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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October 2018

Madagascar – A Musical Adventure
Tuesday 2 -Saturday 6 Oct 2018
Evenings: 7pm, Matinees Weds, Sat: 2.30pm.
Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto your stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime. Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture. Click here to buy Madagascar tickets.

Soul Unlimited: Heatwave, Odyssey, Jaki Graham & Gwen Dickey
Sunday 7 Oct 2018
Evening: 7.30pm.

Let It Be
Monday 8 -Saturday 13 Oct
Evenings: 7.30pm, Matinees Weds, Sat: 2.30pm.
Relive The Beatles’ meteoric rise from their humble beginnings to the heights of Beatlemania and an amazing reunion concert featuring later hits. Æ review of 2016 tour: ★★★★☆ Upstanding.

Some Guys Have All the Luck – The Rod Stewart Story
Sunday 21 Oct.
Evening: 7.30pm.
Paul Metcalfe stars in this theatrical production celebrating the career of one of rocks greatest icons, from street busker through to international superstar.

Saturday Night Fever
Tuesday 23 -Saturday 27 Oct
Evenings: 7.30pm, Matinees Weds, Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm.
Whilst paying homage to the 1977 John Travolta classic, this all new stage version promises more drama, more music and dancing in the aisles.

Dr Jordan Peterson
Sunday 28 Oct
Evening: 7.30pm.
Uplifting lecture where Dr Peterson discusses overcoming life’s biggest obstacles, how to improve oneself, and his new book: 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos.

Alison Krauss
Tuesday 30 Oct
Evening: 7pm.
An evening with the bluegrass musician in support of her double-grammy nominated solo album: Windy City.

November 2018

The Dolls – Dragged Up
Friday 2 Nov 2018
Evening: 7.30pm.
Gayle Telfer Stevens (River City) and Louise McCarthy (Scot Squad) are back in town! The tan has barely faded from their thick skin and they’re in trouble again and left lip-synching for their lives. Over 16s only.

Jacksepticeye: How Did We Get Here?
Sunday 4 Nov 2018
Evening: 8pm.
The YouTube star tells stories of growing up and answers the question How Did We Get Here?

Maximum RnB with The Manfreds
Monday 5 Nov 2018.
Evening: 7.30pm.
Sixties luminaries The Manfreds, PP Arnold and Zoot Money with an evening of Rhythm and Blues nostalgia.

Joe Lycett: I’m About To Lose Control And I Think Joe Lycett
Wednesday 7 Nov 2018
Evening: 8pm.
Brand new stand-up tour, where Joe Lycett will be sharing jokes, paintings and some of the pathetic internet trolling he’s been up to recently.

The Proclaimers
Friday 9/Saturday 10 Nov 2018
Doors: 7pm.
Thirty one years on and the boys are still going strong.

Noel Fitzpatrick is the Supervet
Sunday 11 Nov 2018
Evening: 7.30pm.
Noel says Welcome To My World with an immersive experience, which will transport him into a virtual theatre thanks to the very latest in creative technology, allowing him to illustrate some of his remarkable techniques.

An Evening with King Crimson
Tuesday 13 Nov 2018
Evening: 7.30pm.
With Pat Mastelotto, Gavin Harrison and Jeremy Stacey all on drums and Bill Rieflin returning on keyboards, guitarist Robert Fripp says that this “double quartet formation” is likely to make more noise than ever before.

Dita Von Teese
Thursday 15 Nov 2018
Evening: 8.30pm.
The biggest name in burlesque in the world since Gypsy Rose Lee, Ms von Teese is credited with bringing the art form back into the spotlight with a new sense of elegance and sophistication.

Dara O Briain – Voice of Reason
Friday 16 -Saturday 17 Nov 2018
Evenings: 8pm.
One of the most recognisable faces on British TV, the fast-talking and downright funny live performer has a brand new show.

Motown The Musical
Tuesday 20 Nov – Saturday 8 Dec 2018
Evenings (not Sun): 7.30pm, Matinees Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm.
Over 40 hits tell the story behind Motown, the personal relationships, the professional struggles, and – of course – the music that made history, defined the sound of a generation and got the whole world moving to the same beat.

December 2018

Kinky Boots
Monday 10 Dec 2018 -Saturday 5  Jan 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm, Matinees Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm.
Winner of every major Best Musical award, including the 2016 Olivier Award for Best New Musical, ‘London’s hottest musical’ (Smooth Radio) Kinky Boots is spending the Festive season in Edinburgh.


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

Spirit Of The Dance
Thu 31 Jan 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.

February 2019

A Country Night in Nashville
Fri 1 Feb
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.

American Idiot
Tue 5 – Sat 9 Feb
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.

Menopause: The Musical
Sun 10 Feb
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.

Jersey Boys
Tue 19 Feb – Sat 2 Mar
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.

March 2019

Russian State Ballet of Siberia – Giselle
Thu 7 Mar
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.

Russian State Ballet of Siberia – Swan Lake
Fri 8 – Sat 9 Mar
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.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Tue 19 – Sat 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 colours.

The Solid Silver 60s Show
Wednesday 27 March 
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.

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

April 2019

Matilda The Musical
Tue 2 – Sat 27 Apr
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.

Rock of Ages
Tue 30 Apr – Sat 4 May
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!

May 2019

Seven Drunken Nights: The Story of the Dubliners
Wed 8 May
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.

Strictly Come Dancing The Professionals
Fri 10 May – Sat 11 May
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.

Bill Bailey – Larks In Transit
Fri 31 May
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.

June 2019

The Carpenters Story
Sat 1 Jun
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.

That’ll Be The Day
Sun 2 Jun
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.

Club Tropicana
Tue 11 Jun – Sat 15 Jun
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…

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.

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.

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.

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…

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…

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.

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.

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.

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.

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