Playhouse Listings

Upcoming shows at the Edinburgh Playhouse

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

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Listings
December 2021

Adam Kay – Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas
Wednesday 1 December 2021
Evening: 7.30pm.
Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat… but 1.4 million NHS staff are heading off to work. Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas is a love letter to all those who spend their festive season on the front line, removing babies and baubles from the various places they get stuck, at the most wonderful time of the year. Book here.

Abba Party Night
Thursday 2 December 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.

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.

Shagged, Married, Annoyed Podcast
Sunday 5 Dec 2021
Two performances: 3pm & 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.

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

Islands in the Stream
Sun 16 Jan 2022
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.

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

The Dolls: A Rerr Terr
Sunday 6 February 2022
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.

Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical
Tue 8 – Sat 19 February 2022 
Evenings: 7.30pm; Mats Wed, Sat: 2.30pm.
Strat, the forever young leader of rebellious gang ‘The Lost’, falls in love with Raven, the beautiful daughter of the tyrannical ruler of Obsidian, in the jukebox musical based on the anthems of Jim Steinman and MeatLoaf. Book here.

That’ll Be The Day
Mon 21 February 2022
Evening: 7pm.
Rock & Roll variety show with a very special edition of the show, presenting the most popularly requested songs, impressions and comic sketches from over 33 years of touring. Book here.

Russell Howard: Respite
Tuesday 22 Feb 2022. Production rescheduled to July 2022.

Billionaire Boy
Thurs 24 – Sat 26 Feb 2022. Production rescheduled to July 2022

The Magic of Motown
Saturday 26 Feb 2022
Evening: 7.30pm
Celebrate the sound of a generation with one very special night of hits, glittering costumes, dazzling dance routines and outstanding musicianship in a live concert spectacular. 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.

Russian State Ballet of Siberia – Romeo and Juliet
Thurs 3 March 2022
Evening: 7.30pm.
Shakespeare’s tale of primal passion and timeless tragedy is brought to life by Prokofiev’s soaring score, set in bustling Renaissance Verona and with an emotionally charged choreography that befits the world’s greatest love story. Book here.

Russian State Ballet of Siberia – Swan Lake
Fri 4 March 2022
Evening: 7.30pm.
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 here.

Seven Drunken Nights: The Story of the Dubliners
Tue 8 March 2022
Evening: 7.30pm.
Following its sold out smash hit debut tour, Seven Drunken Nights – The Story of The Dubliners returns to theatres in 2022 with an even bigger production telling  the story of a career spanning 50 years. Book here.

The ELO Experience
Thurs 10 March 2022
Evening: 7.30pm.
The legacy left by Jeff Lynne & The Electric Light Orchestra needs little introduction – suffice to say that between 1972 and 1986 they achieved more combined UK and US Top 40 hits than any other band on the planet. The ELO Experience have been bringing the music of Jeff Lynne and The Electric Light orchestra to the live stage for over 12 years. Book here.

Jack Dee – Off the Telly
Sat 12 March 2022
Evening: 7.30pm.
Join Jack Dee for an evening of entertainment (food and beverages not included) in his new stand-up tour. “In these difficult and uncertain times people need hope – a ray of sunshine to brighten their day. And that’s very much where I come in” says the notoriously dour host of Radio 4’s, I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue. Book here.

You Win Again
Sun 13 March 2022
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.

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.

Van Morrison
Wed 23 March 2022
Evenings: 7.30, Weds mat: 2.30pm.
To date, Van Morrison has released 42 albums. He returns to Edinburgh to support his current Latest Record Project Vol 1 which delves into his ongoing love of blues, R&B jazz and soul – to critical acclaim. Book here.

Joe Lycett: More, More, More! How Do You Lycett? How Do You Lycett?
Fri 25/Sat 26  Mar 2022
Evening: 7.30pm.
The artist formerly known as Hugo Boss doing what he does best: talking at a room of people in a queer and comedic fashion. His first tour in years promises to be packed with MORE jokes, MORE comedy anecdotes and MORE inappropriate and arguably disturbing paintings, all in the hope of answering the age-old question: How do you Lycett? How do you Lycett?  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. Tour cancelled. Booking closed.

April 2022

Dreamgirls
Tue 5 – Sat 16 April 2022
Mon – Sat: 7.30; Mats Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm.
See Æ news: Dreamgirls on Sale.
Meet The Dreams – Effie, Lorrell and Deena – three talented young singers in the turbulent 1960s, a revolutionary time in American music history. Staring Nicole Raquel Dennis as Effie in an extraordinary story with unforgettable, spine-tingling vocals that send audiences wild. Book here.

Marti Pellow – Greatest Hits Tour
Sunday 17 April 2022.
Evening: 7pm.
You spoke and Marti listened. The brand new Greatest Hits tour is about finally being able to come together to celebrate love, life, and remember those we may have lost along the way. Most of all, it’s about enjoyment and celebrating the here and now. Get your dancing shoes on – it’s time to party with Marti! Book here.

Strategem with Alan Partridge Live
Tue 26 April 2022
Evening: 8pm. 
Here’s Alan Partridge, live on stage with a manifesto for the way we can move forward, a roadmap to a better tomorrow, an ABC for the way to be… Wearing a head-mic favoured by TED talkers, market hawkers, TV evangelists, backing singers and carnival barkers, Alan will perform a stage show that combines all of these roles and more. New date added (May 26 sold out).  Book here.

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.

May 2022

The Illegal Eagles
Sunday 1 May 2022 
Evening: 7.30pm.
Celebrating the music of the legendary West Coast Country Rock band, The Illegal Eagles return in 2022 for another outstanding show promising more of their trademark musical prowess, acute attention to detail and incredible showmanship. Book here.

Derren Brown: Showman
Tue 3 – Sat 7 May 2022
Tue – Sat: 7.30pm ;Sat: 2.30pm.
With his first brand new theatre show in six years, Derren Brown returns to astonish and amaze audiences up and down the country. The content of Showman remains a closely-guarded secret, but if you’ve seen him before, you know you’re in for a powerhouse treat! Book here.

The Elvis Tribute Artist World Tour
Sun 8 May 2022
Evening: 7.30p.
The best Elvis show in the world… just got even better! Direct from the USA, Shawn Klush & Dean Z have now been joined by fellow US Elvis Tribute Artist Cody Ray Slaughter, now making this an all-American spectacular not to be missed by any Elvis fan across the globe.  Book here.

Keith Urban
Mon 9 May 2022
Evening: 7pm. 
Urban’s concerts have been dubbed as ‘ones not to be missed’, as unpredictable as they are explosive, with no two shows ever alike. The Speed of the Now World Tour promises to be no different.  Book here.

Rock of Ages
Tue 10 – Sat 14 May 2022
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.

Brydon, Mack & Mitchell: Town To Town
Mon 23/Tue 24 May 2022.
Evenings: 7.30pm.
Rob Brydon, Lee Mack and David Mitchell with “an evening of chat, comedy, and general messing about” as the Would I lie to You? trio take their off-the-cuff camaraderie off the telly and out on tour. Book here.

Strategem with Alan Partridge Live
Thurs 26 May 2022
Evening: 8pm. 
Date sold out. Book here for Tue 26 April.

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.

June 2022

Disney’s The Lion King
Thurs 2 June – Sat 2 July 2022
Times to be confirmed.
Set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains and to the evocative rhythms of Africa, Disney’s multi award-winning musical is a unique theatrical experience. At its heart is the powerful story of Simba and his epic adventure to his destined role as King of the Pridelands. Tickets on sale from 10am, Friday 3 December Book here.

July 2022

Alan Carr: Regional Trinket
Friday 8/Saturday 9 July 2022
Evening: 8pm.
It’s been four years since Alan last went on tour. From the exhilarating high of his star-studded wedding day to the low of lockdown stuck on a farm, a lot has changed since then, including Alan. Nowadays, it’s all about finding happiness and joy in the small things – why be a national treasure when you can be a Regional Trinket?!  Book here.

A Country Night in Nashville
Sun 10 July 2022
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.

Some Guys Have All the Luck – The Rod Stewart Story
Tue 12 July 2022
Evening: 7.30pm.
53 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
Wednesday 13 July 2022 
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.

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 2022 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 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.

Girls’ Night  Oot!
Sun 24 July 2022 
Evening: 6pm.
Join the girls on a hen night that you won’t forget with a smash hit retro soundtrack…Songs from 60’s,70’s, 80’s, 90’s and Now! Banterous and Bootyliciously good fun! Songs include Hot Stuff, Girls Just wanna have fun, I’m Every Woman and many more! 18 plus only. Book here.

The Carpenters Story
Mon 25 July 2022 
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 2022 once again features Claire Furley, with MD Phil Aldridge and The Carpenters Story Orchestra re-creating Richard Carpenter’s original orchestral arrangements. Book here.

Billionaire Boy
Thurs 28 – Sat 30 July 2022
Evenings: 7pm; Mats Thurs 1.30pm; Fri 10.30am; & 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.

August 2022

PAW Patrol Live!
Wed 3 Aug 2022
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.

Forth on the Fringe
Fri 5/Sat 6 Aug 2022
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.

September 2022

Professor Brian Cox: Horizons
Thurs 1 Sept 2022
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.

Jane McDonald
Fri 2 Sept 2022
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.

The Official RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Series Three Tour
Fri 9 Sept 2022
Evening: 8pm.
Drag Royalty is set to sashay across the UK for the Series Three Tour of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK. Acclaimed for their amazing production values, expect the unexpected in this glittering tour which will include Series Three finalists Kitty Scott-Claus, Krystal Versace, Vanity Milan and Ella Vaday. Book here.

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.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Tue 25 – Sat 29 Oct 2022
Evenings: 7.30pm; Mats Weds, Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm.
The brand new London Palladium production of Joseph is touring to Edinburgh with Alexandra Burke confirmed to play the narrator, Jason Donnovan as Pharaoh, and Jac Yarrow reprising his acclaimed turn as Joseph, in which he made is professional stage debut at the Paladium. 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.

December 2022

The Proclaimers
Fri 9/ Sat 10 Dec 2022.
Evenings 7.30pm.
2022 will see The Proclaimers heading into the recording studio to record their 12th studio album, followed by festival appearances in the summer and a 35-date UK & Ireland tour from October to December. 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