Playhouse Listings

Upcoming shows at the Edinburgh Playhouse

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June 2024

Six
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.

Grease
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.

Here You Come Again
Tue 23 – Sat 27 July 2024
Evenings: 7.30pm; Mats: Wed, Sat: 2.30pm.
For the first time ever, all of Dolly Parton’s biggest hits can be experienced together in a rollicking and joyous new musical comedy. Packed with the iconic songs this lively and touching new musical tells the story of a diehard fan whose fantasy version of international icon Dolly Parton gets him through trying times. 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.

Jimmy Carr: Laughs Funny 
Thurs 8 – Sat 10 Aug 2024
Thurs: 7pm; Fri/Sat: 7pm & 9.30pm.
If you like fast-paced, edgy one-liners then get ready to be happy. Jimmy Carr is going back on tour with a brand-new show that will be 90 minutes of solid jokes. No interval. Book here.

No Such Thing as a Fish  (Thundernerds)
Wed 14 Aug 2024
Evening: 7.30pm.
In 2014 Dan, James, Anna and Andy gathered around their microphones in QI’s office and made Episode 1 of No Such Thing As A Fish. 500 episodes and half-a-billion downloads later, they are celebrating 10 years of podcasting. Book here.

Adam Kay – Undoctored 
Sat 17 Aug 2024
Evening: 7.30pm.
Adam Kay is a BAFTA-winning, multi-million-selling former doctor. Undoctored follows on from This is Going to Hurt, leaving audiences laughing and crying with Adam’s unique tales of life on and off the wards. 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.

Troy Hawke: The Greeters Guild 
Fri 23 Aug 2024
Evening: 7.30pm.
Everyone’s favourite 1930’s throwback greetings and compliments aficionado returns to theatres nationwide with a brand new show which examines his unlikely genesis and explores exactly why a well-dressed man simply being nice to people has caused such a kerfuffle. 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

Hairspray
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.

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.

2025

Romeo and Juliet (Varna International Ballet)
Thurs 16 Jan 2025
Evening: 7.30pm.
Shakespeare’s tale of primal passion and timeless tragedy is brought to life by Prokofiev’s soaring score, set in bustling Renaissance Verona and with an emotionally charged choreography that befits the world’s greatest love story. Book here.

Swan Lake (Varna International Ballet)
Fri 18 Jan 2025
Evening: 7.30pm.
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. From Odile, the temptress in black tulle as she seduces the Prince by spinning with captivating precision; to the spellbound purity of the swan queen, Odette as she flutters with emotional intensity, the dual role of Odette/Odile is one of ballet’s most unmissable technical challenges. Book here.

The Nutcracker (Varna International Ballet)
Sat 18 Jan 2025
Two shows: 2.30pm & 7.30pm.
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. When midnight strikes, we are swept away to a fairy-tale world where nothing is quite as it seems, toy dolls spring to life, the Mouse-king and his mouse-army battle with the Nutcracker Prince and we travel through the Land of Snow to an enchanted place where the magic really begins… Book here.

The Rocky Horror Show
Mon 20 – Sat 25 January 2025
Mon – Thu: 8pm; Fri/Sat: 5.30pm & 8.30pm.
Australian superstar Jason Donovan comes to Edinburgh in Richard O’Brien’s legendary rock ‘n’ roll musical as part of a new world tour. The legendary performer reprises his iconic role as the captivating Frank-n-Furter across the UK, following a sold out Australian Tour in 2024: Book here.

Chicago
Tue 4 – Sat 8 Feb 2025
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinee Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm.
See news story: Chicago razzles back.
Murder, greed, corruption, exploitation, adultery, treachery… and All That Jazz are back with the revival which opened in 1996 and has been running ever since. 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 .

A Country Night in Nashville
Fri 14 Feb 2025
Evening: 7.30pm.
Direct from The Royal Albert Hall, A Country Night In Nashville recreates the scene of a buzzing honky tonk in downtown Nashville, perfectly capturing the energy and atmosphere of an evening in the home of country music.  Book here.

Rhod Gilbert & The Giant Grapefruit
Sat 15 Feb 2025.
Evening: 7.30pm.

Multi-award-winning comedian Rhod Gilbert is bouncing back with a brand new live show. Previously, Rhod was dealing with some pretty pungent life citrus, and an idiot called John. Little did he know that things were about to turn even more sour. But Rhod’s not bitter; he’s bouncing back and feeling remarkably zesty.  Book here.

Kinky Boots the Musical
Tue 18 – Sat 22 Feb 2025
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinee Weds*, Thurs*, Sat: 2.30pm.
See news story: Jojo gets Kinky at Playhouse.
Brand-new Curve production starring Strictly’s Johannes Radebe (*not Weds, Thurs mats) and rising star Dan Partridge. After inheriting his family’s failing shoe factory, life is challenging for Charlie Price –  until he meets Lola, a drag queen with plenty of sparkle but unsteady heels. Book here.

Showaddywaddy
Sun 23 Feb 2025
Evening: 7.30pm.
‘The Greatest Rock & Roll Band In The World’ is a bold statement but Showaddywaddy has lived up to that title. Formed in the 1970s in Leicester from several local bands, they have sold more than 20 million records and have toured to all corners of the world. 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.

Greg Davies: Full Fat Legend
Wed 12 – Fri 14 Mar 2025
Evening: 7.30pm.
Taskmaster’s Task Master is heading out on tour for the first time in seven years with his biggest show yet. Sparkly new for 2025 and full-on stand-up, Greg Davies is: Full Fat Legend. 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.

Dr Rangan Chatterjee: The Thrive Tour
Sat 29 Mar 2025
Evening: 7.30pm.
Join Dr Rangan Chatterjee, host of Europe’s biggest health podcast Feel Better, Live More, author of 5 Sunday Times Bestselling Books and star of BBC One’s Doctor In The House for two hours that will transform the way you feel about your own life. Book here.

Mouline Rouge! The Musical
Fri 25 April – Sat 14 June 2025
Times to be confirmed.
Moulin Rouge! The Musical begins its World Tour at Edinburgh Playhouse from April 2025. Baz Luhrmann’s revolutionary film comes to life onstage with a world of splendour, of eye-popping excess, of glitz, grandeur and glory! A world where Bohemians and aristocrats rub elbows and revel in electrifying enchantment. Ticket on-sales date to be announced.

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.

The Night Sky Show
Sat 28 June 2025
Evening: 7.30pm.
Bringing his successful sell out and highly praised show on a UK tour, Astronomer and author Adrian West (aka @VirtualAstro) presents a glorious visual and thought-provoking experience for everyone that looks up and wonders. Book here.

October 2025

Riverdance 30 – The New Generation
Thurs 9 – Sat 11 Oct 2025
Fri/Sat: 7.30pm; Sat mat: 2.30pm.
Since Riverdance first emerged onto the world stage, its fusion of Irish and international dance and music has captured the hearts of millions worldwide. This spectacular production rejuvenates the much-loved original show with new innovative choreography and costumes and state of the art lighting, projection and motion graphics. Book here.

Six
Tue 22 – Sat 25 Oct 2025.
Evenings: 8pm; Weds, Fri: 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.

November 2025

TINA – The Tina Turner Musical
Tue 11 – Sat 22 Nov 2025
Mon – Sat: 7.30pm; Thur, Sat mats: 2.30pm.
From humble beginnings in Nutbush, Tennessee, to her triumphant transformation into a multi award-winning global superstar, Tina Turner didn’t just break the rules, she rewrote them. Set to the pulse-pounding soundtrack of her iconic hits, discover the heart and soul behind the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Book here.

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

ENDS