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Upcoming shows at the Edinburgh Playhouse

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2020

ATG Theatres has suspended all performances at its theatres until Sunday 20 September 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Playhouse staff are contacting all affected ticket holders with options regarding their bookings. Tickets for rescheduled shows are valid for the new date.

Full details and FAQs are here: www.atgtickets.com/coronavirus-info.

Cancelled and rescheduled shows:
The Book of Mormon
Wed 17 June – Sat 4 July 2020 . Rescheduled to June 2021.

July 2020

Heathers the Musical
Tue 7 – Sat 11 July 2020. Rescheduled to January 2021.
PAW Patrol Live!
Tue 14 – Wed 15 July 2020 Rescheduled to Wed 7 July 2021
Mrs Brown’s Boys
Friday 17 – Saturday 18 July 2020. Rescheduled to July 2021.
Footloose
Tue 28 Jul – Sat 1 Aug 2020 Rescheduled to October 13 – 17 2020

August 2020

The Carpenters Story
Tuesday 4 August 2020 Rescheduled to Friday 8 Jan 2021
Forth on the Fringe
Fri 7/Sat 8 Aug 2020 Rescheduled to August 2021
Russell Howard: Respite
Tuesday 18 August 2020: Rescheduled to Sat 3 July 2021
Adam Kay – This is Going to Hurt (Secret Diaries of A Junior Doctor)
Thurs 20/Fri 21 Aug 2020 Rescheduled to Fri 13/Sat 14 Aug 2021

September 2020

Billionaire Boy
Thurs 10 – Sat 12 Sept 2020. Not currently rescheduled.
Sing-a-Long-a Greatest Showman
Sunday 13 Sept 2020 Not currently rescheduled.
Sing-a-Long-a Bohemian Rhapsody
Sunday 13 Sept 2020 Not currently rescheduled.
Shagged, Married, Annoyed Podcast
Wed 16/Thurs 17 Sept 2020. Rescheduled to 30 June/1 July 2021
The Dolls: A Rerr Terr
Friday 18 Sept 2020 Rescheduled to Fri 23 April 2021

Still Booking

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

Whitney – Queen of the Night
Sun 4 Oct 2020
Evenings 7.30pm.
Celebration of the music and life of one of the greatest singers of our time. 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.

The Commitments
Mon 5 – Sat 10 Oct 2020. Rescheduled to March 2022.

Footloose
Tue 13 – Sat 17 October 2020. Rescheduled to 20-24 July 2021.

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. Book here.

Cilla The Musical
Mon 26 – Sat 31 October 2020
Evenings: 7.30, Mats Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm.
Sheridan Smith reprises her award-wining TV portrayal of the late Cilla Black to star in BAFTA award-winning writer Jeff Pope’s stage musical, telling the extraordinary story of the ordinary girl from Liverpool whose teenage dreams of stardom lead her to becoming one of Britain’s best-loved entertainers of all time. Book here.

November 2020

Ant Middleton – A New Age Of Thinking
Sunday 1 November 2020. Rescheduled to November 2021

Sir Ranulph Fiennes: Living Dangerously
Fri 6 Nov 2020
Evening: 7.30pm.
Sir Ranulph Fiennes’ many endeavours have pushed his endurance levels to the very limits, inspiring generations and making him a pioneer of exploration with an unparalleled story to tell. Now he offers a personal journey through his life, from his early years to the present day. Book here.

Steve Hackett Genesis Revisited – Seconds Out & More
Sunday 8 November 2020. Rescheduled to 25 Sept 2021

Sunny Afternoon
Tue 10 – Sat 14 November 2020 Not currently rescheduled.

Strictly Ballroom The Musical
Mon 16 – Sat 21 November 2020. Rescheduled to March 2022.

Dreamgirls
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.

December 2020

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.

2021
January 2021

The Carpenters Story
Friday 8 January 2021
Evening: 7.30pm.
A spectacular celebration of the classic songbook that made The Carpenters a legend in the world of popular music. This brand new show for 2020 once again features Claire Furley, with MD Phil Aldridge and The Carpenters Story Orchestra re-creating Richard Carpenter’s original orchestral arrangements. Book here.

Abba Party Night
Saturday 9 January 2021
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.

Heathers the Musical
Tue 19 – Sat 23 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.

Hairspray The Musical
Mon 25 – Sat 30 Jan 2021
Evenings: 7.30, Weds mat: 2.30pm.
It’s Baltimore, 1962 where Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, is on a mission to follow her dreams and dance her way onto national TV. Book here.

February 2021

Menopause The Musical 2
Sun 21 Feb 2021
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.

Dita Von Teese
Mon 22 Feb 2021
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.

March 2021

A Country Night in Nashville
Sun 21 Mar 2021
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.

School of Rock
Tue 23 – Sat 27 March 2021
Evenings: 7.30; Mat Weds, Sat: 2.30pm.
Wannabe rock star Dewey Finn poses as a substitute music teacher at an elite prep school, exposing his students to the rock gods he idolises, transforming them into a mind‐blowing rock band. Book here.

April 2021

Seven Drunken Nights: The Story of the Dubliners
Mon 19 April 2021
Evening: 7.30pm.
Following its sold out smash hit debut tour, Seven Drunken Nights – The Story of The Dubliners returns to theatres in 2021 with an even bigger production telling  the story of a career spanning 50 years. Book here.

The Dolls: A Rerr Terr
Friday 23 April 2021
Evening: 7.30pm.
Louise McCarthy and Gayle Telfer Stevens are “back in the overalls” as The Dolls, Scotland’s favourite cleaners. In this brand-new style of variety show for the new decade it’s just them – and their guest star comedians, singers, male dancers, magicians and maybe even a few surprises along the way! Book here.

Jason Manford – Like Me
Saturday 24 April 2021
Evening: 7.30.
It’s been a busy few years for Jason since his last smash‐hit stand up show but fans of his Absolute Radio show will know this nationally acclaimed comedian hasn’t changed a bit. Even if they were baffled by his hedgehog impression in The Masked Singer! Expect expert observational comedy. Book here.

Sing-a-Long-a Greatest Showman
Sunday 25 April 2021
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 25 April 2021
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.

Islands in the Stream
Wed 28 April 2021
Evening: 7.30.
Leave your ‘9 to 5’ worries at the door and get ready for a night in the company of Country Music Royalty! This thigh-slapping stage show brings together the beloved glamour and personality of Dolly, along with Kenny’s charisma and energy with hit after hit.. Book here.

May 2021

Josh Widdicombe – Bit Much…
Sunday 2 May 2021
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 2021

The Book of Mormon
Wed 9 – Sat 26 June 2021
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.

Shagged, Married, Annoyed Podcast
Wed 30 June/Thurs 1 July 2021
Evening: 8pm.
The only way the Ramseys can have a conversation without being interrupted by a small child or ending up staring at their phones is by doing a podcast. Now the loveable Geordie duo chat about life, relationships, arguments, annoyances, parenting, growing up and everything in between in front of a live audience. Book here.

July 2021

Russell Howard: Respite
Saturday 3 July 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.

PAW Patrol Live!
Wed 7 July 2021
Three shows: 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.

Jane McDonald
Wed 14 July 2021
Evening: 7.30pm.
See Æ News: McDonald’s Playhouse Return.
The BAFTA award-winning star always delivers a 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.

Mrs Brown’s Boys
Friday 16 – Sunday 18 July 2021
Evenings Fri/Sat: 7pm; Matinees Sat/Sun: 2pm.
The Mrs. Brown’s Boys gang return in 2021 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.

Footloose
Tue 20 – Sat 24 July 2021
Tue – Sat: 7.30pm; Mats Weds, Sat: 2.30pm. 
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 2021

Forth on the Fringe
Fri 6/Sat 7 Aug 2021
Evenings: 8pm; Sat mat: 1.30pm.
Radio Forth’s one stop shop for all the essential acts you need to see at this year’s Edinburgh Festival. Book here.

Adam Kay – This is Going to Hurt (Secret Diaries of A Junior Doctor)
Fri 13/Sat 14 Aug 2021
Evenings: 8.30pm.
Award winning comedian Adam Kay returns for his fourth year at EdFringe to share entries from his diaries as a junior doctor in this evening of stand-up and music. The accompanying book, This is Going to Hurt, will be available to purchase and for signature after the performance. Book here.

September 2021

One Night of Queen
Sunday 19 Sept 2020
Evening: 7.30pm.
Gary Mullen and The Works with a spectacular live concert, recreating the look, sound, pomp and showmanship of arguably the greatest rock band of all time. This show will, as they say, Rock you! Book here.

You Win Again
Thurs 23 Sept 2021
Evening: 7.30.
The magical music of the Gibbs’ brothers takes you on a journey like no other, from Idea album, right through to Spirits Having Flown, with all the incredible hits they wrote for Celine Dion, Diana Ross and Dolly Parton in between to soothe your taste buds! Book here.

Steve Hackett Genesis Revisited – Seconds Out & More
Saturday 25 September 2021
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.

Chicago
Mon 27 Sep – Sat 2 Oct 2021
Evenings: 7.30. Mats Weds, Sat: 2.30pm.
In the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s Chicago, housewife and nightclub dancer Roxie Hart murders her on-the-side lover after he threatens to walk out on her – then hires Chicago’s slickest criminal lawyer to transform her malicious crime into a barrage of sensational headlines. Book here.

October 2021

Riverdance – The New 25th Anniversary Show
Tue 5/Wed 6 Oct 2021
Two shows daily: 2.30pm & 7.30pm.
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.

Ant Middleton – A New Age Of Thinking
Monday 29 November 2021
Evening: 7pm.
A brand new fully immersive show 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.

January 2022

Waitress
Tue 18 – Sat 22 Jan 2022
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.

March 2022

The Commitments
Mon 7 – Sat 12 March 2022.
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.

Strictly Ballroom the Musical
Mon 21 – Sat 26 Mar 2022
Evening Mon – Sat: 7.30pm; Matinee Wed, Sat: 2.30pm.
Adapted by Baz Luhrmann from his ferociously successful 1992 movie, the touring musical stars Strictly Come Dancing’s Kevin Clifton, with choreography and direction from Britain’s favourite TV Judge, Craig Revel Horwood. Book here.

My Best Friend’s Wedding – The Musical
Tue 29 Mar – Sat 2 Apr 2022
Evening Tue – Sat: 7.30pm; Matinee Wed, Sat: 2.30pm.
Fiery food critic Julianne Potter has always turned her nose up at romance. It’s the reason she broke up with her sweetheart Michael O’Neal. When she hears he’s about to be married, she vows to win him back for good. Alexandra Burke stars in the Burt Bacharach-Hal David, Jukebox Musical.  Book here.

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

ENDS