Cabaret for Festival Theatre

Jan 3 2019 | By More

New shows on sale for Festival, Kings & Studio

A new tour of hit musical Cabaret, the last ever tour of the Richard Alston Dance Company and Leitheatre’s take on Cat on a Hot Tin Roof are among new shows going on sale at Capital Theatres.

General public sale opens today, Thursday 3 January 2019, for ten new productions at the three theatres.

Cabaret tours to the Festival Theatre in November 2019

Opening at the King’s in the Autumn, Stephen Daldry’s multi award-winning production of JB Priestley’s classic thriller An Inspector Calls (8 – 12 Oct 2019) returns after a sell out West End season.

Also at the King’s will be the UK premiere tour of Little Miss Sunshine (Nov 12 – 16 2019), the musical adapted from the 2006 movie which opens at the Arcola in London in March.

Big dance hitters at  the Festival Theatre in the Autumn include the last ever visit from Richard Alston Dance Company (27/28 Sept 2019) and the return of the EIF’s 2014 smash hit, Inala (30 Oct 2019), a muscular and beautiful blend of South African and Western cultures.

The Fesival is also host to Rufus Norris’s multi-award winning production of Cabaret ( 5 – 9 Nov 2019) which is revived for another UK tour in the Autumn.

The Studio at the Festival Theatre

Earlier in the year, small scale productions at the Studio Theatre include Matthew’ Zadjacs brilliant one man show, based on his own father’s history, The Tailor of Inverness (11 May 2019), and children’s show Tidy Up (23 May 2019).

There is also the most welcome return of the extraordinary Curious Shoes (6/7 June 2019), an immersive, interactive piece of theatre by Magdalena Schamberger for those living with Dementia.

Local amateur company Leitheatre is also back at the Studio in May, with a four night run of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Tennessee Williams’ portrayal of a day in the life of the Pollitt family, wealthy plantation owners in 1950s’ American Deep South.

All these productions go on general public sale at 10am on Thursday 3 January 2019 for online and personal callers, and at 11am for phone bookings.

Full listings for the three theatres are available on our What’s On pages:
Festival Theatre Listings
King’s Theatre Listings
Studio Theatre Listings.

Capital Theatres’ website:

New Shows on Sale Thursday 3 January 2019
May 2019

The Tailor of Inverness
Studio: Saturday 11 May 2019
Evenings 7.30pm
Matthew’ Zadjacs tells of the impact of war on ordinary people and families using his father’s own story as inspiration. A story of a boy who grew up on a farm in Galicia (Eastern Poland, now Western Ukraine) and became a tailor in Inverness, of how a life and an identity can be reconstructed. Book here.

Leitheatre present Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Studio: Wed 15 May to Sat 18 May 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm.
Tennessee Williams’ portrayal of a day in the life of the Pollitt family, wealthy plantation owners in 1950s’ American Deep South. A powerfully written work with strong and diverse characters, and themes of repression and dishonesty in relation to disputed wealth, dysfunctional family relationships and sexuality and mendacity. Book here.

Tidy Up
Studio: Thursday 23 May 2019
11am & 1.30pm
When it starts out ship-shape, there’s only one way for it to go… this dance-theatre show gets all messed up! As we wriggle our way through the muddle of life we often discover things anew. So why can’t tidiness be exciting for children or chaos joyful for adults? Who said there’s a ‘right way’ anyway? Book here.

June 2019

Curious Shoes
Studio: Thursday 6/Friday 7 June 2019
Thurs: 10.30am, Fri: 2pm.
A joyful performance for people living with dementia and their loved ones to share. This funny, entertaining and beautifully simple story comes to life through live music, movement and very few words. Book here.

September 2019

Wee Hansel and Gretel
King’s Theatre: Friday 13 – Sunday 15 Sept 2019
Fri 2.30pm; Sat & Sun 11am & 1.30pm.
A wee version of a big ballet from Scottish Ballet. Join Hansel and Gretel in an enchanting gingerbread house where they meet dancing sweet treats and toys that come to life. Book here.

Richard Alston
Festival Theatre: Friday 27/Saturday 28 Sep 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, featuring live solo pianist Jason Ridgway, where the dancers are carried along by fast steps and an abandoned fervour. Book here.

October 2019

J B Priestley’s An Inspector Calls
King’s Theatre: Tue 8 – Sat 12 Oct 2019
Evenings 7.30pm, Matinees Wed & Sat 2.30pm.
Stephen Daldry’s multi award-winning production of JB Priestley’s classic thriller returns after a sell out West End season. Book here.

Festival Theatre: Wednesday 30 October 2019
Evening: 7.30pm.
Following its sell-out success at the EIF and two major UK tours, the international smash hit music and dance sensation returns, featuring the Soweto Gospel Choir, with choreography by Mark Baldwin OBE and current and former members of The Royal Ballet and Rambert. Book here.

November 2019

Festival Theatre: Tuesday 5 – Saturday 9 November 2019
Evenings 7.30pm; Matinees Wed, Thurs & Sat: 2.30pm.
Bill Kenwright presents the multi-award winning production of Kander and Ebb’s landmark musical directed by Rufus Norris. It’s 1931, Berlin is a haven of divine decadence and the legendary Sally Bowles is about to take to the stage at the infamous Kit Kat Klub… Book here.

Little Miss Sunshine
King’s Theatre: Tue 12 – Sat 16 Nov 2019
Evenings 7.30pm, Matinees Wed & Sat 2.30pm.
The road to happiness is a bumpy ride in the musical based on the Oscar-winning film. The Hoover family has more than a few troubles, but young Olive has her heart set on winning the Little Miss Sunshine beauty contest. Book here.


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