Playhouse Listings

Upcoming shows at the Edinburgh Playhouse

Playhouse
18 – 22 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA. Phone booking: 0844 871 3014
Website: www.atgtickets.com/venues/edinburgh-playhouse/

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

2019
November 2019

Paul Simon’s Graceland Live
Mon 4 Nov 2019
Evening 7.30pm
Celebrating Paul Simon’s ground-breaking album. Backed by a full live band, the show will star American Musician and viral Youtuber, Josh Turner Guitar as Paul Simon, who will be joined live on stage by the empowering and evocative voices of the UK’s unique and wonderfully talented South African Cultural Gospel Choir. Book here.

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.

9 to 5 The Musical
Tue 12 – Sat 16 November 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinees Weds, Sat: 2.30pm.

Tumble outta’ bed and stumble along to the Edinburgh Playhouse for the return of Dolly Parton’s smash-hit musical, telling the story of three workmates pushed to boiling point by their sexist and egotistical boss. Book here.

Elvis Tribute Artist World Tour Featuring Shawn Klush and Dean Z
Sun 17 Nov 2019
Evening: 7.30pm
Direct from the USA, the world’s biggest, best and most successful Elvis Tribute show returns to the UK by popluar demand. Starring America’s finest together in one show – Shawn Klush and Dean Z, along with the UK’s own Ben Thompson. Book here.

Jack Whitehouse: Stood Up
Monday 18 November 2019
Evening: 8pm.
Brand new stand-up tour from the star of hit show, Travels With My Father, now in its second season, which features Jack and his father Michael touring the globe, clashing over what they want to see and do on their travels. Book here.

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. Billed as Old Songs, New Songs, F*** You Songs, hinting at a set list of material from all corners of Minchin’s eclectic – and often iconoclastic – repertoire. Book now.

Romesh Ranganathan – The Cynics Mixtape
Thurs 21/Fri 22 Nov 2019
Evening: 7.30pm

Romesh is putting showbiz aside to deliver a carefully curated selection of all the things he has found unacceptable since the last tour, including why trying to save the environment is a scam, why none of us are truly free, and his suspicion that his wife is using gluten intolerance to avoid sleeping with him. Book now.

December 2019

The Lion King
Thursday 7 December 2019 – Sunday 29 March 2020
Tue – Sat: 7.30pm; Matinees Wed, Sat, Sun: 2.30pm.
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.

2020
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.
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. Æ review of previous tour: ★★★★★ Oh Carole. 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 2019
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.

Once
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.

Footloose
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.

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.

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.

September 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.

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

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