King’s Theatre Listings

Upcoming shows at the King’s Theatre

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

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

2019
May 2019

The Verdict
Tue 30 Apr – Sat 4 May 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinees Wed & Sat: 2.30pm.
Frank Galvin is a washed up veteran lawyer and an alcoholic. He is presented with one last chance to redeem himself when he is given an open-and-shut medical malpractice case that no one thinks he can win. Middle Ground Theatre Company. Book here.

The Worst Witch
Tue 7 – Sun 12 May 2019
Evenings: 7pm (not Sun); Matinees: Wed 10.30am, Sat 2.30pm, Sun 2pm.
Long before Harry Potter there was Jill Murphy’s Mildred Hubble. An ordinary girl who found herself in an extraordinary place: a school for witches. Now in her final year, accident prone Mildred and her fellow pupils are about to embark on their biggest and most important adventure yet… Book here.

The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
Tue 14 – Sat 18 May 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinees Wed & Sat: 2.30pm.
Following the phenomenal sell-out success of their multi award-winning The Play That Goes Wrong, Mischief Theatre return with their latest fast and fabulous comedy caper. Think Ocean’s Eleven meets the Marx Brothers… Book here.

Lost At Sea
Mon 20 – Wed 22 May 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm.
A storm is brewing in a small fishing village. A young woman returns home, searching for answers about her father’s death. But as she begins to weave together the strands of her past, a mysterious force unravels family secrets. Inspired by the loss of playwright Morna Young’s fisherman father, Lost at Sea is a personal tribute to the fishing communities of Scotland. Book here.

Rambert2
Fri 24 & Sat 25 May 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinees Wed & Sat: 2.30pm.
A new group of the world’s best young dancers, coming together to showcase just how intense, exhilarating and fierce contemporary dance can be. They perform two works that launched the international careers of their choreographers: E2 7SD by Rafael Bonachela and Killer Pig by Sharon Eyal as well as a new creation by Benoit Swan Pouffer. Book here.

Avenue Q
Mon 27 May – Sat 1 June 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinee Sat: 2.30pm.
Catch-up with all your favourite (and unforgettable) characters on a downtown New York street trying to make sense of life’s burning issues – like what do you do with a BA in English? How do you find your purpose? And is the internet really just for… Book here.

June 2019

Cross Currents
Thurs 6 June 2019
Evening: 7.30pm; Matinee: 2pm.
Showcase of the talent and diversity of the dancers training at Performing Arts Studio Scotland (PASS). Book here.

Ballet Black
Sat 8 June 2019
Evening: 7.30pm.
Celebrating their eighteenth year, there’s always excitement when Ballet Black take to the stage. Their popular programme contrasts dramatic and inventive storytelling in a lively showcase of modern ballets. Book here.

Horrible Histories: Terrible Tudors
Thurs 13 – Sun 16 June 2019.
Thurs 10.30am, Fri 7pm, Sat 2.30pm, Sun 11am
Horrible Histories: Awful Egyptians
Thurs 13 – Sun 16 June 2019.
Thurs 1.30pm; Fri 10.30am; Sat 7pm: Sun 3pm.
History – with the gory bits left in. Brought to the stage with actors and 3D special effects historical figures and events come alive and hover at your fingertips… Book here.

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin
Tue 18 – Sat 22 June 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinees Wed & Sat: 2.30pm.
Æ News: Corelli’s Mandolin for King’s.
Melly Still directs Rona Munro’s adaptation of the bestselling novel is an unforgettable love story set on the Greek island of Cephallonia against the turbulent backdrop of World War II. Book here.

Funbox: The Wild West Show
Sun 23 June 2019
Matinee 2pm.
Get your cowboy or cowgirl boots and spurs on and join Funbos for a rootin’ tootin’ hoedown with Anya, Kevin, Gary and Bonzo (formerly of The Singing Kettle). Who’s the quickest draw in town? Who will wear the Sheriff’s silver star? Can you eat too many baked beans? And will they find their missing keys by High Noon? Book here.

Amélie the Musical
Tue 25 – Sat 29 June 2019
Evenings 7.30pm, Matinees Wed & Sat 2.30pm.
Based on the 2001 French movie Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulain starred Audrey Tautou, this 2015 adaptation tells of shy waitress Amélie, who decides to change the lives of those around her for the better, while struggling with her own isolation. News: Amélie for Edinburgh. Book here.

July 2019

Legally Blonde
Thurs 18 – Sat 20 July 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinees Fri: 3pm & Sat: 2.30pm.
The Beyond Broadway Experience is back for Summer 2019. Join Elle Woods as she follows her heart to a Harvard law degree proving that pink really can save the day! Book here.
August
Oedipus
Wed 14 – Sat 17 August 2019
Wed – Fri:8pm; Sat: 3pm.
Robert Icke’s Oedipus is a chilling thriller. Told in real time as the clock counts down over two hours, Sophocles’ ancient Greek hero is transformed into a political giant of today, awaiting the results of a hard-fought election that will bring him to power yet discovering that, in his own eagerness to spurn convention, he has committed the most repugnant of transgressions. Oedipus becomes a deeply human figure, destined to face the tragic repercussions of his unwitting mistakes. Book here.

September 2019

Stick Man
Fri 6 to Sun 8 September 2019
Fri 2pm & 4pm, Sat & Sun 11am, 2pm & 4pm
Touching, funny and utterly original, Freckle Productions’ delightful adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s STICK MAN is back! This award-winning production, from the team behind Tiddler and other Terrific Tales, Tabby McTat and Zog features a trio of top actors and is packed full of puppetry, songs, live music and funky moves. Book here.

Wee Hansel and Gretel
Fri 13 – Sun 15 Sept 2019
Fri 2.30pm; Sat & Sun 11am & 1.30pm.
A wee version of a big ballet from Scottish Ballet. Join Hansel and Gretel in an enchanting gingerbread house where they meet dancing sweet treats and toys that come to life. Book here.

Eye Of The Storm
Tue 17 to Sat 21 September 2019 2019
Evenings 7pm, Matinees Wed, Thu & Sat 2pm
Meet Emmie Price. For the last 5 years her life has been a whirlwind. It’s a world torn between caring for her bipolar mum, pursuing a passion for tornados, and proving she’s got what it takes at school. But Emmie knows one day that’s all going to change. One day she’s going to become a storm chaser… in America. Multi award-winning Theatr na nÓg present an unmissable original musical play that’s guaranteed to seize your heart and capture your mind. Set in the Welsh Valleys to a toe-tapping soundtrack steeped in Americana from Grammy Award winner Amy Wadge (Thinkin’ Out Loud with Ed Sheeran, Keeping Faith) and performed live on stage by a cast of eight talented actor musicians. This theatrical event of courage, determination and compassion is guaranteed to inspire adults of all ages and families with children aged 8+. Book here.

A Taste of Honey
Monday 23 – Saturday 28 September 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinees Wed, Sat: 2.30pm.
The National Theatre with Shelagh Delaney’s career defining play, an exhilarating depiction of working-class life in post-war Salford. When her mother Helen runs off with a car salesman, feisty teenager Jo takes up with Jimmy, a sailor who promises to marry her, before he heads for the seas leaving her pregnant and alone. Book here.

October 2019

A Woman Of No Importance
Tue 1 to Sat 5 October 2019
Evenings 7.30pm, Matinees Wed & Sat 2.30pm
An earnest young American woman, a louche English lord, and an innocent young chap join a house party of fin de siècle fools and grotesques. Nearby a woman lives, cradling a long-buried secret. In A Woman of No Importance, Oscar Wilde’s marriage of glittering wit and Ibsenite drama created a vivid new theatrical voice. Directed by Classic Spring’s Artistic Director, Dominic Dromgoole, and starring the much-loved television and theatre star, Liza Goddard. Book here.

J B Priestley’s An Inspector Calls
Tue 8 – Sat 12 Oct 2019
Evenings 7.30pm, Matinees Wed & Sat 2.30pm.
Stephen Daldry’s multi award-winning production of JB Priestley’s classic thriller returns after a sell out West End season. Book here.

The Night Watch
Tue 15 to Sat 19 October 2019
Evenings 7.30pm, Matinees Wed & Sat 2.30pm
London in the 1940s. A time when hearts beat faster and life burned more brightly. The Night Watch is a tender, tragic and beautifully poignant portrait of four ordinary people caught up in the aftermath of an extraordinary time. Olivier-nominated playwright Hattie Naylor creates a gripping and theatrically inventive adaptation of this great modern novel. From the team that brought you Birdsong, The Habit of Art and The Importance of Being Earnest this eagerly anticipated brand-new production is set to shine on tour for the first time. Book here.

Frankenstein
Mon 21 to Sat 26 October 2019
Evenings 7.30pm, Matinees Wed & Sat 2.30pm
An eighteen-year-old girl, Mary Shelley, dreams up a monster whose tragic story will capture the imaginations of generations to come. A young scientist by the name of Frankenstein breathes life into a gruesome body. Banished into an indifferent world, Frankenstein’s creature desperately seeks out his true identity, but the agony of rejection and a broken promise push him into darkness. Dangerous and vengeful, the creature threatens to obliterate Frankenstein and everyone he loves, in a ferocious and bloodthirsty hunt for his maker. Rona Munro’s brilliant new adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Gothic masterpiece places the writer herself amongst the action as she wrestles with her creation and with the stark realities facing revolutionary young women, then and now. Book here.

Prism
Mon 28 October to Sat 2 November 2019
Evenings 7.30pm, Matinees Wed & Sat 2.30pm
Following a sold-out run at London’s Hampstead Theatre, don’t miss the astonishing true story of the man who made Hollywood’s greatest divas beautiful. Robert Lindsay is ‘magnetic’ (The Guardian), ‘perfect’ (The Times) and ‘glorious’ (The Mail on Sunday) in Terry Johnson’s delightfully witty and poignant play based on the extraordinary life of double Oscar-winning cinematic master Jack Cardiff; ‘the man who made women look beautiful’ (Vanity Fair). The legendary Jack Cardiff has retired to the sleepy village of Denham, Buckinghamshire. His days of hard work – and play – on some of the most famous film sets in the world are now long behind him, as are his secret liaisons with some of the most famous women in the world… Surrounded by memorabilia from a lifetime of ‘painting with light’, the writing of an autobiography should be an easy matter – were it not that Jack would now rather live in the past than remember it. Book here.

November 2019

James Acaster
Sunday 3 November 2019
Evening: 7.30pm.
James Acaster’s latest show is called Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999. Book here.

The Exorcist
Tue 5 to Sat 9 November 2019
Evenings Tue to Thu 7.30pm, Fri & Sat 8.30pm, Matinees Wed 2.30pm, Fri & Sat 5pm
When desperate mother Chris is unable to get any answers from a succession of doctors about her young daughter’s strange symptoms, she reluctantly turns to a local priest for help. But before Father Damien can tackle what’s before him, he must overcome his own shaken beliefs, as this fight is for more than just one girl’s soul… Inspired by true events, the two-time Oscar-winning movie of this story has thrilled generations the world over since its release in 1973. Now it’s your turn to experience The Exorcist live in this spine-tingling new stage production direct from London’s West End. Book here.

Little Miss Sunshine
Tue 12 – Sat 16 Nov 2019
Cancelled.
The Edinburgh dates of the Little Miss Sunshine tour have been pulled “due to unforeseen circumstances”.

Edinburgh Gang Show 2019
Tue 19 to Sat 23 November 2019
Evenings 7pm; Matinee Sat 2.15pm
It’s November… it’s the King’s Theatre… it’s GANG SHOW time! Over 250 young people from Scouting and Girlguiding return to the King’s with their spectacular production – the 60th Edinburgh Gang Show. As always there will be show-stopping musical numbers, fabulous choreography, stunning individual performances and hilarious comedy routines. Book here.

December 2019

Goldilocks And The Three Bears
Sat 30 November 2019 to Sun 19 January 2020 2019
Evenings 7pm, Matinees Wed & Sat 2.30pm.
The King’s Panto is back, reuniting Allan Stewart, Andy Gray and Grant Stott as they run away to the circus for the ultimate pantomime spectacular! Joining them this year in his first Kings’ Panto is River City’s Jordan Young. Packed full of hilarious comedy routines, laughter, dazzling special effects and hair-raising displays, Goldilocks and the Three Bears will blend the worlds of circus and pantomime featuring magic, music, mayhem and plenty of porridge. Book here.

2020

Oor Wullie
Tue 28 January to Sat 1 February 2020
Evenings 7.30pm, Matinees Wed & Sat 2.30pm
Jings, Crivvens, Help Ma Boab! Scotland’s cheekiest, spiky-haired scamp is back! Only question is; where’s his bucket?! Join Wullie, Fat Boab, Soapy Soutar, Wee Eck, and the rest of The Sunday Post gang, in a brand-new musical adventure celebrating their 80th anniversary as Scotland’s most beloved comic strip. Continuing their collaboration with Dundee Rep, and in partnership with internationally acclaimed Selladoor Worldwide; award-winning writing partnership. Noisemaker are delighted to bring this iconic character to the stage and prove that even at 80 years old he’s still Oor Wullie! Your Wullie! A’body’s Wullie! Book here.

Patience
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.

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.

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