 June 2017
Shirley is a Liverpool housewife. Her kids have left home and she makes chips and egg for her husband while talking to the wall. Where has her life disappeared to? Out of the blue, her best friend offers her a trip to Greece for two weeks and she secretly packs her bags. She heads for the sun and starts to see the world and herself very differently.

The Wedding Singer
Tue 6 to Sat 10 June 2017
Don’t miss your chance to join the party of the year – with a musical that promises to get you up dancing faster than your Dad at a wedding, packed with songs which capture all the fun and energy of the Adam Sandler smash hit film.

Cross Currents
Fri 16 June
Cross Currents 2017 features a unique choreographic collaboration; creating work which fully integrates the experience and expertise of staff with the passion, energy and creativity of our student body. Encompassing our broad range of students, from BTEC to degree level, this performance showcases their diversity; highlighting the variety of dance disciplines and genres that we offer.

Funbox: Underwater Adventure
Sat 17 June
FUNBOX, formerly the stars of The Singing Kettle, will be performing their brand new show Underwater Adventure where they voyage beneath the waves. There’s somefin fishy going on in their latest singalong tail – the FUNBOX is locked and the gang will have to cause a splash because their magical keys are all tucked up in the sea bed. Can they find them all in time?

Death of a Salesman
Tue 20 to Sat 24 June
Widely considered to be one of the greatest plays of the twentieth century, Death Of A Salesman is about the cost of not being able to let go of the American Dream. This major touring revival of Arthur Miller’s Pulitzer Prize winning masterpiece is directed by Abigail Graham and sees 2016 Tony and Olivier Award nominee Tim Pigott-Smith (King Charles III) play the iconic central role.

Shakedown: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Wed 28 June
Shakedown brings together five of Edinburgh’s High Schools in a collaborative approach to one of Shakespeare’s most fun plays, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Mister Maker and The Shapes Live!
Sat 15 July
Join CBeebies’ Mister Maker in his hit live theatre tour. With a fabulous supporting cast and art at its heart, Mister Maker encourages Mini Makers and grown-ups to sing, dance and make some noise! There’s a big ‘make’ to take part in, lots of audience participation and….The Shapes!

FAME – The Musical: The Beyond Broadway Experience
Fri 21 & Sat 22 July
Fame – the Musical, a West End smash hit based on the 1980’s film Fame – including the best-selling title song  -arrives this summer on an epic scale as part of the youth experience musical production.

Babe the Sheep-pig
Fri 8 to Sun 10 September 2017
Meet the lovable Babe in a heart-warming tale of friendship, adventure and bravery. When Babe arrives at Hogget’s Farm he is taken in by the trusty sheep-dog Fly and discovers a talent for herding. With the help of his adopted Mum, our polite piglet soon wins over the most suspicious of sheep. But can a small pig make it in a dog’s world, and when his farmyard friends are in trouble can Babe save the day?