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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October 2018

Rain Man
Mon 1 – Sat 6 October 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinees Wed & Sat: 2.30pm.
Inspired by the heart-warming Oscar winning movie. When self-centred salesman Charlie Babbitt discovers that his long-lost brother Raymond, an autistic savant with a genius for numbers, has inherited the family fortune, he sets out to get ‘his half’. With Mathew Horne as Raymond  and Ed Speleers as Charlie.

Rebus: Long Shadows
Mon 8 – Sat 13 October 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinees Wed, Thurs & Sat: 2.30pm.
Rona Munro collaborates with Ian Rankin to bring a new John Rebus tale to the stage. Now retired, the shadows of his former life still follow him through the streets of Edinburgh. But when the daughter of a murder victim appears outside his flat, he’s back on the case… Staring Charles Lawson, Cathy Tyson and John Stahl. Æ’s review is here: ★★★☆☆ Overshadowed.

Fame the Musical
Tue 23 – Sat 27 October 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinees Wed & Sat: 2.30pm.
The definitive 30th anniversary tour of Fame starring Keith Jack, Mica Paris and Jorgie Porter. Follow the lives of students as they navigate their way through the highs and lows, the romances and the heartbreaks and the ultimate elation of life.

Tue 30 October to Sat 3 November 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinees Wed & Sat: 2.30pm.
New stage adaptation by Jenny King of Bram Stoker’s book is brought to opulent and irresistible life in a contemporary interpretation that includes all the definitive characters and spine-chilling fear. Eduard Lewis directs a Touring Consortium production in association with Everyman Theatre Cheltenham.

November 2018

Vulcan VII
Mon 5 – Sat 10 November 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinees Wed & Sat: 2.30pm.
Adrian Edmondson and Nigel Planer shot to fame with The Comic Strip Presents…and as Vyvyan and Neil in the massive cult classic The Young Ones. They co-star in this hilarious new comedy about the actor’s life, which they have also co-written.

Shakespeare in Love
Mon 12 – Sat 17 November 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinees Wed & Sat: 2.30pm.
This epic Elizabethan extravaganza is exuberant, witty, funny, and a beautiful homage to love, art, and theatre itself.

Edinburgh Gang Show
Tue 20 to Sat 24 November 2019
Evenings: 7pm; Matinee Sat: 2.15pm.
Over 250 young people from Scouting and Girlguiding present music, comedy, drama and dance – it can only be the Edinburgh Gang Show back again for more fun!

December 2018-January 2019

Beauty and the Beast
Sat 1 December 2018 to Sun 20 January 2019
No shows: Dec 20 & 25, Jan 1.
Evenings Tue – Sat: 7pm; Matinees (not Dec 6, 12 or Jan 11, 17 &18 ): 2pm. Sundays & Mon 24, Mon 31: 1pm & 5pm.
Allan Stewart and Grant Stott return in a BEAST of a Pantomime… Andy Gray is indisposed for medical reasons.

January 2019

Beauty and the Beast
RUN ENDS: Sun 20 January 2019
No show: Jan 1.
Evenings Tue – Sat: 7pm; Matinees (not Jan 11, 17 &18 ): 2pm. Sunday: 1pm & 5pm.
AllanStewart and Grant Stott return in a BEAST of a Pantomime… Andy Gray is indisposed for medical reasons.

Glasgow Girls
Wed 23 to Sat 26 January 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinees Thurs & Sat: 2.30pm.
Cora Bissett’s life-affirming, song-filled Scottish musical drama, based on the true story of seven feisty teenagers fighting for the rights of their asylum-seeking best friend. Biggest selling show at #EdFringe 2016 Æ review: ★★★★☆ Gallus.

Sandi Toksvig Live! National Trevor
Sun 27 January 2019.
Evening: 7.30pm.
Sandi thinks that being called a National Treasure is bit embarrassing and she has decided instead to become a National Trevor – half misprint, half Danish comedian, novelist, actor and broadcaster.

Scottish Opera: Anthropocene
Thurs 31 January & Sat 2 February 2019
Evenings: 7.15pm.
This fourth collaboration between composer Stuart MacRae and librettist Louise Welsh promises a night of unrelenting dramatic tension and superb storytelling.

February 2019

Scottish Opera: National Opera Studio
Friday 1 February 2019
Evening: 6pm (1 hour)
This year, Scottish Opera, English National Opera and the National Opera Studio are working in partnership, culminating in the young artists’ week-long residency with Scottish Opera and a performance at the King’s Theatre, Edinburgh, accompanied by The Orchestra of Scottish Opera.

The Cat In The Hat
Wed 6 to Sat 9 February 2019
Evenings: 7pm. Matinees: Thu 2pm, Sat 11am & 2pm.
When the Cat in the Hat steps onto the mat, Sally and her brother are in for a rollercoaster ride of havoc and mayhem! Based on the book by Dr Seuss, directed by Suba Das with design by Isla Shaw and original songs from composer Tasha Taylor Johnson.

Barbara Dickson
Sun 10 February 2019
Evening: 7.30pm
Multi-million selling recording artist Barbara Dickson with her accomplished band returns to Edinburgh.

Mon 11 – Sat 16 February 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinees Wed & Sat: 2.30pm.
When Serge spends an extortionate amount of money on an all white modernist painting, his close friends Marc and Yvan are baffled. But do their violent reactions mirror more dangerous antagonisms towards each other? Yasmina Reza’s dazzling study of friendship, prejudice and tolerance is a masterpiece. With Nigel Havers, Denis Lawson and Stephen Tompkinson..

Trust Fast Health with Dr Michael Mosley
Sun 17 February 2019
Evening: 7.30pm.
In this informative and entertaining live show, Michael Mosley, the man behind the iconic 5:2 Diet, will explode common health myths and offer fascinating insights into the workings of the human body.

The Lady Vanishes
Mon 18 – Sat 23 February 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinees Wed & Sat: 2.30pm.
The Classic Thriller company with a new adaptation of the Hitchcock film. Socialite Iris is travelling home to England on the train when an accident introduces her to the mild-mannered Miss Froy. After her travelling companion suddenly disappears, Iris is perplexed to find that all the other passengers deny ever having seen her.

Allan Stewart’s Big Big Variety Show
Tue 26 Feb to Sat 02 March 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinees Wed & Sat: 2.30pm.
Laughter and variety are the main ingredients of with Stewart joined by panto pals Gray and Stott, three more top class acts, a full supporting cast and the Andy Pickering Orchestra.

March 2019

Southern Light: My Fair Lady
Tue 5 to Sat 9 March 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinees Wed & Sat: 2.30pm.
My Fair Lady sparkles with wit, elegance and romance, telling the story of an Edwardian cockney flower girl’s transformation into the pride of London society.

EDGAS present The Mikado
Tue 12 to Sat 16 March 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinees Sat: 2.30pm.
Edinburgh Gilbert and Sullivan Society present Gilbert & Sullivan’s legendary smash hit. Set in the fictional Japanese town of Titipu with exotic costumes and a large and impressive cast, this production promises to be a treat for all ages.

The Bohemians present The Wedding Singer
Wed 20 to Sat 23 March 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinee Sat: 2.30pm.
Join New Jersey’s favourite wedding singer Robbie Hart, sweet natured Julia, her best friend Holly and Wall Street bad boy Glenn in the 1980’s 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.

The Girl on the Train
Mon 25 – Sat 30 Mar
Evenings 7.30pm. Matinees Wed & Sat: 2.30pm.
Rachel Watson longs for a different life. Her only escape is the perfect couple she watches through the train window every day, happy and in love. Or so it appears… Samantha Womack stars in this adaptation of Paula Hawkins’ novel that will keep you guessing until the last moment.

An Audience with Simon Reeve
Sun 31 March 2019
Evening: 7.30pm
Simon Reeve’s first-ever theatre tour will feature the world-famous BBC TV presenter and journalist recount tales from over 15 years of travelling to the most remote and extreme corners of the planet.

April 2019

To Kill A Mockingbird
Mon 1- Sat 6 April 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinees Wed & Sat: 2.30pm.
The Regent’s Park Theatre production of one of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel sees racial injustice divide a small-town community in the American deep south. With integrity and compassion, lawyer Atticus Finch seeks the truth. His courageous daughter, Scout, brings hope to a neighbourhood in turmoil.

Abigail’s Party
Tue 16 – Sat 20 April 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinees Wed & Sat: 2.30pm.
Jodie Prenger leads the cast in a brand-new production of Mike Leigh’s comedy classic set in 1970’s suburbia. Beverley and husband Laurence are throwing a party for their newlywed neighbours. Joining them is highly strung Susan whose been banished from the party of her teenage daughter Abigail.

May 2019

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…

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…

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.

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.

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…

June 2019

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…

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin
Tue 18 – Sat 22 June 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinees Wed & Sat: 2.30pm.
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.

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?

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