King's Theatre

Edinburgh

http://www.edtheatres.com/kings
20 - 21 August 2022
An Untitled Love
Eclectic, irreverent, and delicious dance from Kyle Abraham and A.I.M
Reviewed here

13 - 17 August 2022
ROOM
Outstanding sensory triumph exploring the mind of the auteur
Reviewed here

4 - 10 August 2022
Burn
Rollercoaster rendition of Burns' life that never quite catches fire
Reviewed here

25 - 28 May 2022
Wuthering Heights
Brooding, boisterous production retells Brontë's novel with a powerful, pertinent message
Reviewed here

10 - 14 May 2022
Cluedo
A board game adaptation perhaps best left unplayed
Reviewed here

12 - 16 April 2022
Orphans
A boisterous and brilliant brand new show from NTS
Reviewed here

29 January 2022
Round the Horne
A superb tribute to the golden age of satirical comedy
Reviewed here

17 - 20 November 2021
Death Drop
Drag takes centre stage at King's Theatre, delivering camp and chaotic comedy
Reviewed here

20 - 23 October 2021
The Enemy
A thrilling reimagining of an Ibsen classic
Reviewed here

3 - 7 March 2020
Anything Goes
Southern Light's production of Cole Porter's classic musical is delightful, delicious and de-lovely
Reviewed here

28 October - 2 November 2019
Prism
The poignant tale of Jack Cardiff is brought to life through Robert Lindsay‘s magnetic performance
Reviewed here

21 - 26 October 2019
Frankenstein
Rona Munro's adaptation of Mary Shelley's classic tale packs a powerful and terrifying punch
Reviewed here

8 - 12 October 2019
An Inspector Calls
Twenty-seven years on, Stephen Daldry's production is still enthralling
Reviewed here

24 - 28 September 2019
A Taste of Honey
Unnecessary humour detracts from superb staging and Delaney's profound script
Reviewed here

21 - 24 August 2019
Breaking the Waves
An oft-exhilarating opera with some dramatic deficiencies
Reviewed here

14 - 17 August 2019
Oedipus
A mesmerising retelling of Sophocles' tragedy, overflowing with sublime performances
Reviewed here

2 - 11 August 2019
The Secret River
A powerful adaptation of Katie Greenville’s novel exploring Australian colonisation
Reviewed here

25 - 29 June 2019
Amelie
A wonderful adaptation that preserves Amelie's eccentric imagination while adding its own original touch.
Reviewed here

18 - 22 June 2019
Captain Corelli's Mandolin
Rona Munro's adaptation of Louis de Berniere's celebrated novel is ambitious and rewarding
Reviewed here

24 - 25 May 2019
Rambert 2
Talented and passionate dancers.
Reviewed here

20 - 22 May 2019
Lost at Sea
A haunting and powerful tribute to the lives lived and lost at sea.
Reviewed here

2 - 6 April 2019
Stones In His Pockets
The folksy Irish tragi-comedy is beginning to look tired
Reviewed here

25 - 30 March 2019
The Girl on the Train
A gripping, stylish and fully realised adaptation of Paula Hawkins' bestseller.
Reviewed here

5 - 9 March 2019
My Fair Lady
A dazzling performance retelling George B. Shaw's classic story.
Reviewed here

18 - 23 February 2019
The Lady Vanishes
Twist and turns abound make for a fun Hitchcock stage adaptation.
Reviewed here

31 January - 2 February 2019
Scottish Opera: Anthropocene
This production has yet to find its feet and grasp MacRae and Welsh’s creation and give it wings.
Reviewed at Theatre Royal Glasgow

23 - 26 January 2019
Glasgow Girls
Powerful musical stuns audience with heart-warming tale of friendship and tolerance.
Reviewed here

6 December 2018 - 20 January 2019
Beauty and the Beast
Stott and Stewart smash it yet again in this year's panto offering from the King's Theatre.
Reviewed here

12 - 17 November 2018
Shakespeare in Love
Fast-paced, romantic tribute to the Bard is an effervescent delight.
Reviewed here

6 - 10 November 2018
Vulcan 7
Adrian Edmondson brings some laughs to what is otherwise a dull piece.
Reviewed here

30 October - 3 November 2018
Bram Stoker's Dracula
Fantastic staging and strong casting clash with uninspiring dialogue.
Reviewed here

23 - 27 October 2018
Fame the Musical
Despite some stand-out performances, more is needed for this production to live forever in our memory.
Reviewed here

8 - 13 October 2018
Rebus: Long Shadows
A predictable script and grand stage fail to truly bring Rebus's Edinburgh to life.
Reviewed here

25 - 29 September 2018
Still Alice
A creative set and a stand-out lead make this a worthwhile production.
Reviewed here

22 - 26 August 2018
Home
A fascinating concept enacted and brought to life with a sense of real wonder
Reviewed here

16 - 19 August 2018
The Beggar's Opera
Two hours of full-on drama, music and dance.
Reviewed here

4 - 6 August 2018
Cold Blood
Incredibly inventive and artistic storytelling.
Reviewed here

5 - 9 June 2018
Love From A Stranger
Lucy Bailey's production is a deliciously dangerous thriller from the queen of crime.
Reviewed here

28 May - 2 June 2018
Sherlock Holmes: The Final Curtain
The constraints imposed by writer Simon Reade on Conan Doyle's beloved detective is an injustice to both his legacy and the audience.
Reviewed here

21 - 26 May 2018
Sunshine on Leith
Uneven vocal performances and clumsy scene changes stunt Greenhorn's Leith love affair.
Reviewed here

2 - 5 May 2018
Guys & Dolls
Stellar performances and unfaltering energy make EMT's production one not to be missed.
Reviewed here

10 - 14 April 2018
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
David Edgar's adaptation lacks the terrific terror of Stevenson's original tale.
Reviewed here

14 - 17 March 2018
Footloose
Bohemians Lyric Opera's 80s revival will leave your feet tapping
Reviewed here

7 - 10 March 2018
Hello, Dolly!
Southern Light Opera return once more with an old favourite,
Reviewed here

20 - 24 February 2018
The Weir
King's Theatre hosts Conor McPherson's excellent slow burner looking at loneliness and regret.
Reviewed here

13 - 17 February 2018
Pressure
David Haig takes an intense look at history's most significant forecast.
Reviewed here

13 - 18 February 2017
A Judgement In Stone
Quaint Ruth Rendell mystery feels older than its years, but will appeal to genre lovers
Reviewed here

3 - 4 February 2017
The Trial
Philip Glass's latest opera evokes the Central European world of Kafka.
Reviewed here

20 - 21 January 2017
We're Going on a Bear Hunt
Michael Rosen’s slim picture book proves inspiration enough for an hour of children's theatre
Reviewed here

2 December 2017 - 21 January 2018
Cinderella
Another incredible production from the King's Theatre
Reviewed here

6 - 11 November 2017
The Steamie
Glaswegian comedy classic returns with hilarity and heart
Reviewed at King's Theatre (Glasgow)

24 - 28 October 2017
The Real Thing
Amid mainstream media propaganda and social media hearsay, a reminder to think and question what is presented as truth.
Reviewed here

17 - 21 October 2017
Son of a Preacher Man
Disappointing jukeboxer using Dusty Springfield’s backlist
Reviewed here

9 - 14 October 2017
The Kite Runner
Well-paced adaptation of the original with superb emotional punch.
Reviewed here

26 - 30 September 2017
Spamalot
Python musical comes straight from the heart of British farcical comedy
Reviewed here

20 - 21 September 2017
Twelfth Night
An energetic and often hectic rendition of one of Shakespeare's best comedies.
Reviewed here

15 - 16 September 2017
The Threepenny Opera
Attic Collective close inaugural season with accomplished ensemble performance, a chaotic feast for the eyes
Reviewed here

27 August 2017
Letters Live
A pleasant and interesting evening which celebrates the letter
Reviewed here

8 - 20 August 2017
The Divide
A six-hour play that could be told in half the time.
Reviewed here

12 - 13 July 2017
American Idiot
Amateur production of Green Day musical let down by tech issues.
Reviewed here

20 - 24 June 2017
Death of a Salesman
Royal and Derngate production doesn't show Miller classic to best effect.
Reviewed here

30 May - 3 June 2017
Shirley Valentine
Willy Russell's one-woman play touches hearts and politics
Reviewed here

15 - 20 May 2017
Fantastic Mr Fox
Larger-than-life adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic guaranteed to delight the rugrats.
Reviewed here

18 - 22 April 2017
Nell Gwynn
Jessica Swale's award-winning comedy is enjoyable, but superficial
Reviewed here

5 - 8 April 2017
Fiddler on the Roof
Edinburgh Music Theatre deliver a musical classic which has grown slightly stale.
Reviewed here

28 March - 1 April 2017
Anita and Me
Heartwarming stage adaptation shows Meera Syal's coming-of-age novel still has political relevance today.
Reviewed here

7 - 11 March 2017
Cuttin' A Rug
The second play in the Slab Boys Triliogy is a hit
Reviewed here

21 - 25 February 2017
Titanic
Poignant moments, impressive ensemble numbers in this commendable, if too lengthy, production.
Reviewed here

26 November 2016 - 15 January 2017
Jack and the Beanstalk
King's regular panto trio prove again that if it ain't broke don't fix it
Reviewed here

8 - 12 November 2016
A Tale of Two Cities
A stunning adaptation of a dark, meaty slice of Dickens.
Reviewed here

24 - 29 October 2016
The Full Monty
Adaptation of the classic 1997 film, with Gary Lucy as Gaz
Reviewed here

17 - 22 October 2016
The Mousetrap
Venerable theatrical institution does the rounds again.
Reviewed here

29 September - 1 October 2016
Democracy
There is much to love about Rapture Theatre's take on Cold War German politics
Reviewed at Eden Court

7 - 21 August 2016
The Glass Menagerie
A thoughtful, exploratory study of co-dependency and self-delusion capturing a time just before America boomed.
Reviewed here

May - 10 September 2016
Gangsta Granny
An adaptation which contains a message with merit, heart and a lot of flatus.
Reviewed here