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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September 2017

The Threepenny Opera
Fri 15 & Sat 16 September
In the third instalment from The Attic Collective, Bertolt Brecht’s The Threepenny Opera is reimagined and relocated to the seediest parts of Edinburgh. Featuring music by Kurt Weill.

Twelfth Night
Wed 20 & Thu 21 September
Unlikely lovers collide in a tale of identical twins, multiple disguises and mistaken identities. The five actors use endless invention and boundless imagination in a production that proves raucous and joyous, witty and moving.

Romeo & Juliet
Wed 20 to Fri 22 September
Merely Theatre present young love in all its raw and savage beauty. The show drives through action-packed thrills and tender intimacy to crushing loss.Five actors blast the company’s signature style of urgency, humour and clarity to conjure a stirring, visceral theatrical experience.

Joel Dommett: Live 2017
Sat 23 September
One of the UK’s most energetic and exciting comedians returns to the road with his solo show, Joel Dommett: LIVE. Catch the star of 2016’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here and Sky1’s Bring The Noise as he delivers his high octane comedy to venues up and down the country.

Tue 26 to Sat 30 September
Lovingly ripped off from the hugely successful 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot is a riotous comedy full of misfit knights, killer rabbits, dancing nuns and ferocious Frenchmen.

October 2017

Streetcar Named Desire
Tue 3 to Sat 7 October
Rapture Theatre, presents a sultry new production of an iconic theatrical classic. Fading southern rose: Blanche DuBois, seeks solace with Stella, her sister, after her world crumbles. But her downward spiral brings her face-to-face with Stella’s husband: the brutal, unforgiving Stanley Kowalski.

The Kite Runner
Mon 9 to Sat 14 October
Based on Khaled Hosseini’s international bestselling novel, this haunting tale of friendship which spans cultures and continents, follows one man’s journey to confront his past and find redemption.

Son Of A Preacher Man
Tue 17 October to Sat 21 October
Three broken hearts, one Soho hang-out, and the only man who could ever help them… Welcome to the Preacher Man, the swinging 1960s Soho joint where the kids danced the night away to the latest crazes and dared to dream of love, while the legendary owner, The Preacher Man himself, dispensed advice to cure the loneliest of hearts.

The Real Thing
Tue 24 to Sat 28 October
Henry is the smartest and sharpest playwright of his generation. His wife, Charlotte, an actress, has been appearing in a play by Henry about a couple whose marriage is on the verge of collapse. Max, her leading man, is also married to an actress, Annie. When Henry’s affair with Annie threatens to destroy his own marriage, he realises life has started imitating art. But are they really in love? Is it the real thing?

November 2017

Duet For One
Tue 31 October to Sat 4 November
Belinda Lang and Oliver Cotton star in Tom Kempinski’s multi award winning story of a brilliant concert violinist who seemingly has it all but is forced to re-evaluate her life when struck down by an unforeseen tragedy.

The Steamie
Mon 6 to Sat 11 November 2017
It’s Hogmanay in a Glasgow wash house, and the girls need to get their washing done before the bells. Join Dolly, Magrit, Doreen and Mrs Culfeathers as they laugh and cry their way through the last day of the year – with a little help from the not so handy Andy.

Tue 14 to Sat 18 November 2017
After sell-out success in 2016, the Citizens Theatre bring this intense and often hilarious story home to Edinburgh.

Edinburgh Gang Show
Tue 21 to Sat 25 November 2017
Over 250 young people from Scouting and Girlguiding are back for another spectacular week!

December 2017

King’s Panto 2017/18: Cinderella
Saturday 2 December 2017 – Sunday 21 January 2018
Book your seats early for our 2017/18 pantomime as Allan, Andy & Grant lead the cast in another unmissable King’s Theatre extravaganza!

January 2018

King’s Panto 2017/18: Cinderella
Saturday 2 December 2017 – Sunday 21 January 2018
Book your seats early for our 2017/18 pantomime as Allan, Andy & Grant lead the cast in another unmissable King’s Theatre extravaganza!

February 2018

PwC Pantomime: The Wizard of Oz
Thu 8 to Sat 10 February
The Wizard of Oz is the 32nd annual charitable pantomime production presented by PwC as part of its Community Affairs Programme.

Tue 13 to Sat 17 February
An intense real-life thriller centred around the most important weather forecast in the history of warfare. Scottish meteorologist, Group Captain James Stagg, advises General Eisenhower on when to give the order to send thousands of waiting troops across the Channel in Operation Overlord. Æ’s review of the original Lyceum production: ✭✭✭✭✩ Atmospheric Pressure.

The Weir
Tue 20 to Sat 24 February
Winner of the 1997 Olivier Award for Best New Play, Conor McPherson’s chilling, modern classic is a shadowy tale delving into the dark corners of human lives.

Allan Stewart’s Big Big Variety Show
Tue 27 Feb – Sat 3 March
Join Allan Stewart for another fabulous night of comedy, music and mayhem as he takes over the King’s Theatre!

March 2018

Southern Light Opera presents Hello Dolly
Tue 6 to Sat 10 March 2018
Jerry Herman’s perennial Broadway block-buster Hello, Dolly! is packed full of romance, energetic dancing and some of musical theatre’s greatest songs including Call On Dolly, Put On Your Sunday Clothes, Before the Parade Passes By, and the show-stopping titular song!

The Bohemians Lyric Opera Company presents Footloose
Wed 14 to Sat 17 March  2018
City boy Ren thinks life is over when he is forced to move to an American rural backwater where dancing is banned. Ren can’t resist breaking the rules, he’s not alone…

H.M.S. Pinafore (Edgas)
Tue 20 – Sat 24 March
Gilbert & Sullivan’s comic opera H.M.S. Pinafore is a tale of romance and mistaken identity on the high seas.

The Case of the Frightened Lady
Mon 26 – Sat 31 March
Widely recognised as the most popular writer of the early 20th century, Edgar Wallace’s gripping page-turners are regarded as the bedrock of the modern thriller. The Case of the Frightened Lady is one of his most celebrated works.

April 2018

Teletubbies Live
Sat 7 & Sun 8 April
The iconic, world famous Teletubbies in their first ever theatre show created especially for your little ones is here! Join Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po in a show full of love and laughter as they explore the magical world of Teletubbyland.

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
Tue 10 – Sat 14 April 2018
A twisted tale of nerve-jangling horror, this adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic gothic thriller stars Phil Daniels as the extraordinary Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. During one of his audacious experiments trying to separate good from evil in human nature, the kind and gifted Dr Jekyll inadvertently unleashes an alternative personality of pure evil … the mysterious Mr Hyde.

May 2018

Edinburgh Music Theatre presents Guys and Dolls
Wed 2 to Sat 5 May 2018
This sizzling New York tale of gamblers, gangsters and nightclub singers features some of Broadway’s greatest show-stopping tunes, including Luck be a Lady, Sit Down You’re Rockin’ the Boat and My Time of Day. A guaranteed spectacular evening of entertainment – so roll the dice, get lucky and book now!

Grumpy Old Women to the Rescue
Sun 13 May
Fed up with flogging their guts out and always having to be in charge, the Grumpy Old Women have put their knobbly old feet up in glorious retirement.

Sunshine on Leith
Tue 22 to Sat 26 May
The essential Edinburgh musical returns home for the first time since 2010 in a brand new production, with stunning songs like I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles), Sunshine on Leith, Letter From America, and I’m On My Way. See Æ’s news preview here: Sunshine on Tollcross.

June 2018

Love from a Stranger
Tue 5 to Sat 9 June
Agatha’s Christie Love from a Stranger is an electric suspense with a shocking twist in its tail. A rarely seen thriller by the UK’s greatest crime writer is rediscovered in a brand new production by Lucy Bailey.

Sat 16 June
Get ready for some Stone Age singalong silliness as Anya, Kevin, Gary and Bonzo (formerly of The Singing Kettle) go on their most roarsome adventure yet!

Peppa Pig’s Adventure
Sat 30 June & Sun 1 July
Join Peppa as she gets ready to go on an exciting camping trip to the woods with George and her school friends, including Pedro Pony, Suzy Sheep and Gerald Giraffe.

That’s as far into the future as we can see for now…