Theatre Royal Glasgow Listings

Upcoming shows at Glasgow’s Theatre Royal

Glasgow Theatre Royal
282 Hope Street, Glasgow G2 3QA

The Theatre Royal, Glasgow. Pic: ATG

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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.

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.

Tue 14 – Sun 19 June 2022
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.

Oi Frog and Friends!
Fri 17 – Sun 19 June 2022
Fri: 10.30am and 1.30pm; Sat: 10am and 12 noon;  Sun: 10am.
Based on the bestselling series of picture books by Kes Gray and Jim Field. It’s a new day at Sittingbottom school and FROG is looking for a place to sit, but CAT has other ideas and DOG is doing as he’s told. Little do any of them know that chaos is coming…  Book here.

Scottish Opera: Don Giovani
Thurs 23 – Sat 25 June 2022
Evenings Thurs, Sat: 7.15pm.
Mozart’s masterpiece is one of the world’s most performed operas for good reason. Sir Thomas Allen – whose 2019 revival of The Magic Flute was a sell-out success – returns to direct his stunning production. 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.

Catch Me If You Can
Mon 27 June – Sat 2 July 2022
Mon – Sat: 7.30pm; Weds, Sat mats: 2.30pm.
Patrick Duffy, Linda Purl and Gray O’ Brien head the cast in this new production of the classic Broadway thriller. Inspector Levine is called to a house in the remote Catskill mountains to investigate the disappearance of newly married Elizabeth Corban… Book here from 10am, Wed 23 Feb.

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.

Mon 4 – Sat 9 July 2022 
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 2022 
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.

Pantomonium !
Fri 22/Sat 23 July 2022 
Fri: 7pm; Sat: 3pm.
There’s panic in Pantoland! Everything is going missing and no-one is able to live happily ever after. Until an unsuspecting Glasgow granny, along with her grandkids, is drafted in to fix this fairytale fiasco… This mammoth musical show is packed with musical hits, side-splitting comedy and features a cast of Glasgow’s bright, young talent.  Book here.

Dinosaur World Live
Thurs 25 – Sat 27 Aug 2022 
Thurs: 4.30pm; Fri: 1.30pm & 4.30pm; Sat: 11am & 2pm..
Grab your compass and join our intrepid explorer across uncharted territories to discover a pre-historic world of astonishing (and remarkably life-like) dinosaurs. Meet a host of impressive creatures, including every child’s favourite flesh-eating giant, the Tyrannosaurus Rex, a Triceratops, Giraffatitan, Microraptor and Segnosaurus!  Book here.

Wed 31 Aug – Sat 3 Sept 2022 
Evenings: 7.30pm; Sat mat: 2.30pm.
Alan Cumming and Steven Hoggett create a rand-new piece of solo dance theatre which challenges the ‘biscuit tin’ image of Scotland’s National Bard and goes beyond the poetry to focus on the man himself – his poverty, his personal tragedy, his struggles with mental health and his spectacular success.  Book here.

No Such Thing As A Fish
Sun 4 Sept 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.

Bugsy Malone
Tue 6  – Sun 11 Sept 2022
Tue – Sat: 7pm; Mats Thurs, Sat, Sun: 2.30pm.
Prohibition era, New York. A city full of mobsters, showgirls and dreamers. Rival gangster bosses Fat Sam and Dandy Dan are at loggerheads. The custard pies are flying and Dandy Dan’s gang has gotten the upper hand since obtaining the new-fangled “splurge” gun. Now, Fat Sam and his bumbling buffoons are in real trouble.. Book here.

Girl from the North Country
Tue 13  – Sat 17 Sept 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.

Scottish Ballet: Coppelia
Thurs 22 – Sat 24 Sept 2022
Evenings: 7.30pm, Sat: 2.30pm.
The search for reality in an artificial world, reinvented for the digital age
What happens when you fall in love with a machine? How can we compete with the perfection of the unreal? What if the technology we create, and obsess over, takes on a life of its own?  Book here.

Justin Live – The BIG Tour
Sun 25 Sept 2022
Two shows: 11am & 2.30pm.
BCBeebies superstar and children’s favourite Justin Fletcher live on stage in an all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza, packed full of well-known songs, lot’s of dancing, hilarious comedy and plenty of slapstick fun.  Book here.

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Tue 27 Sep – Sat 1 Oct 2022
Tue – Sat 7.30pm; Weds, Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm.
Based on the Sunday Times bestseller which inspired one of this century’s most treasured films, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel takes us on a journey to India with an eclectic group of British retirees as they embark on a new life. The luxury residence is far from the opulence they were promised, but as their lives begin to intertwine and they embrace the vibrancy of modern-day India, they are charmed in unexpected and life-changing ways.  Book here.

October 2022

Joanne McNally: Prosecco Express
Sun 2 October 2022 
Evening: 8pm.
Joanne revisits her irreverent and critically acclaimed show The Prosecco Express. Due to a relentless ageing process, she is suddenly in her late thirties with no husband, no kids, no pension and no plan. She is full of questions and is on a mission to solve absolutely nothing.  Book here.

South Pacific
Tue 4 – Sat 8 October 2022 
Tue – Sat 7.30pm; Weds, Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm.
Chichester Festival Theatre’s critically acclaimed, landmark production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s powerful love story with a cast of over thirty and a full orchestra. Set on a South Pacific island during World War ll it features songs such as Some Enchanted Evening, I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair and Bali Ha’i.  Book here.Joanne McNally: Prosecco Express

James IV – Queen of the Fight
Tue 11 – Sat 15 October 2022 
Tue – Sat 7.30pm; Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm.
Employing the same wit and theatricality of the first three James Plays, acclaimed playwright Rona Munro takes you back to a thrilling and uncharted period of Scottish history. Scotland, 1504, the dazzling, dangerous world of the Scottish Court of James IV. It’s a world where war is never far away, words of love and promises of peace are not what they seem and where poets might turn out to be more dangerous than any assassin.  Book here.

Scottish Opera – Ainadamar
Sat 29 Oct, Wed 2, Sat 5 Nov 2022 
Weds, Sats: 7.15pm.
Argentinian composer Osvaldo Golijov creates a vibrant, poetic sound world combining opera with flamenco dance and song as he brilliantly reimagines and explores the life and works of Federico García Lorca – playwright and poet. Book here.

The Book of Mormon
Wed 9 – Sat 26 November 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.

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.

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.
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.

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.

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.

April 2023

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.

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.

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.

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.