Playhouse Listings

Upcoming shows at the Edinburgh Playhouse

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

ATG Theatres, which runs the Playhouse, has suspended all performances at its theatres until Sunday 16 May 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All shows up until that date have either been rescheduled or cancelled.

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.

Still booking:

Alan Carr: Not Again, Alan!
Friday 28/Saturday 29 May 2021
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.

June 2021

The Book of Mormon
Wed 9 – Sat 26 June 2021: Rescheduled to September 2022

Shagged, Married, Annoyed Podcast
Wed 30 June/Thurs 1 July 2021: Rescheduled to 5 Sept 2021

July 2021

Some Guys Have All the Luck – The Rod Stewart Story
Fri 2 July 2021
Evening: 7.30pm.
52 years on from the release of Rod’s debut solo album, An Old Raincoat Won’t Ever Let You Down in 1969, this top tribute act is back with a brand new show bringing to the stage a fantastic live concert celebration staring Paul Metcalfe as Rod. Book here.

Russell Howard: Respite
Saturday 3 July 2021 
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.

Abba Party Night
Friday 9 July 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.

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: Rescheduled to July 2022

Rock of Ages
Tue 28 – Sat 31 July 2021
Tue – Thurs: 7.30pm; Fri: 5pm, 8.30pm; Sat: 2.30pm, 7.30pm. 
Here we go again! The smash hit musical is back in the UK. Rock of Ages is 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 here.

August 2021

The Carpenters Story
Mon 2 August 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 2021 once again features Claire Furley, with MD Phil Aldridge and The Carpenters Story Orchestra re-creating Richard Carpenter’s original orchestral arrangements. Book here.

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

Shagged, Married, Annoyed Podcast
Sun 5 Sept 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.

Hairspray The Musical
Mon 6 – Sat 11 Sept 2021: Rescheduled to March 2022

9 to 5 The Musical
Tue 14 – Sat 18 September 2021
Evenings: 7.30pm; Weds, Sat mats: 2.30pm.
Tumble outta’ bed and stumble to Dolly Parton’s rip-roaring musical telling the story of three workmates pushed to boiling point by their sexist and egotistical boss. Book here.

One Night of Queen
Sunday 19 Sept 2021 
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 2021 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.

Professor Brian Cox: Horizons
Thurs 7 Oct 2021
Evening: 8pm.
Brian Cox and Robert Ince explore a few questions – Why does the Universe exist? How did life begin, how rare might it be and what is the significance of life in the Cosmos? What does it mean to live a small, finite life in a vast, eternal Universe? Nothing trivial then. Book here.

The Dolls: A Rerr Terr
Saturday 9 October 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.

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
Thu 21 Oct – Sat 27 Nov 2021
Evenings: Tue – Sat at 7:30pm.
Matinees: Wed, Sat, Sun: 2:30pm
Extra mats: Fridays  22 Oct and 26 Nov. 2:30
Director Rob Roth is getting the team back together to spectacularly reimagine the beloved ‘tale as old as time’ using the latest theatrical innovations to bring it to the stage like never before…
Tickets and details: Book here.

November 2021

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.

December 2021

Whitney – Queen of the Night
Saturday 4 December 2021
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.

Heathers the Musical
Tue 7 – Sat 11 Dec 2021
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.

White Christmas
Tue 14 Dec 2021 – Sun 2 Jan 2022
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.

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.

Jason Manford – Like Me
Sunday 23 January 2022
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.

School of Rock
Tue 25 – Sat 29 Jan 2022
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.

February 2022

Billionaire Boy
Thurs 24 – Sat 26 Feb 2022
Evenings: 7pm; Mats Thurs 1.30pm & Sat 2.30pm.
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.

Sing-a-Long-a Greatest Showman
Sunday 27 Feb 2022
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 27 Feb 2022
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.

Josh Widdicombe – Bit Much…
Monday 28 Feb 2022
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.

March 2022

Dita Von Teese: Glamonatrix
Wed 2 Mar 2022
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.

Hairspray The Musical
Mon 14 – Sat 19 March 2022
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.

Strictly Ballroom the Musical
Mon 21 – Sat 26 Mar 2022: Rescheduled to May 2023

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.

April 2022

Ellen Kent’s Tosca
Thurs 28 April 2022.
Evening: 7.30pm.
An explosion of love and treachery. Ellen Kent’s traditional production is a heady mixture of true love, torture and treachery, with two of the best roles for tenor and soprano, plus a truly blood curdling villain. Book here.

Ellen Kent’s Carmen
Fri 29 April 2022.
Evening: 7.30pm.
An evening of passion, sexual jealousy, death and unforgettable arias. Ellen Kent’s dazzling production with orchestra features Bizet’s unforgettable melodies including The Toreador’s Song, Carmen’s enticing Habanera, and Don José’s lyrical Flower Song in a setting evoking the stunning architecture of Seville. Book here.

Ellen Kent’s Madama Butterfly
Sat 30 April 2022.
Evening: 7.30pm.
Back by overwhelming public demand, Ellen Kent’s award-winning production returns with exquisite sets including a spectacular Japanese garden and fabulous costumes including antique wedding kimonos from Japan. Book here.

Menopause The Musical 2
Fri 27 May 2022.
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.

Footloose
Tue 19 – Sat 23 July 2022
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.

September 2022

The Book of Mormon
Tue 13 Sept – Sat 8 Oct 2022
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.

November 2022

The Commitments
Mon 28 Nov – Sat 3 Dec 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.

2023
May 2023

Strictly Ballroom the Musical
Mon 8 – Sat 13 May 2023
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.

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

ENDS