Theatre Royal Glasgow Listings

Upcoming shows at Glasgow’s Theatre Royal

Glasgow Theatre Royal
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October 2019

Scottish Opera – Tosca
Wed 16 – Sat 26 Oct 2019
Wed, Fri, Tue, Sat: 7.15pm; Sun 3pm.
Passion, glamour, love worth dying for – Anthony Besch’s Tosca has it all. In 1940s Rome, in the shadow of Mussolini’s tyrannical rule, the ill-fated lovers come to life against a backdrop of political corruption and intrigue. This superb production is beloved the world over – don’t miss it as it comes home to the Scottish Opera stage. Book here.

November 2019

The Mousetrap
Mon 28 Oct – Sat 2 Nov 2019
Mon – Sat: 7.30pm; Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm.
Discover why Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap has kept people guessing for so long, becoming the longest running show of any kind in the history of theatre. The scene is set when a group of people gathered in a country house cut off by the snow discover, to their horror, that there is a murderer in their midst. Who can it be? Book here.

Tommy Tiernan – Paddy Crazy Horse
Sun 3 Nov 2019
Evening: 8pm.
Back on the road again Tommy Tiernan has a new show, Paddy Crazy Horse. He rants and raves, he dances and acts. He tries to be very silly and very serious at the same time. Book here.

Six The Musical
Tue 5 – Sun 10 Nov 2019
Tue – Thur: 8pm; Fri: 6pm & 8.30pm; Sat: 2.30pm & 8pm; Sun: 2pm.
From Tudor queens to pop princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII finally take to the mic to tell their tales, remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak into a 75-minute celebration of 21st century sisterly sass-itude. Think you know the rhyme, think again…. Divorced. Beheaded. LIVE! Book here.

The Snowman
Wed 13 – Sun 17 Nov 2019
Wed, Fri: 7pm; Thurs: 10.30am, 2pm; Sat: 1.30pm, 5pm; Sun: 11am, 3pm.
When a young boy’s snowman comes to life on Christmas Eve, the two set off on a night-time quest for adventure. They meet Father Christmas, dancing penguins, reindeer and crowds of The Snowman’s friends, in the Birmingham Rep production, choreographed by Robert North. Book here.

Richard Alston Dance Company
Tue 19 Nov 2019
Evening: 7.30pm.
The last ever visit from Richard Alston Dance Company which is due to close in 2020. Programme includes a newly revived The Signal of a Shake inspired by Handel’s brilliant concertos for organ, the world premiere performances of Martin Lawrance’s newest creation and last year’s popular Brahms Hungarian, Book here.

Frank Skinner
Wed 20 Nov 2019
Evening: 8pm.
An unmissable opportunity to see comic legend Frank Skinner perform brand new stand-up. Well, you can miss it, but you would be a fool to do so. Book here.

Hannah Gadsby
Thu 21 Nov 2019
Evening: 7.30pm.
Hannah Gadsby’s tenth solo show was Nanette. It did alright. While Nanette was a random barista, Douglas is a very specific dog, and the only thing they have in common is they’ve inspired Hannah to put pen to paper and turn out a show you couldn’t possibly expect. Hannah found her voice with Nanette, and with Douglas she plans to use it. Book here.

My Favorite Murder Live
Sat 23 Nov 2019
Evening: 8pm.
The hit true crime comedy podcast hosted by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark. This production has sold out. Book here.

Richard Herring: RHLSTP
Sun 24 Nov 2019
Evening: 7.30pm.
Richard Herring’s interview podcast is usually recorded in London’s glittering West End at the Leicester Square Theatre, but now it’s going on the road. Book here.

Mon 25 – Sat 30 Nov 2019
Mon – Sat: 7.30pm; Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm.
An eighteen-year-old girl, Mary Shelley, dreams up a monster whose tragic story will capture the imaginations of generations to come. A young scientist by the name of Frankenstein breathes life into a gruesome body. Rona Munro’s brilliant new adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Gothic masterpiece places the writer herself amongst the action Book here.

December 2019

Shakespeare Schools Festival
Tue 3 – Wed 4 Dec 2019
Tue/Wed: 7pm.
Shakespeare Schools Foundation is proud to present the world’s largest youth drama festival. See Shakespeare’s timeless stories brought to life like never before, and support young people from your community as they take to the stage. Book here.

Fri 6 Dec 2019
Evening: 8pm.
As RuPaul’s Drag Race brings the first ever UK Season to BBC3, Voss Events and World and Wonder are giving you the chance to see all of the charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent of the Queen’s queens LIVE on stage hosted by Drag Queen Extraordinaire Alyssa Edwards! Book here.

We Will Rock You
Mon 9 – Sat 28 Dec 2019
Mon – Sat: 7.30pm; Wed, Sat: 2.30pm.
Queen’s music drives Ben Elton’s comic SF romp where a handful of rock rebels – the Bohemians – fight against the all-powerful Globalsoft company and its boss, the Killer Queen in a globalised future without musical instruments. Book here.

January 2020

Scottish Ballet – The Snow Queen
Fri 3 – Sat 18 Jan 2020
Wed – Sat: 7.30pm; Thurs, Sat/Sun: 2.30pm.
Choreographed by Christopher Hampson and designed by Lez Brotherston, his glittering new production will be set to the music of Rimsky-Korsakov, performed live by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra. Book here.

Oor Wullie
Mon 20 – Sat 25 Jan 2020
Mon – Sat: 7.30pm; Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm.
Jings, Crivvens, Help Ma Boab! Scotland’s cheekiest, spiky-haired scamp is back! Only question is; where’s his bucket?! Join Wullie, Fat Boab, Soapy Soutar, Wee Eck, and the rest of The Sunday Post gang, in a brand-new musical adventure. Noisemaker prove that even at 80 years old he’s still Oor Wullie! Your Wullie! A’body’s Wullie! Book here.

February 2020

Scottish Opera – Nixon In China
Tue 18 – Sat 22 Feb 2020
Tue, Thu, Sat: 19:15, Fri: 6pm.
John Fulljames – Director of Opera at The Royal Danish Theatre – directs John Adams’ iconic work. Inspired by Nixon’s much-publicised visit to China in 1972, this ground-breaking piece explores the reality behind the hype. It is as much about the private moments as the public, about the wives as much as the husbands, and about what we choose to remember as much as what actually happened. Book here.

March 2020

BalletBoyz – Deluxe
Sunday 1 March 2020
Evening: 7.30pm.
There’s a treat in store for Spring; BalletBoyz are back! Get ready to meet Joey, Ben, Harry, Liam, Matt and Will – the six exceptional young dancers who star in this feast of mesmerising and sublime dance, cleverly fused with the BalletBoyz trademark use of film and behind the scenes footage. Book here.

Dial M for Murder
Tue 3 – Sat 7 Mar 2020
Tue – Sat: 7.30pm; Wed/Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm.
Can you ever get away with the perfect crime? TV and Stage favourite, Tom Chambers, stars as the charismatic and manipulative Tony Wendice, a jaded ex-tennis pro who has given it all up for his wife Margot. When he discovers she has been unfaithful his mind turns to revenge and the pursuit of the ‘perfect crime’. Book here.

Shrek The Musical
Tue 10 – Sat 14 Mar 2020
Tue – Sat: 7.15pm; Sat 2.30pm.
PMOS present the musical adaptation of the animated movie about a big big, green, terrifying ogre who is turfed out of his lonely swamp and sets off with a wisecracking Donkey to save the feisty princess Fiona from a fire-breathing dragon. Book here.

Go Dance
Tue 17 – Sat 21 Mar 2020
Tue – Sat: 7.30pm.
Featuring 45 energetic and innovative new works from dance groups from across Scotland. The festival provides a performance platform for dancers and dance artists to make, share and celebrate their work and after a break last year, it returns with an invigorated programme of original bite-size new works. Book here.

An Inspector Calls
Tue 24 – Sat 28 Mar 2020
Tue – Sat: 7.30pm; Wed/Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm.
Stephen Daldry’s radical, challenging version of JB Priestley’s classic thriller returns after a sell out West End season. When Inspector Goole arrives unexpectedly at the prosperous Birling family home, their peaceful dinner party is shattered by his investigations into the death of a young woman. Book here.

April 2020

Dennis & Gnasher Unleashed
Tue 31 Mar – Sat 4 Apr 2020
Tue – Sat: 7pm; Wed: 2.30pm; Sat: 11am, 3pm.
Featuring live music, hilarious pranks, and of course, Dennis’ trademark skateboard, this brand new, high-octane, BLAMTASTIC family musical is perfect for pranksters young and old! Book here.

Ghost Stories
Tue 7 – Sat 11 Apr 2020
Tue – Thu: 8pm; Fri: 6pm & 8.30pm; Sat: 3pm & 8pm.
There’s something dark lurking in the theatre. Enter a nightmarish world, full of thrilling twists and turns, where all your deepest fears and disturbing thoughts are imagined live on stage. A fully sensory and electrifying encounter, Ghost Stories is the ultimate twisted love-letter to horror and an edge-of-your-seat theatrical experience like no other. Book here.

Scottish Opera – A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Tue 21 – Sat 25 Apr 2020
Tue, Thurs, Sat: 7.15pm.
Dominic Hill, Artistic Director of the Citizens Theatre, returns to Scottish Opera to bring his Shakespearean expertise to Britten’s beguiling work. Designer Tom Piper, famed for the Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red installation at the Tower of London will bring this tale to life. Fairies, magic, comedy and more – all come together in an otherworldly blend of imagination and reality. Book here.

May 2020

Seven Drunken Nights: The Story of the Dubliners
Mon 4 May 2020
Evening: 7.30pm.
Following its sold out smash hit debut tour, Seven Drunken Nights – The Story of The Dubliners returns to theatres in 2019 with an even bigger production. Book here.

Scottish Opera – The Gondoliers
Thu 14 – Sat 23 May 2020
Thurs – Sat: 7.15pm; Sun: 2.30pm.
Sunny, funny and with more ‘tra la la las’ per square inch than any other opera in the canon. Director Stuart Maunder, Artistic Director at State Opera South Australia, teams up with designer Dick Bird (The Mikado 2016) to stage a production that is fast, furious and full of fun. Book here.

Scottish Opera – Utopia, Limited
Thu 21 May 2019
Evening: 7.15pm.
Gilbert & Sullivan’s penultimate opera was written immediately after The Gondoliers. Here, in a semi-staged performance with an updated libretto by director Stuart Maunder and revised musical version by Scottish Opera’s Head of Music Derek Clark, it is given its Scottish Opera premiere and the airing it so deserves. Satirising the conceit of the mighty British Empire, its politics, monarchy and press, Utopia, Limited is as incisive now as ever it was. Book here.

June 2020

Les Misérables
Wed 3 – Sat 27 Jun 2020
Mon – Sat: 7.30pm; Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm.
This brilliant new staging has taken the world by storm and has been hailed ‘Les Mis for the 21st Century’, with scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, Book here.

August 2020

The Magic of The Beatles
Thu 27 Aug 2020
Evening: 7.30pm.
It’s been over 50 years since the seminal release of Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – and this magical ‘musical’ mystery tour will transport you back to the golden era of pop with hit after hit! Book here.

Peppa Pig’s Best Day Ever
Sat 29 – Sun 30 Aug 2020
Sat/Sun: 10am, 1pm & 4pm.
Get ready for a road-trip full of fun adventures. From castles to caves, dragons to dinosaurs and ice-creams to muddy puddles – there is something for all of the family and their friends to enjoy, including Miss Rabbit, Mr Bull, Suzy Sheep, Gerald Giraffe and more! Book here.

December 2020

The Commitments
Mon 7 – Sat 26 Dec 2020
Mon – Sat 7.30pm; Wed, 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.