King’s Theatre Listings

Upcoming shows at the King’s Theatre

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

Click on the name of the show to go to its ticketing site.

March 2020

Anything Goes
Tue 3 – Sat 7 March 2020
Evenings 7.30pm; Mat, Sat: 2.30pm
Southern Light take a voyage with probably the best known of all Cole Porter’s musicals onboard the SS American as it makes its way from New York to London, with a bizarre mix of passengers and crew, not to forget a swell soundtrack of well-known songs including I Get a Kick Out of You, You’re the Top, Friendship, It’s De-Lovely… and of course Anything Goes! Book here.

Allan Stewart’s Big Big Variety Show
Tue 10 – Sat 14 March 2020
Evenings 7.30pm; Mats Wed, Sat: 2.30pm.
There I am, standing on stage at the Barrowland Ballroom, just 10 years old. 60 years, two Royal Variety performances, two TV game shows, my own TV series, one record produced by George Martin, countless gigs all over the world, and – can you believe it – 39 Pantos later, here I am. Book here.

Tue 17 – Sat 21 March 2020
Evenings 7.30pm, Matinee Sat 2.30pm
EdGAS present Gilbert and Sullivan’s Patience – Inspired by the Victorian aesthetic movement, with willowy poets, sighing maidens, hearty milkmaids and burly officers galore, this Savoy opera tells the story of two rival poets and the superficiality of the women who blindly follow and adore them. Book here.

Shrek the Musical
Wed 25 – Sat 28 March 2020
Evenings 7.30pm, Matinee Sat 2.30pm
The Bohemians present the musical adaptation of the animated movie about a big big, green, terrifying ogre who is turfed out of his lonely swamp and sets off with a wisecracking Donkey to save the feisty princess Fiona from a fire-breathing dragon. Book here.

Iain Stirling: Failing Upwards
Sunday 29 March 2020
Two shows: 5pm & 7.30pm.
NB: These shows will be be filmed for Amazon Prime. Do you ever wonder how people manage to be normal? Iain does. So much so he’s written a brand new stand-up show about it in which he explores his inability to function in the most basic of public settings, social media’s constant pressure to “live your best life” and that one time a man stole his shoes. Book here.

April 2020

The Habit of Art
Tue 31 Mar – Sat 4 Apr 2020
Evenings 7.30pm; Mats Wed, Sat: 2.30pm.
Alan Bennett’s play about a meeting between two of the 20th centuries most remarkable artists, the poet WH Auden and the composer Benjamin Britten. Exploring friendship, rivalry and heartache this multi-layered masterpiece examines the joy, pain and emotional cost of creativity. Philip Franks directs Matthew Kelly, David Yelland and Veronica Roberts. Book here.

A Monster Calls
Tue 7 – Sat 11 Apr 2020
Evenings 7.30pm; Mats Wed, Sat: 2.30pm.
Patrick Ness’s piercing novel is brought vividly to life in the Olivier award-winning production by visionary director Sally Cookson. Thirteen-year-old Conor and his mum have managed just fine since his dad moved away. But now his mum is sick and not getting any better. His grandmother won’t stop interfering and the kids at school won’t look him in the eye. Book here.

Ghost Stories
Tue 14 – Sat 18 April 2020
Evenings 7.30pm; Mats Wed, Sat: 2.30pm.
There’s something dark lurking in the theatre. Enter a nightmarish world, full of thrilling twists and turns, where all your deepest fears and disturbing thoughts are imagined live on stage. A fully sensory and electrifying encounter, Ghost Stories is the ultimate twisted love-letter to horror and an edge-of-your-seat theatrical experience like no other. Book here.

The Woman in Black
Tue 21 – Sat 25 April 2020
Evenings 7.30pm; Mats Wed, Sat: 2.30pm.
A lawyer obsessed with a curse that he believes has been cast over him and his family by the spectre of a Woman in Black engages a skeptical young actor to help him tell his terrifying story… Susan Hill’s acclaimed ghost story comes dramatically alive in Stephen Mallatratt’s ingenious stage adaptation. Book here.

May 2020

A Murder is Announced
Tue 28 Apr – Sat 2 May 2020
Evenings 7.30pm; Mats Wed, Sat: 2.30pm.
The residents of Chipping Cleghorn are astonished to read an advert in the local newspaper that a murder will take place this coming Friday at Little Paddocks, the home of Letitia Blacklock. Unable to resist, the group gather at the house at the appointed time, when the lights go out and a gun is fired.Enter Miss Marple, who must unravel a complex series of relationships and events to solve the mystery of the killer… Book here.

The Birthday Party
Tue 5 – Sat 9 May 2020
Evenings 7.30pm, Matinee Wed & Sat 2.30pm
Set in a dilapidated seaside boarding house the mysterious Stanley Webber receives a visit from two sinister strangers, Goldberg and McCann. They arrive on Stanley’s birthday – or is it? What do they want and why do they want to turn Stanley’s quiet world upside down? Book here.

Educating Rita
Mon 11 – Sat 16 May 2020
Evenings 7.30pm, Matinee Wed & Sat 2.30pm
When married hairdresser Rita enrols on a university course to expand her horizons, little does she realise where the journey will take her. Tutor Frank is a frustrated poet, brilliant academic and dedicated drunk who’s less than enthusiastic about taking Rita on, but when these two people come together they soon realise how much they have to teach each other. Book here.

Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story
Tue 26 – Sat 30 May 2020
Evenings 7.30pm, Matinees Wed & Sat 2.30pm
This sensational multi award-winning West End show first opened in 1989 and has been thrilling audiences around the world ever since. Now it triumphantly returns to Edinburgh as part of its landmark 30th Anniversary Tour. Book here.

June 2020

Peppa Pig’s Best Day Ever
Sat 6/Sun 7 June 2020
Three shows daily: 10am, 1pm, 4pm.
Get ready for a road-trip full of fun adventures. From castles to caves, dragons to dinosaurs and ice-creams to muddy puddles – there is something for all of the family and their friends to enjoy, including Miss Rabbit, Mr Bull, Suzy Sheep, Gerald Giraffe and more! Book here.

The Cat and the Canary
Mon 22 – Sat 27 June 2020
Evenings 7.30pm, Matinee Wed & Sat 2.30pm
Twenty years after the death of Mr. West, his descendants gather at a remote mansion to learn who will inherit his vast wealth and the hidden family jewels. When the heir is revealed, the heritage hunters turn into prey and a chain of macabre events is set in motion; walls crack open, shadows loom and dark secrets are revealed. Will the heirs dare to face the haunting presence toying with them? When the cat prowls, the flock takes fright… Book here.

July 2020

Funbox present Jungle Party
Sat 20 July 2020
Matinee: 2pm
Join Anya, Kevin, Gary and Bonzo (formerly of The Singing Kettle) as they swing into their latest musical adventure and follow the sound of the drums in search of the ultimate jungle boogie. There are songs to sing, keys to find and new friends to discover along the way. Book here.

High School Musical
Thurs 23 – Sat 25 July 2020
Evenings 7.30pm; Matinees Fri/Sat: 2.30pm
The Beyond Broadway Experience bring Disney’s smash-hit movie musical to life. Follow Troy, Gabriella, and the students of East High in this modern day cult-classic as they get you dancing in the isles to hits such as “We’re All In This Together” and “Status Quo” Book here.

September 2020

Gary Meikle: Surreal
Friday 18 September 2020
Evening: 8pm.
After his meteoric rise through the ranks, Scottish Comedy Award winner and viral sensation Gary Meikle is back with his second tour show, Surreal! A word that perfectly describes Gary’s last twelve months. He started the year performing in comedy clubs, and ended it selling out big theatres in the UK as well as tours in America, Canada and Europe! Book here.

October 2020

Groan Ups
Tue 6 – Sat 10 Oct 2020
Evenings 7.30pm, Matinee Wed & Sat 2.30pm
Following their phenomenal rise to global success, multi award-winning Mischief Theatre return to Edinburgh with their brand-new comedy all about growing up. Do we choose who we become? Is the story of our lives already written? Do we ever really grow up? Follow an unruly classroom of six year-olds on their journey through anarchic high school teenagers to the challenges of adulthood. Book here.

Soweto Gospel Choir
Sun 11 Oct 2020
Matinee: 3pm.
In this uplifting and joyous repertoire, The Choir will perform a rousing program of freedom songs celebrating the life of the father of their Rainbow Nation, Nelson Mandela as well as international gospel classics including a spine-tingling take on Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” and an extraordinary rendition of “Amazing Grace” which has had over 15 million views on YouTube. Book here.

The Mousetrap
Mon 19 – Sat 24 Oct 2020
Evenings 7.30pm; Mats Wed, Sat: 2.30pm.
Discover why Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap has kept people guessing for so long, becoming the longest running show of any kind in the history of theatre. The scene is set when a group of people gathered in a country house cut off by the snow discover, to their horror, that there is a murderer in their midst. Who can it be? Book here.

November 2020

Mon 9 – Sat 14 November 2020
Evenings: 7.30pm; Mat, Weds & Sat: 2.30pm.
April 2003. Army Major Charles Ingram, his wife and coughing accomplice are convicted for cheating on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? The evidence is damning. The nation is gripped by the sheer audacity of the plot to snatch the £1,000,000 jackpot. But was he really guilty? Book here.

December 2020

Sleeping Beauty
Sat 28 Nov 2020 – Sun 17 Jan 2021
Tue to Sat, 2pm & 7pm; Sun 1pm & 5pm
Rise and shine! Allan Stewart, Andy Gray, Grant Stott and Jordan Young return in the pantomime of your dreams! Friends booking from Tue 14 Jan, Groups from Tue 21 Jan general on-sale from Feb 24 2020. Book here.

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