Playhouse Listings

Upcoming shows at the Edinburgh Playhouse

18 – 22 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA. Phone booking: 0844 871 3014

Edinburgh Playhouse
Click on the name of the show to go to the ATG ticketing site.

Now showing:

The Lion King
Run ends: Saturday 18 April 2020
Tue – Sat: 7.30pm; Matinees Wed, Sat, Sun: 2.30pm.
Æ Review: ★★★★☆ Visual feast.

Set against the majesty of the Serengeti to the evocative rhythms of Africa, The Lion King tells the story of Simba’s epic journey to fulfil his destiny as King of the Pridelands. Director Julie Taymor uses breathtaking theatrical magic to bring Disney’s original animated feature to life in a production which has thrilled over 95 million people around the world. Book here.

April 2020

Riverdance – The New 25th Anniversary Show
Friday 24 – Sunday 26 April 2020.
Evenings Fri 24/Sat 25: 7.30pm;
Matinees Sat 25/Sun 26: 2.30pm.
See Æ news: Riverdance Returns.
25 years on, composer Bill Whelan has rerecorded his mesmerising soundtrack while producer Moya Doherty and director John McColgan have completely reimagined the ground-breaking show with innovative and spectacular lighting, projection, stage and costume designs. Book here.

Joe Bonamassa
Mon 27 April 2020
Evening: 7pm.
One of only six UK dates from Joe Bonamassa. He will perform alongside a hand-picked group of world-class musicians playing material from Joe’s latest studio album Redemption and his 2016 milestone album Blues of Desperation, plus classic Bonamassa fan favourites and surprises. Book here.

Dita Von Teese
Tue 28 April 2020
Evening: 8.30pm
Von Teese’s Glamonatrix burlesque revue promises a stunning visual journey with one show-stopping performance after another. With extravagant new production numbers from Dita and her cast, corsets by Mister Pearl and extraordinary bespoke footwear by Christian Louboutin. Book here.

May 2020

A Country Night in Nashville
Friday 1 May 2020
Evening: 7.30pm
Recreates the scene of a buzzing Honky Tonk in downtown Nashville. Hits from Johnny Cash to Alan Jackson, Dolly to the Dixie Chicks, Willie Nelson to Kacey Musgraves, are showcased by the amazing vocals of Dominic Halpin, Shelly Quarmby and their fabulous backing band, the Hurricanes. Book here.

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical
Tue 5 – Sat 9 May 2020
Evenings: 7.30pm; Mats: Weds, Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm.
See news preview: Beautiful for Playhouse.
Æ review of previous tour: ★★★★★ Oh Carole.
The story of Carole King’s rise to stardom, from hawking her songs at 1650 Broadway, to creating hit songwriting team with Gerry Goffin, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Book here.

Whitney – Queen of the Night
Sunday 10 May 2020
Evening: 7.30pm
A stunning celebration of the music and life of one of the greatest singers of our time. This award winning production features a sensational line-up of musicians and artists, and together with a powerhouse and breath-taking performance in the spirit of Whitney, deliver a show that exceeds expectation on every level. Book here.

Sing-a-Long-a Greatest Showman
Sunday 17 May 2020
Afternoon: 2pm
Cheer on Hugh Jackman, lust after Zac Efron and hiss Rebecca Ferguson as you experience The Greatest Showman in the greatest way possible – with lyrics on the screen so you can join in as loud as you want. Book here.

Sing-a-Long-a Bohemian Rhapsody
Sunday 17 May 2020
Evening: 7pm.
The live host will warm up your voices in true Freddie Mercury style, teach you some iconic dance moves and show you how to use your interactive prop bags – Then sit back and sing along with the on screen lyrics! Book here.

Menopause The Musical 2
Saturday 23 May 2020
Evening: 7.30pm.
Cruising Through Menopause, the hysterical sequel to the smash-hit show Menopause The Musical, fast forwards five years to catch up with the same four ladies as they set off on the high seas for tales of their lives, loves and losses. A trip of self-discovery, love and friendship all backed by a soundtrack of toe-tapping parodied hits. Book here.

You Win Again – Celebrating the Music of The Bee Gees
Sun 24 May 2020
Evening: 7.30pm.
It’s Jive Talkin’ the Sunday Night Fever using the music of the Gibb brothers to go on a journey from Idea right through to Spirits Having Flown – with all the hits they wrote for Celine Dion, Diana Ross and Dolly Parton in between. Yup, Stayin’ Alive with Tragedy is just Too Much Heaven. Book here.

Tue 26 – Sat 30 May 2020
Evening: 7.30pm; Wed, Sat Mat: 2.30pm.
Broadway and West End hit musical telling the uplifting yet yearning story of a part-time Dublin guitarist busker (who works by day in his dad’s Hoover repair shop) who falls unexpectedly in love with a young Czech immigrant fellow musician. As we follow their relationship across five short days, big changes happen to both of them in little ways. Book here.

Josh Widdicombe – Bit Much…
Sunday 31 May 2020
Evening: 8pm.
The he guy everyone can do an impression of is back with a brand new stand up tour. A show that will change your life and how you perceive your place in the world. Bit much? Fine, it’ll be a very funny night of grumbles and jokes in which Josh will finally tackle the hot comedy topics of advent calendars, pesto and the closing time of his local park. Book here.

June 2020

Strictly Come Dancing – The Professionals
Wed 3/Thurs 4 June 2020
Evenings: 7.30pm; Mat Weds: 2.30pm.
Direct from BBC One’s award-winning prime time TV show Strictly Come Dancing, this glamorous production will bring together some of the much-loved Strictly Professional dancers as they take to the stage to dazzle with their dance prowess. Book here.

Jane McDonald
Friday 5 June 2020
Evening: 7.30pm.
See Æ News: McDonald’s Playhouse Return.
The BAFTA award-winning star always delivers phenomenal show along with her fantastic live band and backing singers. With stunning production and a new line-up of songs her Let the Light In tour promises to be the best one yet. Book here.

Abba Party Night
Saturday 6 June 2020
Evening: 7.30pm.
Dig out your 70s fashion, dust off your platform boots and get ready to sing and dance the night away with former Bjorn Again songsters Aileen McLaughlin & TJ Davis. All the hits, of course, but with added time for some special surprise songs, something that make this tribute to ABBA unique. Book here.

The Book of Mormon
Wed 17 June – Sat 4 July 2020
Mon – Sat: 7.30pm; Mats Fri/Sat: 2.30pm.
Outrageous musical comedy from Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of South Park, and Bobby Lopez, co-writer of Avenue Q and Frozen, which follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of Mormon missionaries well outside their comfort zone. Book here.

July 2020

Heathers the Musical
Tue 7 – Sat 11 July 2020
Evenings: 7.30, mats Thurs – Sat: 2.30pm.
High octane, black comedy rock musical based on the 1988 film. Veronica Sawyer is just another of the nobodies dreaming of a better day. But when she’s unexpectedly taken under the wings of the three beautiful and impossibly cruel Heathers, her dreams of popularity finally start to come true Book here.

PAW Patrol Live!
Tue 14 – Wed 15 July 2020
Tue: 4pm; Wed: 12 noon, 2.30pm, 5pm.
When Mayor Goodway is nowhere to be found on the day of the Great Adventure Bay Race, the pups come to the rescue. Join Ryder, Chase, Marshall, Rocky, Rubble, Zuma, Skye and Everest, when they take the stage in Edinburgh. Book here.

Mrs Brown’s Boys
Friday 17 – Saturday 18 July 2020
Evenings: 7pm; Sat mat 2pm.
The Mrs. Brown’s Boys gang return in 2020 with Mrs Brown D’Live Show…Encore Tour. “It’s the funniest thing I’ve ever written. Even I laugh and I know what’s coming next!” says creator, writer and star Brendan O’Carroll. Book here.

Tue 28 Jul – Sat 1 Aug 2020
Tue – Sat: 7.30pm; Mats Weds,
City boy Ren thinks life is bad enough when he’s forced to move to a rural backwater in America. But his world comes to a standstill when he arrives at Bomont to find dancing and rock music are banned. Staring Gareth Gates as Willard. Book here.

August 2020

Forth on the Fringe
Fri 7/Sat 8 Aug 2020
Evenings: 8pm; Sat mat:30pm.
Radio Forth’s one stop shop for all the essential acts you need to see at this year’s Edinburgh Festival. Book here.

Russell Howard: Respite
Tuesday 18 August 2020
Evening : 8pm.
Hot on the heels of his critically-acclaimed hit Sky One show The Russell Howard Hour, and his global smash Netflix special Recalibrate, Russell is back on stage where he belongs, making sense of a world that’s spinning out of control. It’s time for Respite. Book here.

September 2020

Billionaire Boy
Thurs 10 – Sat 12 Sept 2020
Evenings: 7pm; Mats Thurs 1.30pm & Sat 2pm.
Joe Spud is twelve years old and the richest boy in the country in this adaptation of David Walliams’ hit book. He has his own sports car, two crocodiles as pets and £100,000 a week pocket money – but he doesn’t have a friend. So he leaves his posh school and stars at the local comp… Book here.

Alan Carr: Not Again, Alan!
Sunday 27 Sept 2020
Evening: 8pm.
It’s been four years since Alan last went on tour, and in that time he’s managed to find himself in all sorts of dramas. Between his star-studded wedding day and becoming an accidental anarchist, from fearing for his life at border control to becoming a reluctant farmer, three words spring to mind…Not again, Alan! Book here.

October 2020

The Commitments
Mon 7 – Sat 12 Oct 2020
Evenings 7.30pm, Mats Weds, Sat: 2.30pm.
The fantastically feel good celebration of soul in an adaptation by Roddy Doyle of his own novel about the music fan who shapes an unlikely bunch of amateur musicians into the finest soul band Dublin has ever produced. Features over 20 soul classics performed live on stage. Book here.

Blood Brothers
Tue 20 – Sat 24 Oct 2020
Evenings: 7.30pm; matinees Weds/Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm.
Click here for Æ reviews of previous tours.
Willy Russell’s legendary musical tells the captivating and moving tale of twins separated at birth, who grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with tragic consequences. Booking opens 10am Fri 31 Jan 2020.

November 2020

Ant Middleton – A New Age Of Thinking
Sunday 1 November 2020
Evening: 7pm.
A brand new fully immersive show for 2020 bringing the ‘elements’ to the audience through lighting, sound and set. The show will recreate what mental strength it took behind the scenes for Ant to complete his recent SAS series and his huge Everest challenge. Plus, throughout, Ant will take the audience through a motivational journey of self-help and self-discovery. Book here.

Steve Hackett Genesis Revisited – Seconds Out & More
Sunday 8 November 2020
Evening: 7.45pm.
Off the back of his most successful solo tour yet, Steve Hackett has announced that his 2020/21 World Tour will feature the whole of the 1977 Genesis live album Seconds Out in full, plus more! Book here.

Sunny Afternoon
Tue 10 – Sat 14 November 2020
Evenings: 7.30pm;
Matinees: Weds, Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm.

Ray Davies’ musical of how The Kinks exploded onto the 60s music scene with a raw, energetic new sound that rocked a nation. Set against the back-drop of a Britain caught mid-swing between the conservative 50s and riotous 60s. Book here.

Strictly Ballroom The Musical
Mon 16 – Sat 21 November 2020
Evenings: 7.30; Matinees Weds, Sat: 2.30pm.
Directed by dancer, choreographer, theatre director Strictly judge and occasional drag artiste: Craig Revel Horwood, Baz Luhrmanns’s musical adaptation of his 1992 movie features over 20 world class performers. Book here.

Tue 24 Nov – Sat 5 Dec 2020
Mon – Sat: 7.30; Mats Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm.
See Æ news: Dreamgirls for Edinburgh.
Meet The Dreams – Effie, Lorrell and Deena – three talented young singers in the turbulent 1960s, a revolutionary time in American music history. Direct from the West End with an extraordinary story and the unforgettable, spine-tingling vocals that send audiences wild. Book here.

White Christmas
Tue 15 Dec 2020 – Sun 3 Jan 2021
Evening shows: 7.30pm; Matinees: 2.30pm; Suns & Xmas Eve: 1pm & 5pm.
The spectacular brand-new production of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas arrives in Edinburgh for Christmas direct from the West End and brought to life by Curve artistic director Nikolai Foster (Annie) and two-time Olivier Award-winning choreographer Stephen Mear (Mary Poppins). Book here.

Tue 12 – Sat 16 Jan 2021
Evenings: 7.30pm; Mats Weds, Sat: 2.30pm.
Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker, dreams of happiness in her life, but when a hot new doctor arrives in town, life gets complicated. Supported by workmates Becky and Dawn, she overcomes the challenges and finds that laughter, love and friendship can provide the perfect recipe for happiness. Book here.

That’s as far into the future as we can see at the moment…