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Upcoming shows at the Edinburgh Playhouse

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July 2022

Alan Carr: Regional Trinket
Friday 8/Saturday 9 July 2022
Evening: 8pm.
It’s been four years since Alan last went on tour. From the exhilarating high of his star-studded wedding day to the low of lockdown stuck on a farm, a lot has changed since then, including Alan. Nowadays, it’s all about finding happiness and joy in the small things – why be a national treasure when you can be a Regional Trinket?!  Book here.

A Country Night in Nashville
Sun 10 July 2022
Evening: 7.30pm
Recreates the scene of a buzzing Honky Tonk in downtown Nashville. Hits from Johnny Cash to Alan Jackson, Dolly to the Dixie Chicks, Willie Nelson to Kacey Musgraves, are showcased by the amazing vocals of Dominic Halpin, Shelly Quarmby and their fabulous backing band, the Hurricanes. Book here.

Some Guys Have All the Luck – The Rod Stewart Story
Tue 12 July 2022
Evening: 7.30pm.
53 years on from the release of Rod’s debut solo album, An Old Raincoat Won’t Ever Let You Down in 1969, this top tribute act is back with a brand new show bringing to the stage a fantastic live concert celebration staring Paul Metcalfe as Rod. Book here.

Russell Howard: Respite
Wednesday 13 July 2022 
Evening : 8pm.
Hot on the heels of his critically-acclaimed hit Sky One show The Russell Howard Hour, and his global smash Netflix special Recalibrate, Russell is back on stage where he belongs, making sense of a world that’s spinning out of control. It’s time for Respite. Book here.

Mrs Brown’s Boys
Friday 15 – Sunday 17 July 2022
Evenings Fri/Sat: 7pm; Matinees Sat/Sun: 1pm.
The Mrs. Brown’s Boys gang return in 2022 with Mrs Brown D’Live Show…Encore Tour. “It’s the funniest thing I’ve ever written. Even I laugh and I know what’s coming next!” says creator, writer and star Brendan O’Carroll. Book here.

Tue 19 – Sat 23 July 2022
Tue – Sat: 7.30pm; Mats Weds, Sat: 2.30pm. 
City boy Ren thinks life is bad enough when he’s forced to move to a rural backwater in America. But his world comes to a standstill when he arrives at Bomont to find dancing and rock music are banned. Staring Gareth Gates as Willard. Book here.

Girls’ Night  Oot!
Sun 24 July 2022 
Evening: 6pm.
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! Songs include Hot Stuff, Girls Just wanna have fun, I’m Every Woman and many more! 18 plus only. Book here.

The Carpenters Story
Mon 25 July 2022 
Evening: 7.30pm.
A spectacular celebration of the classic songbook that made The Carpenters a legend in the world of popular music. This brand new show for 2022 once again features Claire Furley, with MD Phil Aldridge and The Carpenters Story Orchestra re-creating Richard Carpenter’s original orchestral arrangements. Book here.

Billionaire Boy
Thurs 28 – Sat 30 July 2022
Evenings: 7pm; Mats Thurs 1.30pm; Fri 10.30am; & Sat 2.30pm.
Joe Spud is twelve years old and the richest boy in the country in this adaptation of David Walliams’ hit book. He has his own sports car, two crocodiles as pets and £100,000 a week pocket money – but he doesn’t have a friend. So he leaves his posh school and stars at the local comp… Book here.

August 2022

PAW Patrol Live!
Wed 3 Aug 2022
Three shows: 12 noon, 2.30pm, 5pm.
When Mayor Goodway is nowhere to be found on the day of the Great Adventure Bay Race, the pups come to the rescue. Join Ryder, Chase, Marshall, Rocky, Rubble, Zuma, Skye and Everest, when they take the stage in Edinburgh. Book here.

Forth on the Fringe
Fri 5/Sat 6 Aug 2022
Evenings: 8pm; Sat mat: 1.30pm.
Radio Forth’s one stop shop for a taster session from all the essential acts you need to see at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Book here.

Dr John Cooper Clarke: I Wanna Be Yours
Wed 24 Aug 2022
Evening: 7.30pm.
Poet Laureate of Punk, rock star, fashion icon and The Bard of Salford – Dr John Cooper Clarke is a phenomenon and one of Britain’s most beloved and influential writers and performers. He is joined by “special guests” to celebrate his new autobiography I Wanna Be Yours. Book here.

September 2022

Professor Brian Cox: Horizons
Thurs 1 Sept 2022
Evening: 8pm.
Brian Cox and Robert Ince explore a few questions – Why does the Universe exist? 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? Nothing trivial then. Book here.

Jane McDonald
Fri 2 Sept 2022
Evening: 7.30pm.
See Æ News: McDonald’s Playhouse Return.
The BAFTA award-winning star always delivers a phenomenal show along with her fantastic live band and backing singers. With stunning production and a new line-up of songs her Let the Light In tour promises to be the best one yet. Book here.

The Music of Lord of the Rings and Beyond… 
Sat 3 Sept 2022
Evening: 7.30pm.
Experience epic and inspirational music from Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Game of Thrones and beyond as the worlds of TV, film and fantasy are brought to life by a full symphony orchestra and stunning choir, in this unmissable concert featuring the greatest movie music of all time. Book here.

The Official RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Series Three Tour
Fri 9 Sept 2022
Evening: 8pm.
Drag Royalty is set to sashay across the UK for the Series Three Tour of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK. Acclaimed for their amazing production values, expect the unexpected in this glittering tour which will include Series Three finalists Kitty Scott-Claus, Krystal Versace, Vanity Milan and Ella Vaday. Book here.

The Book of Mormon
Tue 13 Sept – Sat 8 Oct 2022
Mon – Sat: 7.30pm; Mats Fri/Sat: 2.30pm.
Outrageous musical comedy from Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of South Park, and Bobby Lopez, co-writer of Avenue Q and Frozen, which follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of Mormon missionaries well outside their comfort zone. Book here.

Girl from the North Country
Tue 18  – Sat 22 Oct 2022
Tue – Sat: 7.30pm; Mats Weds/Sat: 2.30pm.
Conor McPherson’s uplifting and universal story about family and love using 19 Bob Bob Dylan songs. It’s 1934 in the heartland of America which is in the grip of the Great Depression. A group of wayward souls have crossed paths in a time-weathered guesthouse. Standing at a turning point in their lives, they realize nothing is what it seems. Book here.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Tue 25 – Sat 29 Oct 2022
Evenings: 7.30pm; Mats Weds, Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm.
The brand new London Palladium production of Joseph is touring to Edinburgh with Alexandra Burke confirmed to play the narrator, Jason Donnovan as Pharaoh, and Jac Yarrow reprising his acclaimed turn as Joseph, in which he made is professional stage debut at the Paladium. Book here.

November 2022

Bugsy Malone
Tue 15 – Sun 20 Nov 2022.
Tue – Sat 7pm; Mats Weds, Sat: 2pm; Sun: 1pm only.
The theatre adaptation of Alan Parker’s 1976 movie – which launched the careers of Jodie Foster and Scott Baio – goes on UK tour for the first time with three rotating casts of seven juvenile leads and an 18-strong adult ensemble. A masterclass of musical comedy with one of the most joyously uplifting finales in musical theatre. Book here.

The Commitments
Mon 28 Nov – Sat 3 Dec 2022.
Evenings 7.30pm, Mats Weds, 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.

December 2022

1974: The ABBA Tribute Show
Wed 7 December 2022.
One performance: 7.30pm.
It’s not ABBA – not even their avatars – but it is all their hits, along with some album tracks, wonderful costumes and a few surprises along the way. Live. On Stage. Yes, after 16 years on the road, Bjorn Again are, well, born again. Book here.

Jurassic Live
Thurs 8 December 2022.
Two perks: noon & 5pm.
Featuring mind blowing special effects, a brand new show for 2023, professional puppeteers and the UK’s most realistic dinosaurs this 90 minute full stage production isn’t a show to miss! Jurassic Live really is the greatest dinosaur show on earth! Book here.

The Proclaimers
Fri 9/ Sat 10 Dec 2022.
Evenings 7.30pm.
2022 will see The Proclaimers heading into the recording studio to record their 12th studio album, followed by festival appearances in the summer and a 35-date UK & Ireland tour from October to December. Book here.

My Fair Lady
Wed 14 Dec 2022 – Sat 7 Jan 2023.
Mon – Sat 7.30pm (Not Sats 24 & 31 or Tue 23)
Mats: Mon 2, Tue 27 & 3, Weds 21 & 28, Thurs 15 & 29, Fri 23 & 30, all Sats at 2.30pm.

The Lincoln Center Theater’s critically acclaimed, multi-award-winning and sumptuous production – featuring over 30 members of cast on stage and a full orchestra – is a truly loverly way to celebrate Christmas theatre back in bloom!  Tickets on sale from Fri 27 May, 10am. Book here.

January 2023

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

Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny 2.0
Sun 12 February 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 .

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 .

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.

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.

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 .

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.

May 2023

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 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.

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