Playhouse Listings

Upcoming shows at the Edinburgh Playhouse

18 – 22 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA. Phone booking: 0844 871 3014
Edinburgh Playhouse
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January 2019

Fastlove – A Tribute to George Michael
Saturday 12 January 2019
Evening: 7.30pm
Direct from London’s West End, this is the world’s favourite George Michael tribute show. Book now.

Shen Yun
Thursday 24/Friday 25 Jan 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinee Fri 2pm.

Epic production featuring stories from five millennia of Chines culture using classical Chinese dance – along with patented scenographic effects and all-original orchestral works. “Opens a portal to a civilisation of enchanting beauty and enlightening wisdom.” Book now.

February 2019

A Country Night in Nashville
Friday 1 February 2019
Evening: 7.30pm
Recreates the scene of a buzzing Honky Tonk in downtown Nashville, perfectly capturing the energy and atmosphere of an evening in the home of Country Music. Book now.

American Idiot
Tuesday 5 – Saturday 9 February 2019
Tue – Fri: 7.30pm; Sat: 4pm & 8pm.
Following two critically acclaimed West End runs and a sell-out UK Tour, Green Day’s explosive rock musical returns in a Selladoor production to mark the show’s 10th anniversary and the 15th anniversary of the Grammy Award winning original album. Book now.

Menopause: The Musical
Sunday 10 February 2019
Evening: 6pm.
This hysterical show packed full of one-liners about night sweats, hot flushes and memory loss is backed by an instantly recognisable soundtrack of innuendo-laden versions of 60s, 70s and 80s pop classics. Book now.

Spirit Of The Dance
Friday 15 February 2019
Evening: 7.30pm

Irish in origin and bursting with energy, this foot-stomping production features powerful Irish dance combined with the passionate Latino rhythms of Tango, Flamenco and red hot Salsa. Book now.

Jersey Boys
Tuesday 19 February – Saturday 2 March 2019
Evenings (not Sun 24): 7.30pm; Matinees Wed 20, Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm.
The true life story of four boys from the wrong side of the tracks who wrote their own songs, invented their own unique sound, and sold 100 million records worldwide. Featuring hit after legendary hit including Beggin’, December 1963 (Oh What A Night), Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Walk Like A Man, Bye Bye Baby, Big Girls Don’t Cry and many more. Book now.

March 2019

Russian State Ballet of Siberia – Giselle
Thursday 7 March 2019
Evening: 7.30pm.
The most poignant of all classical ballets is filled with dramatic passion in a chilling and heart-rending tale of love, treachery and forgiveness from beyond the grave. Book now.

Russian State Ballet of Siberia – Swan Lake
Friday 8 – Saturday 9 March 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinee Sat: 2.30pm.
The greatest romantic ballet of all time is brought to life by Tchaikovsky’s haunting and unforgettable score. From the impressive splendour of the Palace ballroom to the moon-lit lake where swans glide in perfect formation, this compelling tale of tragic romance has it all. Book now.

Brendan Cole: The Show Man
Wednesday 13 March 2019
Evening: 7.30pm.
Brush off your tails, Brendan is back! This brand new production for 2019 promises unparalleled entertainment as Brendan Cole leads his stunning cast in a thrilling extravaganza of music and dance. Book now.

Abba Party Night
Friday 15 March 2019
Evening: 7.30pm.
Aileen McLaughlin & TJ Davis – who formally fronted Björn Again with a full live band perform the greatest hits of ABBA in their own fun and unique style. Renowned for their authentic voices, musical excellence and original costumes, this is a must see show for all the Dancing Queens. Book now.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Tuesday 19 – Saturday 23 March 2019
Evenings Tue – Thurs: 7.30pm; Fri/Sat: 5pm & 8pm. Matinees Wed/Thurs: 2.30pm; Sat: 2pm.

Bill Kenwright’s production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sparkling family musical returns, retelling the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many, many colours. Book here.

Respect – the Aretha Franklin Songbook
Sunday 24 March 2019
Evening: 7.30pm

Tribute to the Queen of Soul featuring vocals from West End Sensation and Olivier Award Winner Amber Riley, R&B Royalty Mica Paris, Pop Star Cleopatra Higgins, and Soul Legend Jaki Graham. Accompanied by the Urban Soul Orchestra and the London Community Gospel Choir. Book here.

The Solid Silver 60s Show
Wednesday 27 March 2019
Evening: 7.30pm.
The original sixties show with classic hits performed by the original hit makers. This year it’s Peter Noone, Brian Poole and Dave Berry with Vanity Fare. Book now.

Wannabe – The Spice Girls Show
Saturday 30 March 2019 
Evening: 7.30pm.
Featuring the greatest Spice Girls hits, this musical celebration recreates the era of Girl Power. Book now.

April 2019

Matilda The Musical
Tuesday 2 – Saturday 27 April 2019
Evenings (not Suns): 7.30pm; Matinee Weds, Sat: 2.30pm.
With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, this Royal Shakespeare Company production is the story inspired by the book by Roald Dahl.of an extraordinary little girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Book now.

Rock of Ages
Tuesday 30 April – Saturday 4 May 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinees Weds, Sat: 2.30pm.
An LA love story lavished with over 25 classic rock anthems. Lose yourself in a city and a time where the dreams are as big as the hair, and yes, they can come true! Book now.

May 2019

RuPaul’s Drag Race – Werq the World Tour
Monday 6 May 2019
Evening: 80pm.
The Official RuPaul’s Drag Race World Tour returns with an all new production for 2019! Mission leader Michelle Visage takes voyagers on a journey to save the universe with the help of her intergalactic queens including Aquaria, Kameron Michaels, Asia O’Hara, Kim Chi, Naomi Smalls, Monét X Change and Violet Chachki! Book now.

Seven Drunken Nights: The Story of the Dubliners
Wednesday 8 May 2019 
Evening: 7.30pm.
Brings to life the music of Ireland’s favorite sons ‘The Dubliners’. Telling the story of a career spanning 50 years and evoking the spirit of Ronnie Drew, Luke Kelly, Barney McKenna, Jim McCann, Ciaran Bourke and John Sheahan. This talented cast of musicians and singers bring the music of this iconic group to life. Book now.

Strictly Come Dancing The Professionals
Friday 10 – Saturday 11 May 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm; Sat matinee: 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 now.

Thriller Live
Tuesday 14 – Saturday 18 May 2019
Tue – Fri: 7.30pm; Sat: 4pm & 8pm.
Direct from London’s West End, where it’s in its record breaking 9th year, Thriller Live is a spectacular concert created to celebrate the career of the world’s greatest entertainer. Æ reviews of previous tours: Thriller LIVE!  Book now.

The Mousetrap
Monday 27 – Wednesday 29 May 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm; Wed matinee: 2.30pm.
Æ reviews of previous tours: The Mousetrap.

A group of people 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? Agatha Christie’s famously long-running play reveals its characters’ sordid pasts until at the last, nerve-shredding moment the identity and the motives are finally revealed.   Book now.

Bill Bailey – Larks In Transit
Friday 31 May 2019
Evening: 8pm.
A compendium of travelers’ tales and the general shenanigans of twenty years as a travelling comedian. With musical virtuosity, surreal tangents and trademark intelligence, Bill Bailey tackles politics, philosophy and the pursuit of happiness. Book now.

June 2019

The Carpenters Story
Sat 1 June 2019
Evening: 7pm.
Highly acclaimed concert-style production continues to captivate audiences across the UK with its spectacular re-creation of the classic songbook that made The Carpenters a legend in the world of popular music. Book now.

That’ll Be The Day
Sun 2 June 2019
Evening: 7pm.
Highly acclaimed for its stunning live entertainment value, That’ll Be The Day is an outstanding celebration for all true fans of the golden era of popular music. This latest production features a new-line-up of smash hits spanning the 50s, 60s, 70s & 80s, plus more side-splitting comic sketches, all performed live on-stage. Book now.

Club Tropicana
Tue 11 Jun – Sat 15 June 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinee Weds, Sat: 2.30pm.
Welcome to the vibrant Club Tropicana Hotel – the 1980’s answer to Love Island, where the drinks are free and the whole family is invited to join the ultimate holiday musical, celebrating a time when hair was big, shoulders were padded and mobiles weighed a tonne… Book now.

Hair The Musical
Mon 17 – Sat 22 June 2019
Daily: 7.30pm; Matinees Weds, Sat: 2.30pm.
Fiftieth anniversary tour of the liberated Sixties musical. Welcome to the Age of Aquarius – it’s 1967 and the hippies are yearning to change the world, questioning authority and the American flag. Wild, colourful, sexually liberated and free, they are united in protest and song, under the shadow of the Vietnam War. Book now.

July 2019

The Bodyguard
Tue 9 – Sat 20 July 2019
Daily (not Sun): 7.30pm; Matinees Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm.
The international, award-winning smash-hit musical based on the blockbuster film. Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge – what they don’t expect is to fall in love. Book now.

September 2019

Bianca Del Rio’s Its Jester Joke
Sat 7 September 2019
Evening: 8.30pm.
The ‘Clown in a Gown’ tells tales of her world travels and the outrageous circus that is her life. The most ambitious solo drag show tour in history with her brand-new comedy show. Book now.

Mamma Mia!
Thursday 19 – Saturday 28 September 2019
Tue – Sat: 7.30pm; Matinees Thurs 26 & Sat: 2.30pm; Sun 22: 3pm.
See our news story here: Mamma Mia! for Playhouse.
The new Mamma Mia! tour kicks off in Edinburgh… Book now.

October 2019

Mon 30 Sept – Sat 5 Oct 2019
Daily: 7.30pm; Matinees Weds, Sat: 2.30pm.
In 1930s New York, brave young Annie lives in misery at Miss Hannigan’s orphanage. Her luck changes when she’s chosen to spend a fairytale Christmas with famous billionaire, Oliver Warbucks. But spiteful Miss Hannigan has other ideas… Book now.

We Will Rock You
Monday 7 – Saturday 12 October 2019.
Evenings: 7.30pm. Matinee Wed, Sat: 2.30pm.
Queen’s music drives Ben Elton’s comic SF romp where a handful of rock rebels – the Bohemians – fight against the all-powerful Globalsoft company and its boss, the Killer Queen in a globalised future without musical instruments.  Book now.

The King and I
Wednesday 16 – Saturday 26 October 2019
Evenings Mon – Sat: 7.30pm; Matinees Weds 23, Thurs & Sat: 2.30pm.

The Tony Award-winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s great collaboration tours with a 50 strong cast and full orchestra. A sight to behold. Book now.

The Illegal Eagles
Sun 27 Oct 2019
Evening: 7.30pm

The World’s Official No.1 Eagles tribute returns in 2019 for another outstanding show promising more of their trademark musical prowess, acute attention to detail… Book now.

The Rocky Horror Show
Mon 28 Oct – Sat 2 Nov
Evenings: 8pm.
Richard O’Brien’s legendary rock ‘n’ roll musical returns in a production directed by Christopher Luscombe and featuring timeless classics, including Sweet Transvestite, Damn it Janet, and of course, the pelvic-thrusting Time Warp. When their car breaks down in a thunder storm, squeaky clean college kids Brad and his fiancée Janet take shelter in a spooky mansion where they meet the charismatic Dr Frank’n’Furter. Book now.

November 2019

Priscilla Queen Of The Desert The Musical
Tue 5 – Sat 9 Nov 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm, Matinees Weds, Sat: 2.30pm.

With more glitter than ever before, this new production of the smash-hit show features a dazzling array of stunning costumes, fabulous feathers and a non-stop parade of dance-floor classics. Book now.

Tim Minchin – Back
Tue 19, Wed 20 & Sat 23 Nov 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm

The award-winning comedian, actor and composer returns to the stage for his first UK tour dates since 2011. Book now.

Romesh Ranganathan – The Cynics Mixtape
Fri 22 Nov 2019
Evening: 7.30pm

A “carefully curated selection” of all the things Romesh Ranganathan has found unacceptable since his last tour. Book now.

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