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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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!

War In America
Wed 24 to Sat 27 May 2017 (preview Wed 24 May)
18+ Contains very strong language and strong sexual violence This epic piece of contemporary theatre written by one of Scotland’s leading playwrights finally comes to light twenty years after it was written in a unique location for one week only. Former Royal High School, Regent Road at King’s Theatre

Shirley Valentine
Tue 30 May to Sat 3 June
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
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?

Russell Kane
Sun 18 June
In this brand new show, Russell Kane unleashes another blisteringly-funny, award-winning stand-up performance about growing up and growing down.

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

Shakedown: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
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!
Join CBeebies’ Mister Maker in his hit live theatre tour! With a fabulous supporting cast and art at its heart, this fantastic live show 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.

Edinburgh International Festival: The Divide
8-20 August
The Divide is an extraordinary new work by one of the UK’s greatest storytellers, Alan Ayckbourn. Unfolding over two parts, The Divide is a tale for our own turbulent times that unflinchingly examines a dystopian society of brutal repression, forbidden love and seething insurrection.

Edinburgh International Festival: Room 29
22 – 24 August
Do you believe in ghosts? What if a room could tell you the life stories of the people that have inhabited it? Better still – what if it could sing you those stories?

Edinburgh International Festival: Alfred Brendel
Alfred Brendel does not believe that the merits of an artist can be explained or illuminated by his private life. He is never going to write an autobiography and confesses that, to him, there are many things a great deal more intriguing than his own private persona.

Edinburgh International Festival: The Magnetic Fields
25 & 26 August
Leftfield pop’s answer to Stephen Sondheim, Stephin Merritt has been called one of the greatest songwriters of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Edinburgh International Festival: Letters Live
The joy and the pain, the wisdom and the humour preserved by the humble letter – expertly brought to life by some of the most acclaimed performers from around the world.

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
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.

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.

Duet For One
Tue 31 October to Sat 4 November
This West End triumph comes to the King’s Theatre starring Robert Powell.

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!

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!


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…

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!