Theatre Royal Glasgow Listings

Upcoming shows at Glasgow’s Theatre Royal

Glasgow Theatre Royal
282 Hope Street, Glasgow G2 3QA
Website: www.atgtickets.com/venues/theatre-royal-glasgow/

The Theatre Royal, Glasgow. Pic: ATG

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Cancelled and rescheduled shows

ATG Theatres which runs the Theatre Royal has now reopened the theatre. Full details and FAQs for shows cancelled or rescheduled due to Covid are here: www.atgtickets.com/coronavirus-info.

Covid-19 Status

ATG Theatres has mandated that everyone over 18 attending any of its theatres should be able to either prove that they have been fully vaccinated for Covid-19 or that they have had a recent negative PCR/ LF test to go into the theatre. Further details are here.

Proof of full vaccination can be obtained here on www.nhsinform.scot.

October 2021

Scottish Opera: The Gondoliers
Sat 16 – 23 Oct 2021
Sat 16, Thurs 21 & Sat 23: 7.15pm; Thurs 21 & Sat 23: 2.30pm.
Two happy-go-lucky gondoliers discover that one of them is, in fact, heir to the throne of a distant kingdom in Gilbert and Sullivan’s opera. True to their (adopted) Republican roots, they set off together to rule in idealistic, if somewhat chaotic, style… Book here.
Access performance Fri 22 Oct: 3pm: Book here.

Scottish Opera: Utopia Limited
Wed 20 Oct 2021
Evening: 7.15pm.
Gilbert & Sullivan’s penultimate opera, Utopia, Limited, was written immediately after The Gondoliers. Here, with an updated libretto by director Stuart Maunder and a revised musical version by Scottish Opera’s Head of Music Derek Clark, it is given its Scottish Opera premiere in a concert performance. Book here.

Rhod Gilbert – The Book of John
Mon 15 Nov 2021 Rescheduled to Jan 2022.

Groan Ups
Mon 25 – Sat 30 Oct 2021
Evenings: 7.30pm; Mats Thurs & Sat: 2.30pm.
Following their phenomenal rise to global success with The Play That Goes Wrong, multi award-winning Mischief Theatre return on tour with their brand new comedy all about growing up. Follow an unruly classroom of six year-olds on their journey through anarchic high school teenagers to the challenges of adulthood. Book here.

Pathway to Paris
Sun 31 October 2021
Evening: 7.30pm.
A special concert starring Patti Smith that aims to highlight the importance of the Paris Agreement. Bringing together leading musicians, artists, thinkers, and policymakers, this concert will serve as a call to action, urging the international community to ramp up ambition towards a climate safe future for all and feature a performance of Crisis of the Lost.  Book here.

November 2021

Priscilla Queen Of The Desert The Musical
Mon 1 – Sat 6 November 2021
Mon – Sat: 7.30pm; Weds, Sat: 2.30pm.
Based on the Oscar-winning film, Priscilla is the hilarious adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus bound for the Outback to put on the show of a lifetime. Their epic journey is a heart-warming story of self-discovery, sassiness and acceptance. Book here.

Les Misérables
Wed 24 Nov – Sat 18 Dec 2021
Mon – Sat: 7.30pm; Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm.
This brilliant new staging has taken the world by storm and has been hailed ‘Les Mis for the 21st Century’, with scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo. Book here.

2022
January 2022

The Nutcracker
Wed 5 – Sat 15 Jan 2022
Wed – Sat: 7.30pm; Mats Thurs – Sun: 2.30pm.
Costumes plucked from the most gorgeous chocolate box; Tchaikovsky’s score to transport you to a land of dreams; and a story lifted straight from the pages of a classic fairy tale. Scottish Ballet with founder Peter Darrell’s sumptuous choreography. Book here.

No Such Thing As A Fish
Sun 16 Jan  2022
Evening: 8pm.
The UK’s top podcast is back on the road, with its first tour since 2019! Every show will feature a live recording of a podcast episode plus a first half stuffed to the gills with facts, comedy, and two years’ worth of pent-up nerdery that wouldn’t have worked over Zoom. Book here.

Rhod Gilbert – The Book of John
Sun 23 Jan  2022
Evening: 7.30pm.
It has been a while, but the multi-award winning Welsh comedian is back, with a brand new live show. In a six-year break from stand-up, a lot has happened to Rhod. Almost all of it s**t. And just when he thought he’d hit rock bottom, he met a bloke… called John. Book here.

Looking Good Dead
Mon 25 – Sat 29 Jan 2022
Evenings: 7.30pm; Mats Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm.
No good deed goes unpunished…hours after picking up a USB memory stick, left behind on a train seat, to try to return it to its owner, Tom Bryce inadvertently becomes a witness to a vicious murder. Reporting the crime to the police has disastrous consequences, placing him and his family in grave danger… Book here.

Nina Conti – The Dating Show
Sun 30 Jan 2022
Evening: 7.30pm.
The quick-thinking queen of ventriloquism brings you her pioneering new dating show. She’ll be like Cilla Black with masks. Derailed. Not so much a Blind Date as a re-voiced one. There’s no promise that true love will be found, but a firm guarantee that big laughs will be had.  Book here.

March 2022

The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe
Tue 1 – Sat 5 Mar 2022
Evenings: 7.30; Wed, Sat Mat: 2.30pm.
Step through the wardrobe this winter into the magical kingdom of Narnia for the most mystical of adventures in a faraway land. Join Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter as they wave goodbye to wartime Britain and say hello to a talking Faun, an unforgettable Lion and the coldest, cruellest White Witch. Book here.

School of Rock
Mon 7 – Sat 12 March 2022
Evenings: 7.30, Weds, Sat mat: 2.30pm.
Wannabe rock star Dewey Finn poses as a substitute music teacher at an elite prep school, exposing his students to the rock gods he idolises, transforming them into a mind‐blowing rock band. Book here.

The Da Vinci Code
Mon 28 Mar – Sat 2 April 2022
Evenings: 7.30. Mats Weds, Sat: 2.30pm.
The curator of the Louvre has been brutally murdered, and alongside his body are a series of baffling codes. Follow the pulse-racing journey leading to the works of Leonardo Da Vinci and beyond, deep into the vault of history. Book here.

The Scandal at Mayerling
Wed 13 – Sat 16 April 2022
Evenings: 7.30, Sat Mat: 2.30pm.
Scottish Ballet, re-imagine MacMillan’s iconic ballet. The year is 1889 and, in the woods outside Vienna, the Empire must hide a terrible secret. At the royal Mayerling hunting lodge, Crown Prince Rudolf is found shot dead alongside his teenage mistress. Booking coming soon.

Fatal Attraction
Mon 18 – Sat 23 April 2022 
Evenings: 7.30pm; Mats Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm.
Based on the 1987 movie, an erotic psychologicsl thriller, James Dearden’s new stage play is a tale of seduction and suspense that asks the question: what happens when desire becomes deadly? Promises sensational, edge of the seat entertainment. Book here.

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
Tue 26 – Sat 30 April 2022
Tue – Sat: 7.30pm; Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm.
Jamie New is sixteen and lives on a council estate in Sheffield. Jamie doesn’t quite fit in. Jamie is terrified about the future. Jamie is going to be a sensation. Supported by his brilliant loving mum and surrounded by his friends, Jamie overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies and steps out of the darkness, into the spotlight. Book here.

Menopause The Musical 2
Sat 28 May 2022.
Evening: 7.30pm.
Cruising Through Menopause, the hysterical sequel to the smash-hit show Menopause The Musical, fast forwards five years to catch up with the same four ladies as they set off on the high seas for tales of their lives, loves and losses. A trip of self-discovery, love and friendship all backed by a soundtrack of toe-tapping parodied hits. Book here.

Barry Steele & Friends – The Roy Orbison Story
Sun 29 May 2022
Evening: 7.30pm.
The one and only Barry Steele takes on the role of ‘The Big O,’ in The Roy Orbison Story. He comes with great credentials and a genuine admiration for the Roy Orbison. Following his West End Debut at The Adelphi Theatre, Barry is set to put the rock back into ‘Roy Orbison’ as he takes to the stage to commemorate this legend in ‘The Roy Orbison Story’ In Concert.. Book here.

June 2022

Gangsta Granny
Wed 1  – Sat 4 June 2022
Evenings Wed – Sat: 7pm; Matinees Thu/Fri 1.30pm; Sat 11am, 3pm.
It’s Friday night and Ben knows that means one thing – staying with Granny. There will be cabbage soup, cabbage pie, cabbage cake and it’s going to be sooooooooo boring! But what Ben doesn’t know is that Granny has a secret – and Friday nights are about to get more exciting than he could ever imagine. Book here.

Horse
Sun 5 June 2022 
Evening: 7pm.
A glorious, celebratory concert performing the classic album The Same Sky in its entirety with band and strings. A set choc-full of the classic songs including the beautiful and timeless Careful, which will inevitably conjure up treasured times from over the years for the entire audience..  Book here.

Bowie Experience
Sunday 12 June 2022
Evening: 7.30pm.
Bowie Experience is a spectacular concert featuring all of David Bowie’s hits – celebrating the music of the world’s greatest pop icon. An unforgettable journey of sound and vision through David Bowie’s golden years from Space Oddity through to Let’s Dance. Book here.

Six
Tue 14 – Sun 19 June 2022
Tue-Thur: 8pm; Fri: 6pm, 8pm; Sat: 4pm, 8pm: Sun: 2pm.
See review: ★★★★☆ Royally good
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.

Sandi Toksvig Live! Next Slide Please…
Sun 26 June 2022
Evening: 7.30pm..
Following the sell-out 2019 tour of National Trevor, the comedian, broadcaster, writer, campaigner and all-round good egg, returns with her brand-new show. In an evening of warmth, love and laughter, Sandi will explore reasons to be cheerful after many long months of Coronacoaster gloom. Book here.

July 2022

Anton & Giovani – Him & Me
Sunday 3 July 2022
Matinee: 3pm
Strictly Come Dancing professionals Anton Du Beke and Giovanni Pernice join forces in 2021 for their first ever tour together. The Ballroom King and the two-time Guinness World Record holder will be joined by a world class cast of dancers and singers.  Book here.

Cluedo
Mon 4 – Sat 9 July 2021 
Mon – Sat 7.30pm; Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm.
Based on the classic detective board game loved by generations and the hit 1985 film Clue. Hilarious spoof thriller with Miss Scarlett, Colonel Mustard and all, directed by Mark Bell (Play that Goes Wrong), promising “a nostalgic, fun and thrilling evening of entertainment”.  Book here.

An Evening With David Sedaris
Sunday 17 July 2021 
Evening: 7.30pm.
With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. He is the master of satire and one of today’s most observant writers addressing the human condition.  Book here.

December 2022

The Commitments
Mon 5- Sat 10 Dec 2022
Mon – Sat 7.30pm; Thurs, 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.

2023
June 2023

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.

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