Theatre Royal Glasgow Listings

Upcoming shows at Glasgow’s Theatre Royal

Glasgow Theatre Royal
282 Hope Street, Glasgow G2 3QA
Website: www.atgtickets.com/venues/theatre-royal-glasgow/

The Theatre Royal, Glasgow. Pic: ATG

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Cancelled and rescheduled shows

ATG Theatres which runs the Theatre Royal has confirmed it will re-open on Sunday 5 September with Grayson Perry after being dark because of the Covid-19 pandemic. All shows at the Glasgow Theatre Royal until then have either been rescheduled or cancelled. Full details and FAQs are here: www.atgtickets.com/coronavirus-info.

Covid-19 Status

ATG Theatres has mandated that everyone over 18 attending any of its theatres should be able to either prove that they have been fully vaccinated for Covid-19 or that they have had a recent negative PCR/ LF test to go into the theatre. Further details are here.

Proof of full vaccination can be obtained here on www.nhsinform.scot.

September 2021

Grayson Perry: A Show for Normal People
Sunday 5 Sept 2021.
Evening: 7.30pm.
Despite being an award-winning artist, Bafta-winning TV presenter, Reith Lecturer and bestselling author, Grayson Perry is a normal person – and just like other normal people, he’s marginally aware that we’re all going to die. Book here.

The Woman in Black
Mon 6 – Sat 11 Sept 2021
Evenings 7.30pm; Mats Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm.
A lawyer obsessed with a curse that he believes has been cast over him and his family by the spectre of a Woman in Black engages a skeptical young actor to help him tell his terrifying story… Susan Hill’s acclaimed ghost story comes dramatically alive in Stephen Mallatratt’s ingenious stage adaptation. Book here.

The Cat and The Canary
Mon 13 – Sat 18 Sept 2021. 
Evenings: 7.30pm; Mats Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm.
Britt Ekland stars in a new adaptation of the murderous mystery which inspired three classic movies starring the likes of Bob Hope, Honor Blackman and Olivia Hussey. Twenty years after the death of Mr. West, his descendants gather at a remote mansion to learn who will inherit his vast wealth and the hidden family jewels… Book here.

Scottish Ballet’s Starstruck
Thurs 14 – Sat 16 Oct 2021
Evenings: 7.30, Thurs, Sat mats: 2.30pm.
See news: Gene Kelly Ballet for SB
Gene Kelly’s jazzy, joyful 1960 ballet Pas de Dieux has been lovingly revived by Scottish Ballet in collaboration with Kelly’s widow, Patricia Ward Kelly, and a delightful new twist has been added as it transports you into the world where jazz meets ballet, and the stars align. Book here.

The Magic of The Beatles
Sunday 26 Sept 2021.
Evening: 7.30pm.
Come together right now and join us for a night like no other as we celebrate the music of one of the greatest bands of our lives. It’s been a cold and lonely winter but it’s time to shake it up baby, now, twist and shout with us, for one very special evening as we celebrate The Magic Of The Beatles! Book here.

Shagged, Married, Ignored
Monday 27 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.

The Scandal at Mayerling
Wed 22 – Sat 25 Sept 2021. Rescheduled to April 2022.

One Night of Elvis – Lee Memphis King
Thurs 30 Sept 2021
Evening: 7.30pm.
In this latest production, Lee Memphis King portrays Elvis Presley at his peak celebrating the iconic ‘Vegas Years’ from 1969 – 1977. Resplendent in the most authentic costumes from Elvis’s performance and an orchestra backing this incredible performer prepare to be taken back in time to see Elvis in the way it was. Book here.

October 2021

Adam Kay – This is Going to Hurt (Secret Diaries of A Junior Doctor)
Fri 1 Oct 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.

October 2021

Hue and Cry
Sat 2 Oct 2021
Evening: 7pm.
Following on from the success of their Summer Nights at the Bandstand show which sold out in just a couple of days, Hue and Cry have announced that they will play Glasgow’s legendary Theatre Royal in October 2021. Book here.

Nick Cave & Warren Ellis
Monday 4 Oct 2021 
Evening: 8pm.
See News: Nick Cave & Warren Ellis’ Playhouse date.
The first ever tour as a duo from Cave and Ellis, following the release of their acclaimed album CARNAGE. While they have composed and recorded soundtracks together, and Ellis is a long-term member of The Bad Seeds, CARNAGE is the first entire album of songs the pair have released. Book here.

Scottish Opera: The Gondoliers
Sat 16 – 23 Oct 2021
Sat 16, Thurs 21 & Sat 23: 7.15pm; Thurs 21 & Sat 23: 2.30pm.
Two happy-go-lucky gondoliers discover that one of them is, in fact, heir to the throne of a distant kingdom in Gilbert and Sullivan’s opera. True to their (adopted) Republican roots, they set off together to rule in idealistic, if somewhat chaotic, style… Book here.
Access performance Fri 22 Oct: 3pm: Book here.

Scottish Opera: Utopia Limited
Wed 20 Oct 2021
Evening: 7.15pm.
Gilbert & Sullivan’s penultimate opera, Utopia, Limited, was written immediately after The Gondoliers. Here, with an updated libretto by director Stuart Maunder and a revised musical version by Scottish Opera’s Head of Music Derek Clark, it is given its Scottish Opera premiere in a concert performance. Book here.

Rhod Gilbert – The Book of John
Mon 15 Nov 2021 Rescheduled to Jan 2022.

Groan Ups
Mon 25 – Sat 30 Oct 2021
Evenings: 7.30pm; Mats Thurs & Sat: 2.30pm.
Following their phenomenal rise to global success with The Play That Goes Wrong, multi award-winning Mischief Theatre return on tour with their brand new comedy all about growing up. Follow an unruly classroom of six year-olds on their journey through anarchic high school teenagers to the challenges of adulthood. Book here.

Priscilla Queen Of The Desert The Musical
Mon 1 – Sat 6 November 2021
Mon – Sat: 7.30pm; Weds, Sat: 2.30pm.
Based on the Oscar-winning film, Priscilla is the hilarious adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus bound for the Outback to put on the show of a lifetime. Their epic journey is a heart-warming story of self-discovery, sassiness and acceptance. Book here.

Les Misérables
Wed 24 Nov – Sat 18 Dec 2021
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.

2022
January 2022

The Nutcracker
Wed 5 – Sat 15 Jan 2022
Wed – Sat: 7.30pm; Mats Thurs – Sun: 2.30pm.
Costumes plucked from the most gorgeous chocolate box; Tchaikovsky’s score to transport you to a land of dreams; and a story lifted straight from the pages of a classic fairy tale. Scottish Ballet with founder Peter Darrell’s sumptuous choreography. Book here.

No Such Thing As A Fish
Sun 16 Jan  2022
Evening: 8pm.
The UK’s top podcast is back on the road, with its first tour since 2019! Every show will feature a live recording of a podcast episode plus a first half stuffed to the gills with facts, comedy, and two years’ worth of pent-up nerdery that wouldn’t have worked over Zoom. Book here.

Rhod Gilbert – The Book of John
Sun 23 Jan  2022
Evening: 7.30pm.
It has been a while, but the multi-award winning Welsh comedian is back, with a brand new live show. In a six-year break from stand-up, a lot has happened to Rhod. Almost all of it s**t. And just when he thought he’d hit rock bottom, he met a bloke… called John. Book here.

Looking Good Dead
Mon 25 – Sat 29 Jan 2022
Evenings: 7.30pm; Mats Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm.
No good deed goes unpunished…hours after picking up a USB memory stick, left behind on a train seat, to try to return it to its owner, Tom Bryce inadvertently becomes a witness to a vicious murder. Reporting the crime to the police has disastrous consequences, placing him and his family in grave danger… Book here.

Nina Conti – The Dating Show
Sun 30 Jan 2022
Evening: 7.30pm.
The quick-thinking queen of ventriloquism brings you her pioneering new dating show. She’ll be like Cilla Black with masks. Derailed. Not so much a Blind Date as a re-voiced one. There’s no promise that true love will be found, but a firm guarantee that big laughs will be had.  Book here.

March 2022

The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe
Tue 1 – Sat 5 Mar 2022
Evenings: 7.30; Wed, Sat Mat: 2.30pm.
Step through the wardrobe this winter into the magical kingdom of Narnia for the most mystical of adventures in a faraway land. Join Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter as they wave goodbye to wartime Britain and say hello to a talking Faun, an unforgettable Lion and the coldest, cruellest White Witch. Book here.

School of Rock
Mon 7 – Sat 12 March 2022
Evenings: 7.30, Weds, Sat mat: 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.

The Da Vinci Code
Mon 28 Mar – Sat 2 April 2022
Evenings: 7.30. Mats Weds, Sat: 2.30pm.
The curator of the Louvre has been brutally murdered, and alongside his body are a series of baffling codes. Follow the pulse-racing journey leading to the works of Leonardo Da Vinci and beyond, deep into the vault of history. Book here.

The Scandal at Mayerling
Wed 13 – Sat 16 April 2022
Evenings: 7.30, Sat Mat: 2.30pm.
Scottish Ballet, re-imagine MacMillan’s iconic ballet. The year is 1889 and, in the woods outside Vienna, the Empire must hide a terrible secret. At the royal Mayerling hunting lodge, Crown Prince Rudolf is found shot dead alongside his teenage mistress. Booking coming soon.

Fatal Attraction
Mon 18 – Sat 23 April 2022 
Evenings: 7.30pm; Mats Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm.
Based on the 1987 movie, an erotic psychologicsl thriller, James Dearden’s new stage play is a tale of seduction and suspense that asks the question: what happens when desire becomes deadly? Promises sensational, edge of the seat entertainment. Book here.

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
Tue 26 – Sat 30 April 2022
Tue – Sat: 7.30pm; Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm.
Jamie New is sixteen and lives on a council estate in Sheffield. Jamie doesn’t quite fit in. Jamie is terrified about the future. Jamie is going to be a sensation. Supported by his brilliant loving mum and surrounded by his friends, Jamie overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies and steps out of the darkness, into the spotlight. Book here.

Menopause The Musical 2
Sat 28 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.

Barry Steele & Friends – The Roy Orbison Story
Sun 29 May 2022
Evening: 7.30pm.
The one and only Barry Steele takes on the role of ‘The Big O,’ in The Roy Orbison Story. He comes with great credentials and a genuine admiration for the Roy Orbison. Following his West End Debut at The Adelphi Theatre, Barry is set to put the rock back into ‘Roy Orbison’ as he takes to the stage to commemorate this legend in ‘The Roy Orbison Story’ In Concert.. Book here.

June 2022

Gangsta Granny
Wed 1  – Sat 4 June 2022
Evenings Wed – Sat: 7pm; Matinees Thu/Fri 1.30pm; Sat 11am, 3pm.
It’s Friday night and Ben knows that means one thing – staying with Granny. There will be cabbage soup, cabbage pie, cabbage cake and it’s going to be sooooooooo boring! But what Ben doesn’t know is that Granny has a secret – and Friday nights are about to get more exciting than he could ever imagine. Book here.

Horse
Sun 5 June 2022 
Evening: 7pm.
A glorious, celebratory concert performing the classic album The Same Sky in its entirety with band and strings. A set choc-full of the classic songs including the beautiful and timeless Careful, which will inevitably conjure up treasured times from over the years for the entire audience..  Book here.

Bowie Experience
Sunday 12 June 2022
Evening: 7.30pm.
Bowie Experience is a spectacular concert featuring all of David Bowie’s hits – celebrating the music of the world’s greatest pop icon. An unforgettable journey of sound and vision through David Bowie’s golden years from Space Oddity through to Let’s Dance. Book here.

Six
Tue 14 – Sun 19 June 2022
Tue-Thur: 8pm; Fri: 6pm, 8pm; Sat: 4pm, 8pm: Sun: 2pm.
See review: ★★★★☆ Royally good
From Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII take to the mic to tell their tales, remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak into an 80-minute celebration of 21st century girl power.  Book here.

July 2022

Anton & Giovani – Him & Me
Sunday 3 July 2022
Matinee: 3pm
Strictly Come Dancing professionals Anton Du Beke and Giovanni Pernice join forces in 2021 for their first ever tour together. The Ballroom King and the two-time Guinness World Record holder will be joined by a world class cast of dancers and singers.  Book here.

Cluedo
Mon 4 – Sat 9 July 2021 
Mon – Sat 7.30pm; Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm.
Based on the classic detective board game loved by generations and the hit 1985 film Clue. Hilarious spoof thriller with Miss Scarlett, Colonel Mustard and all, directed by Mark Bell (Play that Goes Wrong), promising “a nostalgic, fun and thrilling evening of entertainment”.  Book here.

December 2022

The Commitments
Mon 5- Sat 10 Dec 2022
Mon – Sat 7.30pm; Thurs, 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
June 2023

Strictly Ballroom The Musical
Mon 5 – Sat 10 June 2023.
Evenings: 7.30; Matinees Weds, Sat: 2.30pm.

Directed by dancer, choreographer, theatre director Strictly judge and occasional drag artiste: Craig Revel Horwood, Baz Luhrmanns’s musical adaptation of his 1992 movie features over 20 world class performers. Book here.

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