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Upcoming shows at the Edinburgh Playhouse

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February 2024

James Acaster: Hecklers Welcome
Tue 20 – Thur 22 Feb 2024.
Evenings: 7.30pm.

“One of comedy’s most original voices” has written a new show. He’s very proud of it. That being said, you are allowed to ruin it. Fill your boots. Book here.

Girls Night Oot!
Fri 23 Feb 2024.
One performance: 7.30pm.

To prepare for a marriage all a girl needs are her friends and a guid old hen night! 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!  Book here.

Sing-a-Long-a Matilda
Sat 24 Feb 2024
Matinee: 4pm.
Calling all revolting children and their parents – come and be a little a bit naughty at Sing-a-Long-a Matilda the Musical. Fancy dress is strongly encouraged and full audience participation essential. Book here

Sing-a-Long-a The Greatest Showman
Sat 24 Feb 2024
Evening: 7pm.
Cheer on Hugh Jackman, lust after Zac Efron 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.

Peter Pan Goes Wrong
Tue 27 Feb – Sat 2 Mar 2024.
Evenings: 7.30pm; Weds, Sat mat: 2.30pm.

Following their multi award-winning sell-out success with The Play That Goes Wrong and the BBC TV series The Goes Wrong Show, Mischief return with their riotous spin on a timeless classic, the West End smash hit Peter Pan Goes Wrong. Book here.

March 2024

Bill Bailey: Thoughtifier
Mon 11 March 2024
Evening: 8pm.
At a point in our evolution when it seems as if we’re sleepwalking into a world where humans might be redundant, and much of what we do can be done better and more efficiently by machines, what better time to celebrate our own flawed humanity. Book here .

Ellen Kent: Carmen
Wed 13 March 2024
Evening: 7.30pm
Senbla presents Opera International’s award-winning Ellen Kent production featuring the Ukrainian Opera & Ballet Theatre Kyiv with international soloists, highly-praised chorus and full orchestra. An evening of passion, sexual jealousy, death and unforgettable arias. Book here .

Ellen Kent: Madama Butterfly
Thurs 14 March 2024
Evening: 7.30pm
Back by overwhelming public demand, this award-winning Opera returns in a new production with exquisite sets including a spectacular Japanese garden and fabulous costumes including antique wedding kimonos from Japan. Book here .

Professor Brian Cox – Horizons: A 21st Century Space Odyssey
Fri 15 March 2024
Evening: 7.30pm.
What is the nature of space and time? 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?. Book here.

42nd Street
Tue 26 – Sat 30 March 2024
Production closed.

Frankie Boyle
Sat 30 March 2024
Evening: 7pm.
Frankie Boyle’s on tour. Buy a ticket, because by the time he arrives, the currency will be worthless and you and your neighbours part of a struggling militia that could probably use a few laughs. Book here .

April 2024

Pretty Woman: The Musical
Tue 2 – Sat 13 April 2024
Tue – Sat: 7.30pm; Mats Wed, Sat & Sun: 2.30pm
Once upon a time in the late ’80s, Vivian met Edward and her life changed forever. Be swept up in their romance in this dazzlingly theatrical take on a love story for the ages – and get to know these iconic characters in a whole new way – in a sensational show that took London’s West End by storm, guaranteed to lift your spirits and light up your heart. Book here.

Johannes Radebe: House of Jojo
Sunday 21 April 2024
Evening: 7.30pm.

A new story begins…Welcome to the House of JoJo. Join TV Dance Sensation Johannes Radebe and a host of eclectic characters in this brand-new theatrical celebration jam-packed with roof-raising music, dazzling costumes and of course, world class dance. Book here.

Madagascar the Musical
Thurs 25 – Sat 27 April 2024
Thurs/Fri: 7pm. Sat: 11am & 3pm.
Join all of your favourite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar. Book here .

May 2024

The Drifters Girl
Tue 30 April – Sat 4 May 2024
Tue – Sat: 7.30pm; Mats Wed, Sat: 2.30pm
Jukebox musical tells the story of the Drifters and the truth about the woman who made them. From the highs of hit records to the lows of legal battles and personal tragedy, Faye Treadwell is the legendary manager of The Drifters who refused to give up on the group she loved. Book here .

The Elvis Tribute Artist World Tour
Tue 14 May 2024
Evening: 7.30pm.
Direct from the USA, the world’s biggest, best and most successful Elvis tribute show returns to the UK. Starring three of the world’s very best Elvis tribute artists together in one show with an incredible live band and orchestra. Book here.

The Psychology Of Serial Killers with Jennifer Rees
Wed 15 May 2024
Evening: 7.30pm.

Join expert forensics lecturer Jennifer Rees to explore one of Forensic Psychology’s most troubling topics. During this talk, you will discover how serial killers are classified. What are the differences between lust killers like the BTK (Bind, Torture, Kill) Killer and visionary killers such as David Berkowitz (Son of Sam)?  Book here.

Romesh Ranganathan: Hustle
Thurs 16/Fri 17 May 2024
Evening: 8pm.
After a sell-out tour in 2022, Romesh is back with a brand-new show examining the human condition. Are people inherently good? Is charity always a positive thing? Is hustling the key to success? Or is all this a load of rubbish we’ve made up to keep people working hard for no reason?  Book here.

Strictly Come Dancing: The Professionals
Sat 18 May 2024
Two shows: 2.30pm & 7.30pm
This exhilarating show will showcase the exceptional talent of 12 of TV’s beloved professional dancers, supported by incredible singers and a live band, all performed within the wonderful world of glamour and sparkle that fans know and love from the smash hit series. Book here .

Seven Drunken Nights – The Story of the Dubliners
Sun 19 May 2024
Evening: 7.30pm.

In partnership with Tourism Ireland and in association with legendary Irish pub O’Donoghue’s, Seven Drunken Nights tells the story of a career spanning 50 years and invokes the spirit of Ronnie Drew, Luke Kelly, Barney McKenna, John Sheahan, Ciaran Bourke and Jim McCann.  Book here.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Tue 28 May – Sat 1 June 2024.
Evening: 7pm; Wed, Sat: 2pm

The most fantasmagorical award-winning musical of all time,  bursting with unforgettable songs by the Sherman Brothers, is flying  into Edinburgh Playhouse for one week only in a brand-new production directed by Thom Southerland, choreographed by Karen Bruce and designed by Morgan Large.  Book here.

June 2024

Tom Allen: Completely.
Sat 8 June 2024
Evening: 8pm.

Tom Allen has finally moved out of his parents’ house, which has been great news for him, better news for department stores and even better news for his latest stand-up tour as he’s eager to share his life updates, get your opinions on his vegetable patch and delve into the protocol of inviting friends with children for dinner.  Book here.

Tue 11 – Sat 15 June 2024.
Evenings: 8pm; Weds, Thurs: 5pm, Sat: 4pm.

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. These Queens may have green sleeves but their lipstick is rebellious red. Book here.

Nile Rodgers + CHIC
Mon 17 June 2024.
Evening: 8pm.

As the co-founder of CHIC, Rodgers pioneered a musical language that generated chart-topping hits like Le Freak, the biggest selling single in the history of Atlantic Records, and sparked the advent of hip-hop with Good Times. Book here.

Tue 25 – Sat 29 June 2024
Evenings: 7.30pm; Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm.
See Æ News: Pan and Tink join Rydell High
With its phenomenal score, bursting with hits including Summer Nights, Greased Lightnin’, Hopelessly Devoted to You and You’re the One That I Want, this thrilling new version is brought to life by a fresh young cast who bring energy, vitality and passion to this ultimate musical classic. Book here.

July 2024

Lord of the Dance – A Lifetime of Standing Ovations
Tue 16 – Thurs 18 July 2024
Evenings: 7.45pm.
After celebrating the 25th anniversary of Lord of the Dance in 2022, Michael Flatley is back with a dazzling revival of his iconic dance extravaganza. The 2024 tour promises to be an extraordinary journey that will captivate audiences again with this record-breaking show. Book here.

Peppa Pig’s Fun Day Out
Sat 20/Sun 21 July 2024
Sat: 1pm & 4pm; Sun: 10am & 1pm.
Join Peppa, along with her family and friends as they go to the zoo and also the beach for a special party- it’s going to be an exciting and fun packed day.  Book here.

Paul Smith: Pablo
Wed 31 July 2024 & Wed 12/Thurs 13 Feb 2025
Evenings: 7.30pm.
Get ready to experience the jaw-aching, laugh out loud comedy that only Smith can deliver. This is Paul Smith’s biggest and funniest tour show yet, and it promises to have you rolling around in laughter with every joke. Book here .

August 2024

Forth on the Fringe
Fri 2/Sat 3 Aug 2024
Evenings: 8pm; Sat Mat: 2.30pm.
The annual one-stop shop for all the essential acts you need to see at this year’s Edinburgh Festival. Boogie and Arlene will be there to host all three shows. This year’s line-up will be announced with Boogie in the Morning on June 7th. Book here.

Fern Brady – I Gave You Milk To Drink 
Thurs 22 Aug 2024
Evening: 7.30pm.
Scotland’s queen of comedy Fern Brady (Taskmaster, Live At The Apollo, Roast Battle, Russell Howard, The Last Leg) is back on tour with a brand new show. What happens when you get everything you want and it’s not enough? Book here.

September 2024

The Girls Bathroom Planet Tour
Thurs 12 Sept 2024
Evenings: 7.30pm.
Voices of their generation, Sophia and Cinzia, are the internet’s favourite best friends. Their chart-topping podcast, The Girls Bathroom, catapulted the duo to trailblazer status in the podcasting industry and has since taken them on two nationwide tours. Book here.

Sarah Millican Late Bloomer 
Fri 13/Sat 14 Sept 2024
Evening: 8pm.
When Sarah Millican was a bairn, she wouldn’t say boo to a goose. Quiet at school, not many friends, no boobs til she was 16. Now? NOW she is loud, with good friends, a cracking rack and goose booing all over the shop. Late Bloomer explores how one became the other. Plus, lots of stuff about dinners and lady gardens. Come along, laugh at her, with her, beside her..  Book here.

Come From Away 
Tue 17 – Sat 21 Sept 2024
Evenings: 7.30pm; Wed, Sat: 2.30pm.
Winner of four Olivier Awards including Best New Musical in London and the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical on Broadway, this smash hit show shares the incredible real-life story of the 7,000 air passengers from all over the world who were grounded in Canada during the wake of 9/11, and the small Newfoundland community that invited these come from aways into their lives with open hearts..  Book here.

Blood Brothers
Tue 24 – Sat 28 Sept 2024
Evenings: 7.30pm; Mats: Wed, Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm.
Willy Russell’s legendary Blood Brothers returns – again – telling the captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with fateful consequences. Book here.

Tim Peake: Astronauts – The Quest To Explore Spacer 
Sun 29 Sept 2024
Evening: 7.20pm.
With the help of extraordinary archive material and footage, matched only by his unparalleled storytelling, Tim will bring to life the awe-inspiring endeavours of those pioneering explorers we call astronauts.  Book here.

October 2024

Mon 7 – Sat 12 Oct 2024.
Evenings: 7.30pm; Weds, Sat mat: 2.30pm.

The musical phenomenon returns – you just can’t stop the Hairspray beat! Welcome to the 60s, where everyone’s grooving to a brand-new sound! Enter Tracy Turnblad, with big hair, big heart, and big dreams to dance her way onto national TV. Book here.

The Book of Mormon
Tue 15 Oct – Sat 2 Nov 2024.
Mon – Sat: 7.30pm; Fri, Sat mat: 2.30pm.

This outrageous musical comedy from the creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and Bobby Lopez, the Co-writer of Avenue Q and Frozen, follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent on a mission to a place that’s about as far from Salt Lake City as you can get… Book here from 10m Fri 10 Nov 2023.

November 2024

Only Fools & Horses The Musical
Tue 5 – Sat 9 Nov 2024
Evenings: 7.30pm; Wed, Sat: 2.30pm.
Stick a pony in your pocket – The Trotters are back and coming to town! Based on John Sullivan’s legendary television show, this critically acclaimed home-grown musical spectacular features cherished material from Britain’s best loved TV series. Book here.

& Juliet
Tue 12 – Sat 16 Nov 2024
Evenings: 7.30pm; Wed, Sat: 2.30pm.
The most famous love story of all time. Remixed. What if Juliet’s famous ending was really just her beginning? What if she decided to choose her own fate? Join Juliet on a journey of self-discovery and second chances. Book here.

101 Dalmatians
Tue 19 – Sat 23 Nov 2024
Evenings: 7pm; Wed, Sat: 2pm.
When fashionista Cruella de Vil plots to swipe all the Dalmatian puppies in town to create her fabulous new fur coat, there’s trouble ahead for Pongo and Perdi and their litter of adorable, tail-wagging young pups. Book here.

Jason Manford – A Manford All Seasons
Sun 24 Nov 2024
Evening: 7.30pm.
Jason’s been busy 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. A Manford All Seasons is Jason’s latest comic offering set to hit the road, and is sure to be ‘expert observational comedy’ (The Guardian) mixed with ‘comic gold’ (Mail on Sunday). Book here.

December 2024

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Tue 3 – Sat 29 Dec 2024
Tue – Sat: 7.30pm; Mats Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm; Suns: 1pm & 5pm.
Xmas eve: 1pm & 5pm, no show Xmas day. Boxing day: 6pm, extra matinee Fri 27.

Starring the legendary Donny Osmond as the roof-raising Pharaoh, the smash-hit London Palladium production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat returns to Edinburgh Playhouse for Christmas. Book here.


Paul Smith: Pablo
Wed 12/Thurs 13 Feb 2025
Evening: 7.30pm.
Get ready to experience the jaw-aching, laugh out loud comedy that only Smith can deliver. This is Paul Smith’s biggest and funniest tour show yet, and it promises to have you rolling around in laughter with every joke. Book here .

NOW That’s What I Call A Musical
Tue 25 Feb – Sat 1 Mar 2025.
Evenings: 7.30pm; Weds, Sat mat: 2.30pm.

Celebrate 40 years of the iconic and chart-topping compilations brand NOW That’s What I Call Music. Written by award-winning comedian Pippa Evans, and directed and choreographed by Strictly Come Dancing legend Craig Revel Horwood, this heart-warming and funny story takes us on an uplifting journey down memory lane. Book here.

Russel Kane: HyperActive
Fri 28 Mar 2025
Evening: 7.30pm.
Whirlwind, FitBit-breaking comedian, presenter, actor and author Russell Kane is out on the road again, setting it on fire with his unique recipe of sharp wit and physical comedy. Safety warning: wear strong underwear – pants will be spoiled. Book here.

Rob Beckett: Giraffe
Thurs 26 June 2025
Evening: 8pm.
Yes! Bobby Beckles is back on tour. Smashing the life out of the M25, M1, M5 and any other road that’s in his way. From Bromley to Brisbane, Rob Beckett’s new show Giraffe is going worldwide. Expectations on Rob: put on 3 stone from takeaways and post-show drinking. Expectations of you: leave the gig happier than when you arrived. Book here.

That’s as far into the future as we can see at the moment…