Playhouse Listings

Upcoming shows at the Edinburgh Playhouse

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2023
January 2023

Burns
Fri 20/Sat 21 Jan 2023
Evening: 7.30pm.
See preview: Burns musical’s Edinburgh premiere
World premiere of a “hilarious, harrowing and heart-warming” new musical, based on the life of Robert Burns, which imagines the bard alive, well and living in the modern world. A genius with weakness? Yes. A womaniser? Yes. But a cheat? No. Book here.

Jersey Boys
Tue 24 Jan – Sat 4 February 2023
Mon- Sat: 7.30pm; Thurs, Sat Mat: 2.30pm
They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard … and the radio just couldn’t get enough of.  But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story – a story that has made them an international sensation all over again. Book here .

February 2023

Ellen Kent’s La Boheme
Thurs 9 Feb 2023
Evening: 7.30pm.
Senbla presents Opera International’s award-winning Ellen Kent Production of Puccini’s La Boheme, featuring the Ukrainian Opera & Ballet Theatre Kyiv, with international soloists, highly-praised chorus and full orchestra. Book here.

Ellen Kent’s Madama Butterfly
Fri 10 Feb 2023
Evening: 7.30pm.
Senbla presents Opera International’s award-winning Ellen Kent Production of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, featuring the Ukrainian Opera & Ballet Theatre Kyiv, with international soloists, highly-praised chorus and full orchestra. Book here.

Ellen Kent’s Aida
Sat 11 Feb 2023
Evening: 7.30pm.
Senbla presents Opera International’s award-winning Ellen Kent Production of Verdi’s Aida, featuring the Ukrainian Opera & Ballet Theatre Kyiv, with international soloists, highly-praised chorus and full orchestra. Book here.

Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny 2.0
Date change to Mon 7 Aug 2023.

Showaddywaddy
Friday 17 February 2023
Evening: 7.30pm.
‘The Greatest Rock & Roll Band In The World’ is a bold statement but Showaddywaddy has lived up to that title as they celebrated their 45th anniversary in 2019 and show no signs of slowing down. Their live show is dynamic and uplifting featuring all of their biggest hits, many of which reached number one in the pop charts of Europe. Book here .

The Rock Orchestra by Candlelight
Saturday 18 February 2023
Evening: 7.30pm.
Get ready to be moved with Festival of The Dead’s brand-new show, an evening that brings a glorious mashup of head-banging hits, classical instruments and an abundance of candles! Featuring the classical reimagining of some of the best-known and well-loved Rock & Metal songs from the last 40 years – by 13-piece Chamber Orchestra. Book here .

The Bodyguard
Mon 20 – Sat 25 February 2023
Evenings: 7.30pm; Sat mat: 2.30pm
The smash-hit musical is back. Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge–what they don’t expect is to fall in love. Book here .

March 2023

Sir Ranulph Fiennes: Living Dangerously
Wed 1 March 2023
Evening: 7.30pm
Named by the Guinness Book of Records as ‘the world’s greatest living explorer’, Sir Ranulph’s many ambitious endeavours have pushed his endurance levels to the very limits, inspiring generations and making him a pioneer of exploration with an unparalleled story to tell. Book here .

Gisell (Varna International Ballet)
Thurs 2 March 2023
Evening: 7.30pm
The moving story of delicate Giselle and her aristocratic but duplicitous lover Albrecht is set to a glorious score. From the visual splendour of the rustic villagers happily gathering the harvest at the start of the story to the eerie moonlit forest haunted by beautifully drifting spirits, this production is unforgettable. Book here .

Swan Lake (Varna International Ballet)
Fri 3 March 2023
Evening: 7.30pm
The greatest romantic ballet of all time is brought to life by Tchaikovsky’s haunting and unforgettable score. From the impressive splendour of the Palace ballroom to the moon-lit lake where swans glide in perfect formation, this compelling tale of tragic romance has it all. Book here 

The Nutcracker (Varna International Ballet)
Sat 4 March 2023
Two shows: 2.30pm & 7.30pm
This most famous of fantasy ballets for all the family begins as night falls on Christmas Eve. As snowflakes fall outside, the warm glow of the open fire sends flickering shadows across the boughs of the Christmas tree and all the presents beneath. Book here .

Michael McIntyre Live
Thurs 9/Fri 10 March 2023
Evenings: 8pm
Richard O’Brien’s legendary rock ‘n’ roll musical returns to Edinburgh with all its audience interaction and icy put-downs from your trusty Narrator intact – as Brad and Janet come face to face with that rascally old Dr Frank’n’Furter, Riff Raff and Rocky, himself. Sold Out.

Jim Jeffries
Sat 11 March 2023
Evening: 8pm.
This Sydney native is one of the most popular and respected comedians of his generation, entertaining audiences across the globe with his provocative, belief-challenging, and thought-provoking comedy.  Book here.

I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue
Sun 12 March 2023
Evening: 7.30pm.
Radio 4’s legendary “antidote to panel games” is back out on tour, with Jack Dee in the chair and Colin Sell at the piano. Panelists to be confirmed. Samantha and Sven are reported to be vying for the chance to score in Edinburgh. Book here.

The Rocky Horror Show
Mon 13 – Sat 18 March 2023
Mon – Thurs: 8pm; Fri/Sat: 5pm & 8.30pm.
Richard O’Brien’s legendary rock ‘n’ roll musical returns to Edinburgh with all its audience interaction and icy put-downs from your trusty Narrator intact – as Brad and Janet come face to face with that rascally old Dr Frank’n’Furter, Riff Raff and Rocky, himself. Book here.

Annie
Tue 21 – Sat 25 March 2023
Tue – Sat: 7.30pm; Wed, Sat mats: 2.30pm.
The hit production returns. Set in 1930s New York during The Great Depression, brave young Annie is forced to live a life of misery at Miss Hannigan’s orphanage. Her luck soon changes when she’s chosen to spend a fairytale Christmas with famous billionaire, Oliver Warbucks. Book here.

April 2023

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – The Musical
Wednesday 29 March – Saturday 15 April 2023
Evenings Tue – Sat: 7pm; Sun 2 April: 7pm.
Matinees: Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm; Sun: 2pm.

Roald Dhal’s devilishly delicious tale of young golden ticket winner Charlie Bucket and the mysterious confectionary wizard Willy Wonka. Using songs from the Warner Bros. film, a book by David Grieg and in a new production by James Brinning with design by Simon Higlett. Book here.

Jon Richardson: The Knitwit
Thurs 20 April 2023
Evening: 8pm
Will the recycling be put out on the right day? Who is going to smooth over the top of the margarine? How many lights are on upstairs when everybody is downstairs? Watch Jon pretend that these aren’t his foremost concerns as he leaves home on his first tour since the last one. Book here.

Dara Ó Briain: So, Where Were We?
Sat 22 April 2023
Evening: 8pm
At the end of his last tour in March 2020, having performed Voice Of Reason 180 times, over 2 years across 20 countries Dara said he was ready for a break… He would now like to apologise for saying that and will never wish for anything like that again. Book here.

Dave Gorman: Powerpoint to the People
Sun 23 April 2023
Evening: 7.30pm.
The man behind Dave TV’s hit show Modern Life Is Goodish as well as Are You Dave Gorman? and Googlewhack Adventure, is back on the road with a brand new live show, Powerpoint To The People Book here.

Frankie Boyle Lap of Shame
Mon 24 April 2023
Evening: 7.30pm.
Frankie Boyle’s on tour. Buy a ticket, because by the time he arrives, the currency will be worthless and you and your neighbours will be part of a struggling militia that could probably use a few laughs. Book here.

The Mousetrap
Tue 25 – Sat 29 April 2023
Evening Tue – Sat: 7.30pm; Matinee Wed, Sat: 2.30pm.
Agatha Christie’s who-dunnit has become 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.

Seven Drunken Nights
Sun 30 April 2023
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 The Dubliners; 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.

May 2023

Six
Tue 2 – Sat 6 May 2023
Tue, Thurs: 8pm; Wed, Fri: 5.30pm & 8.30pm; Sat: 4pm & 8pm.
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.

Strictly Come Dancing The Professionals
Sun 7 May 2023
Evening: 7.30pm.
World-class dance, stunning choreography and glamorous costumes, live and up close from ten of the talented Strictly Professionals: Dianne Buswell; Vito Coppola; Carlos Gu; Karen Hauer; Neil Jones; Nikita Kuzmin;Gorka Marquez; Luba Mushtuk; Jowita Przystal; and Nancy Xu.  Book here.

Strictly Ballroom the Musical
Mon 8 – Sat 13 May 2023
Evening Mon – Sat: 7.30pm; Matinee Wed, Sat: 2.30pm.
Adapted by Baz Luhrmann from his ferociously successful 1992 movie, the touring musical stars Strictly Come Dancing’s Kevin Clifton, with choreography and direction from Britain’s favourite TV Judge, Craig Revel Horwood. Book here.

August 2023

Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny 2.0
Mon 7 Aug 2023
Evening: 8pm
The star of the UK’s most streamed Netflix comedy special of 2021, Carr is promising “brand new material” for his tours of 2022 and 2023, with jokes “about all kinds of terrible things”. You have been warned. Book here .

Daniel Sloss: Can’t
Thurs 10 Aug 2023
Evening: 7.30pm.
The all-new show by Scotland’s own international comedy superstar. Sloss has sold out seven New York off-Broadway seasons, appeared on U.S TV’s ‘Conan’ ten times, broken Edinburgh Festival Fringe box office records and toured in 53 countries (so far…!).  Book here.

Greatest Days
Mon 28 Aug – Sat 2 Sept 2023
Evenings: 7.30pm; Wed, Sat: 2.30pm.
Relight Your Fire with this sensational new production of Take That’s smash hit musical about five boy band obsessed best friends in the 1990s, who reunite over 20 years later to see their heartthrobs one last time.  Book here.

Wicked
Thurs 7 Dec 2023 – Sat 14 Jan 2024
Tue – Sat: 7.30pm; Wed, Thurs, Sat, Sun: 2.30pm.
Based on the acclaimed novel by Gregory Maguire, Wicked imagines a beguiling backstory and future possibilities to the lives of L. Frank Baum’s beloved characters from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and reveals the decisions and events that shape the destinies of two unlikely university friends on their journey to becoming Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West. Book here.

2024
January 2024

Shrek the Musical
Mon 22 – Sat 27 January 2024
Mon – Sat: 7.30pm; Wed, Sat: 2.30pm.
The producers of Hairspray and Priscilla Queen of the Desert have joined forces with directors Sam Holmes and Nick Winston, and designer Phillip Witcomb, to reimagine the classic musical for a new audience. Don’t worry believers: same book, same songs, same story, just a different cover. Book here.

May 2024

Romesh Ranganathan: Hustle
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.

September 2024

Sarah Millican Late Bloomer 
Fri 13 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.

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

ENDS