King’s Theatre Listings

Upcoming shows at the King’s Theatre

King’s Theatre
2 Leven Street EH3 9LQ. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000

Click on the name of the show to go to its ticketing site.

NB: The King’s Theatre has now re-opened in line with Scottish Government advice. Patrons will be asked to check in to Scotland Test and Protect on arrival and everyone over the age of 5 will have to wear a mask while in the theatre. Full details here: welcomeback.

Tickets for productions which were cancelled or re-scheduled because of Covid should have now been either refunded or re-allocated to the new performance. Patrons who have to cancel tickets due to Covid should call Box Office on 0131 529 6000 to arrange a refund. Details of how to do this are here: welcomeback.

October 2021

Groan Ups
Tue 28 Sept – Sat 2 Oct 2021
Evenings 7.30pm, Matinee Wed & Sat 2.30pm
Mischief Theatre return with their brand-new comedy all about growing up. Do we choose who we become? Is the story of our lives already written? Do we ever really grow up? Follow an unruly classroom of six year-olds on their journey through anarchic high school teenagers to the challenges of adulthood. Book here.

Looking Good Dead
Tue 5 – Sat 9 Oct 2021
Evenings: 7.30pm; Mats Weds, 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.

The Woman in Black
Tue 12 – Sat 16 October 2021
Evenings 7.30pm; Mats Wed, 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 Enemy
Wed 20 – Sat 23 October 2021
Evenings 7.30pm; Mat, Sat: 2.30pm.
A radical re-imagining of the classic Henrik Ibsen play about truth, power and deception from Kieran Hurley, award-winning playwright and screenwriter of the critically acclaimed Scottish indie film Beats. Book here.

Gary Meikle: Surreal
Sunday 24 October 2021
Evening: 8pm.
After his meteoric rise through the ranks, Scottish Comedy Award winner and viral sensation Gary Meikle is back with his second tour show, Surreal! A word that perfectly describes Gary’s last twelve months. He started the year performing in comedy clubs, and ended it selling out big theatres in the UK as well as tours in America, Canada and Europe! Book here.

The Signalman
Friday 29/Sat 30 October 2021
Evening: 7.30pm; Sat mat: 2.30pm.
Æ Review of previous production: ★★★★★ Riveting
Tom McGovern reprises his CATS winning performance in Peter Arnott’s winning script about the signalman at the South end of the Tay Bridge on the night of Sunday December 28, 1879. The new production for Perth Theatre is once again directed by Ken Alexander. Book here.

November 2021

The Play That Goes Wrong
Tue 2 – Sun 7 Nov 2021
Tue-Sat: 7.30pm; Mats Wed, Sat/Sun: 2.30pm.
The Cornley Drama Society are putting on a 1920s murder mystery, but not everything goes quite as planned as the accident prone thesps battle on against all the odds to reach their final curtain call. Mischief’s multi award-winning international smash hit comedy returns.  Book here.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Mon 8 – Sat 13 Nov 2021
Evenings: 7.30pm; Mats Wed, Sat: 2.30pm.
Ichabod Crane arrives to teach in Sleepy Hollow with a sense of wonderment and catches the eye of wealthy heiress Katrina Von Tassel. What he doesn’t realise is that he is about to unleash the very devil himself… Philip Meeks adapts Washington Irving’s classic slice of American Gothic.  Book here.

Death Drop: Dragatha Christie
Wed 17 – Sat 20 Nov 2021
Wed – Fri: 7.30pm; Sat: 4pm & 8pm.
See preview: Killer Drag.
The smash-hit drag murder mystery – direct from the West End – stars a full strut of Ru-Paul and Drag Race stars, as a gaggle of guests gather on the mysterious Tuck Island for a dinner party like no other..Hilarious, camp, vulgar and outrageous. Book here.

Sleeping Beauty
Sat 27 Nov 2020 – Sun 16 Jan 2022
Tue to Sat, 2pm & 7pm; Sun 1pm & 5pm
Rise and shine for the pantomime of your dreams! Grant Stott and Allan Stewart return with a script that will no doubt provide tribute to the late great Andy Gray amidst its bundle of fun and laughter. Book here.

January 2022

Motionhouse presents Nobody
Mon 28 January 2022
Evening: 7.30pm.
Fast-moving and highly physical, Nobody explores the tension between our inner lives and how we make sense of the world around us. Motionhouse’s renowned dance-circus style combines with mesmerising choreography to tell this emotional and ultimately uplifting story, full of twists and turns. Book here.

Round the Horne
Saturday 29 Jan 2022
Evening: 7.30pm.
Ooh, Mr Horne! How bona to vada your dolly old eek! From 1965 to 1968 there wasn’t a bigger radio programme in Britain than the ground-breaking Round the Horne. For half-an-hour every Sunday afternoon, audiences of up to 15 million people would gather around the wireless to listen to Kenneth Horne and his merry crew get up to all sorts of mischief. Book here.

February 2022

Fatal Attraction
Tue 1 – Sat 5 February 2021
Evenings: 7.30pm; Wed, Sat Mat: 2.30pm.

Based on the 1987 erotic psychologicsl thriller movie, 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.

The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe
Tue 8 – Sat 12 February 2021
Evenings: 7pm; Wed, Sat Mat: 2pm.
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.

The Dresser
Tue 15 – Sat 19 February 2021
Evenings: 7.30pm; Wed, Thurs, Sat Mat: 2.30pm.
Ronald Harwood’s evocative, portrait of backstage life was inspired by memories of working as Donald Wolfit’s dresser as a young man. Matthew Kelly stars as an ageing actor manager, known to his loyal acting company as ‘Sir’, with Julian Clary as Norman, Sir’s devoted dresser who ensures that in spite of everything, the show goes on. Book here.

Ed Gamble: Electric
Sunday 20 February 2022
Evening 7.30pm
After a sell-out tour of his house in 2020 (extended into 2021 due to popular demand), Ol’ Broken Pancreas is charged up and ready to flick the switch on another night of attention seeking. Book here.

The Rocky Horror Show
Mon 21 – Sat 26 Feb 2022
Mon – Thurs: 7.30pm; Fri/Sat: 6pm, 9pm.
Ready to thrill you with fun and naughty moments, Richard O’Brien’s legendary rock ‘n’ roll musical returns to the UK in 2021. Directed by Christopher Luscombe and featuring timeless classics, including Sweet Transvestite, Damn it Janet, and of course, the pelvic-thrusting Time Warp.  Book here.

March 2022

Sheila’s Island
Tue 1 – Sat 5 March 2022
Evenings 7.30pm, Mats Wed, Sat: 2.30pm
Bonfire night 2019 and Sheila, Denise, Julie, and Fay are Team C in Pennine Mineral Water Ltd.’s annual outward bound team-building weekend. But somehow, they have unwittingly stranded themselves on an island in the Lake District in Tim Firth’s comedy in the fog. Book here.

Shrek the Musical
Wed 16 – Sat 19 March 2022
Evenings 7.30pm, Matinee Sat 2.30pm
The Bohemians 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.

The Pirates of Penzance (EdGaS)
Tue 22 – Sat 26 March 2022
Evenings 7.30pm, Matinee Sat 2.30pm
Frederic, having completed his 21st year, is released from his apprenticeship to a band of tender-hearted pirates in Gilbert and Sullivan’s 5th opera. Broght to the stage by Edinburgh Gilbert and Sullivan Society. Book here.


Allan Stewart’s Big Big Variety Show 2022
Tue 29 March – Sat 2 April 2022
Evenings: 7.30pm, Mats Wed, Sat: 2.30pm
“Ok, what do we need? We need to laugh. And I do as well. So I’ve decided to bring the Big Big Variety Show back to the Kings one more time before it closes for the refurb it so badly needs. It will be full of sketches, music and surprises. Personally, I can’t wait to see you all again…” Book here.

April 2022

The Da Vinci Code
Tue 5 – Sat 9 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.

Iain Stirling: Failing Upwards
Sunday 10 April 2022.
Two shows: 5pm & 7.30pm.
Do you ever wonder how people manage to be normal? Iain does. So much so he’s written a brand new stand-up show about it in which he explores his inability to function in the most basic of public settings, social media’s constant pressure to “live your best life” and that one time a man stole his shoes. Book here.

Tue 12 – Sat 16 April 2022
Evenings: 7.30pm; Mats Weds, Sat: 2.30pm.
Glasgow, 1998, one hell of a storm is ripping through the city. The Flynn siblings just need to survive the night and make it to their mother’s funeral in the morning. Cora Bissett directs this darkly comic nedw musical about family, grief and forgiveness based on Peter Mullan’s 1997 movie. Book here.

Johannes Radebe: Freedom
Sunday 17 April 2022
Evening: 7.30pm.
TV dancing sensation and international champion Johannes Radebe presents his first UK Tour. The show is a celebration of music and dance, from African fusion to fiery Latin, classic dance arrangements and huge party anthems, with a company of exciting dancers. Book here.

Peppa Pig’s Best Day Ever
Sat 23/Sun 24 Apr 2022
Three shows daily: 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.

A Murder is Announced
Tue 3 – Sat 7 May 2022
Evenings 7.30pm; Mats Wed, Sat: 2.30pm.
The residents of Chipping Cleghorn are astonished to read an advert in the local newspaper that a murder will take place this coming Friday at Little Paddocks, the home of Letitia Blacklock. Unable to resist, the group gather at the house at the appointed time, when the lights go out and a gun is fired.Enter Miss Marple, who must unravel a complex series of relationships and events to solve the mystery of the killer… Book here.

Tue 10 – Sat 14 May 2022 
Evenings: 7.30pm, Mats Weds, 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.

Wuthering Heights
Tue 24 – Sat 28 May  2022 
Evenings: 7.30pm, Mats Weds, Sat: 2.30pm
Emma Rice’s adaptation of Emily Bronte. Rescued from the Liverpool docks as a child, Heathcliff is adopted by the Earnshaws and taken to live at Wuthering Heights. He finds a kindred spirit in Catherine Earnshaw and a fierce love ignites. When forced apart, a brutal chain of events is unleashed that will haunt generations to come. Book here.

July 2022

Funbox present Jungle Party
Sun 5 July 2022 
Matinee: 2pm
Join Anya, Kevin, Gary and Bonzo (formerly of The Singing Kettle) as they swing into their latest musical adventure and follow the sound of the drums in search of the ultimate jungle boogie. There are songs to sing, keys to find and new friends to discover along the way. Book here.

That’s as far into the future as we can see for now…