Theatre Royal Glasgow Listings

Upcoming shows at Glasgow’s Theatre Royal

Glasgow Theatre Royal
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January 2023

Scottish Ballet – The Snow Queen
Wed 14 Dec 2022 – Sun 8 Jan 2023
Tue 20, Wed – Sun (not 24, 31): 7.30pm,  Thurs – Sat, Sun 18: 2.30pm.
Æ review: ★★★★☆ Beautifully wintry.
Scottish Ballet’s spectacular production of The Snow Queen returns. Hans Christian Andersen’s tale – set to the music of Rimsky-Korsakov, choreographed by Christopher Hampson and designed by Lez Brotherston – travels from the bustle of a winter’s market to the shivers of a fairy tale forest and the icy fragments of an enchanted mirror in the Snow Queen’s castle. Book here.

Bert Kreischer
Sat 21 Jan 2023.
Evening: 7pm.

Following a critically acclaimed UK run in 2019 and a hugely successful tour in America this year, award-winning and revolutionary American comedian, actor and writer, Bert Kreischer, returns to the UK with his high energy, stand-up comedy show Tops Off World Tour!.  Sold out.

Mind Mangler
Tue 24 Jan 2023
Evenings: 7.30pm.
From the original cast of the multi award-winning sold-out smash hit The Play That Goes Wrong and the BBC TV series The Goes Wrong Show, Henry Lewis and Jonathan Sayer star in this hilarious new comedy by Mischief. Book here.

An Evening with Phil Rosenthal from Somebody Feed Phil
Thurs 26 Jan 2023
Evening: 7.30pm.
Creator, writer and producer of Everybody Loves Raymond, and Netflix food and travel lover Phil Rosenthal will be talking about his travels, the food along the way, the new Somebody Feed Phil – The Book and not to mention – a special guest.  Book here.

Celtic Connections – Song Circle
Fri 27 Jan 2023
Evenings: 7.30pm.
Join Celtic Connections for an evening celebrating some of the most talented songwriters in the world right now. With Mary Chapin Carpenter, Julie Fowlis and Robert Vincent. Book here.

Blazin’ Fiddles
Sat 28 Jan 2023
Evenings: 7.30pm.
Formed in 1998 as a riposte to the notion that fiddling was in the doldrums, Blazin’ Records carried on trailblazing, releasing numerous albums on their own label and delighting audiences worldwide with electrifying live shows. Book here.

February 2023

The Lavender Hill Mob
Mon 30 Jan – Sat 4 Feb 2023.
Evenings: 7.30pm; Mats Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm.

The men who broke the bank and lost the cargo are back in Phil Porter’s world premiere adaptation of the classic Ealing Comedy. Now, staring Miles Jupp and Justin Edwards in the 24 carat comedy caper.  Book here.

Prue Leith – Nothing in Moderation
Sun 5 Feb 2023.
Evening: 7.30pm.

In her first ever live show, Prue will take audiences through the ups and downs of being a successful restaurateur, novelist, businesswoman and Great British Bake Off judge – feeding the rich and famous, cooking for Royalty and even poisoning her clients.  Book here.

Babes in the Wood (PwC)
Tue 14 – Sat 18 Feb 2023.
Evenings: 7.30pm; Sat mat: 2.30pm.

Come and find Merlin, Robin Hood, Maid Marian and the Merry People in Medieval Camelot for an exciting tale of greed, kidnapping, jousting, and heroism! Our story tells the tale of two children and their guardian, Baron Wasteland, who learns of their inheritance and plots to steal it for himself to secure his own position as ruler of the land.  Book here.

Home, I’m Darling
Tue 14 – Sat 18 Feb 2023.
Evenings: 7.30pm; Sat mat: 2.30pm.

Every couple needs a little fantasy to keep their marriage sparkling. But behind the gingham curtains, things start to unravel and being a domestic goddess is not as easy as it seems in Laura Wade’s Olivier Award-winning comedy.  Book here.

Movies to Musicals 9th Annual Show
Sun 19 Feb 2023.
Evening: 7.30pm.

Produced by Glasgow Philharmonia, the charity that embraces the talents of local aspiring artists, presents an all-singing, all-dancing theatrical show featuring your favourite musicals and movie soundtracks, performed by a live band alongside a kids cast (as seen on BGT) and guest artists from London’s West End.  Book here.

March 2023

Scottish Opera: Il trittico
Sat 11, Wed 15, Sat 18 March 2023.
Sat, Weds: 6pm.

World-renowned director Sir David McVicar returns to Scottish Opera with Puccini’s epic triptych – Il tabarro, Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchia – in a first both for him and the Company. Book here.

Go Dance
Tue 21 – Fri 24 March 2023.
Evenings: 7.30pm.

A unique collaborative event that brings together dancers of all ages and dance styles to celebrate inspiring new work from across the dance community. With a different programme each night by college, school and community groups as well as emerging young choreographers, this dynamic festival is a must-see event in the dance calendar.  Book here.

The Serial Killer Next Door with Emma Kenny
Sat 25 March 2023.
Evening: 8pm.

Emma Kenny looks at what ingredients of possibility lead to body counts by killers like Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy, Jeffrey Dahmer and John Paul Knowles. What creates a serial killer – and could anything have prevented their potential being activated, or were they simply born to kill?  Book here.

Luther – Luther Vandross Celebration
Sun 26 March 2023.
Evening: 7.30pm.

The world’s premier show in celebration of ‘The Velvet Voice’. Experience all the hits from his amazing career, culminating over 40 million album sales and eight Grammy awards including many of the greatest dance anthems and love songs ever written. Book here.

Wish You Were Dead
Tue 28 March – Sat 1 April2023.
Evenings: 7.30pm; Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm.

When Detective Superintendent Roy Grace and Cleo Morey take their first holiday together, Cleo hopes that she will finally get Grace to herself for a few days and away from his crime solving exploits. But their dream escape turns out to be the holiday from hell, as the past comes back to haunt them. Book here.

April 2023

Wed 5 – Sata 8 April 2023.
Evenings: 7.30pm; Sat mat: 2.30pm.
19-year-old Davie has never left home, never been kissed and never fired a gun. Armed with nothing but a hand-drawn map, he heads off on an adventure like no other – quickly realising that he has a lot of catching up to do… Riotous re-telling of Robert Louis Stevenson’s adventure novella, jam-packed with 20th century pop music and 18th century romance.  Book here.

Scottish Ballet’s A Streetcar Named Desire
Thurs 13 – Sat 15 April 2023 
Evenings: 7.30pm.
Scottish Ballet’s hugely popular, award-winning production returns to Scotland for the first time since 2015. This astonishing take on Tennessee Williams’ masterpiece is narrative ballet at its very best, with stunning dance, devastating drama, pitch-perfect period design and a sizzling score used to tell the iconic story. Book here.

An Evening with Fran Lebowitz
Sun 16 April 2023.
Evening: 7.30pm.

In a cultural landscape filled with endless pundits and talking heads, Lebowitz stands out as one of our most insightful social commentators. An American original and purveyor of urban cool, the cultural satirist and author is pointed, forthright, unapologetically opinionated, and known for her hilariously dry social commentary on American life. Book here.

The Beekeeper of Aleppo
Tue 25 – Sat 29 Apr 2023
Evenings: 7.30pm; Thurs & Sat: 2.30pm.
Moving, powerful, compassionate and beautifully written, an intimate look at the lives of one couple, Afra, a woman and artist blinded by an explosion, and her beekeeper husband Nuri as they escape Syria for, eventually, the UK. Book here.

May 2023

Walk Right Back – The Everly Brothers Story
Mon 1 May 2023.
Evening: 7.30pmpm.
Featuring hits such as Bye Bye Love, All I Have To Do Is Dream and Cathy’s Clown, this unique concert-based musical entwines the wonderful, sad yet glorious, story of The Everly Brothers around those trademark “harmonies from heaven”.  Book here.

Scottish Opera: Carmen
Fri 12, Sun 14, Tue 16, Thu 18 & Sat 20 May 2023.
Tue, Thu, Fri & Sat: 7.15pm; Sun
: 3pm.
Georges Bizet’s classic opera of jealousy, lust, and life outside the dictates of society gets a boldly updated new production, translated and performed in English, to conclude Scottish Opera’s 60th Season. Book here.

An Inspector Calls
Tue 23 – Sat 27 May 2023.
Evenings: 7.30; Matinees Weds, Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm.

Stephen Daldry’s multi award-winning National Theatre production of JB Priestley’s classic thriller returns. Written at the end of the Second World War and set before the First, An Inspector Calls is a compelling and haunting thriller. Book here.

Union J – The Reunion Tour
Sun 28 May 2023
Evening: 8pm.
Ten years since the release of their first single, boyband Union J are set to perform five special shows in 2023. The Reunion Tour follows a sold-out date at the world-famous London Palladium earlier this year.  Book here.

Steel Magnolias
Tue 30 May- Sat 4 Jun 2023.
Evenings: 7.30pm; Mats Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm.

Six women come together in a small town beauty salon in the American South and prove that female friendship conquers all. Faced with the highs and lows of love and life, and amongst the chaos of work, marriage and children, they unite to gossip, unwind and set the world to rig.  Book here.

June 2023

Menopause The Musical 2
Sun 4 June 2023.
Evening: 7.30pm.
Hot flushes, mood swings, memory lapses and weight gain Cruising Through Menopause is a truly funny, heartfelt and reassuring look at the “joys” of menopause. When your life is a bumpy ride full of twists and turns, it’s hard to find and keep true friends. But step on board and we’ll take you on a trip of self-discovery, love and friendship all backed by a soundtrack of hysterical parodied hits!  Book here.

Strictly Ballroom The Musical
Mon 5 – Sat 10 June 2023.
Evenings: 7.30; Matinees Weds, Sat: 2.30pm.

Directed by dancer, choreographer, theatre director Strictly judge and occasional drag artiste: Craig Revel Horwood, Baz Luhrmanns’s musical adaptation of his 1992 movie features over 20 world class performers. Book here.

Carrie Hope Fletcher: An Open Book
Sun 11 June 2023 
Evening: 7.30pm.
Actress, author, vlogger and award-winning West End sensation Carrie Hope Fletcher is heading out on her first ever UK tour. Performing songs from her career, expect fan favourites including hits from Heathers, Les Miserables, The Addams Family and many more interspersed with chat about Carrie’s life and career. Book here from 10am, Fri 4 November.

July 2023

Calling Planet Earth
Sun 2 Jul 2023
Evenings: 7.30pm.
A New Romantic Symphony that goes on a journey through  the electrifying 80’s. Performed by a live band with awesome symphonic arrangements combined with stunning vocals and cast this is the must see show that simply defines a decade. Book here.

Russell Howard
Thurs 6 – Fri 7 Jul 2023
Evenings: 7.30pm.
As we reel from one global crisis to the next, join Russell, ‘the uplifting Comedy King’, as he puts the world to rights in his own uniquely hilarious way. Book here.

42nd Street
Mon 21 – Sat 26 Aug 2023.
Evenings: 7.30pm; Sat mat: 2.30pm.

It’s big… it’s bright… it’s a brand-spanking new production of the original showbiz musical, 42nd Street! Jonathan Church (Singin’ In The Rain, The Drifters Girl) directs the iconic song-and-dance spectacular featuring a hit parade of toe-tapping songs.  Book here.

September 2023

Tue 29 Aug – Sun 3 Sept 2023
Tue-Thur: 8pm; Fri: 6pm & 8pm; Sat: 4pm & 8pm: Sun: 2pm.
See review: ★★★★☆ Spitting rhymes
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.  Book here.

Tim vine – Breeeep!
Wed 6 Sept 2023
Evenings: 7.30pm.
Come and enjoy a mountain of nonsense, daft one-liners, joyful songs, wobbly props and ridiculous humour. (Plus utter drivel.) Witness the stupidity. Then leave. Switched on the Christmas lights in Cheam two years on the run. All tickets non-repundable. Book here.

Tom Allen: Completely.
Fri 8 Sept 2023.
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.

Dracula: Mina’s Reckoning
Wed 13 – Sat 16 Sept 2023.
Evenings: 7.30pm; Sat mat: 2.30pm.

Under the buzzing lights of a psychiatric hospital in Aberdeenshire in 1897, Mina Murray recounts her encounters with the most terrifying of beasts: Dracula. A throng of patients listen with bated breath as they are transported to a world where immortality and ultimate power is possible, even for women – but with terrible consequences…  Book here.

Ross Noble – Jibber Jabber Jamboree
Sun 26 Nov 2023.
Evening: 8pm.
Jibber Jabber Jamboree marks Ross Noble’s 21st solo stand-up tour. To celebrate this milestone, he invites you to join him for an evening of the sort of inspired nonsense that has cemented his place as the supreme master of stream of conscious freewheeling stand up.  Book here.

Scottish Ballet – Cinders
Sat 9 – Sun 31 Dec 2023.
Wed – Sat: 7.30pm; Thurs, Sat, Sun mat: 2.30pm.
Scottish Ballet’s festive favourite returns for the winter season with a new name, glittering new designs, including a stunning art-nouveau-inspired set, and a charming twist to the tale.  Book here.

Life of Pi
Mon 17 – Sat 22 Jun 2024
Mon – Sat: 7.30pm; Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm.
The acclaimed and hugely popular adaptation of an epic journey of endurance and hope, winner of every award going. Jaw-dropping visuals, magic and world-class puppetry, combine in a unique theatrical event.  Book here.