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With nearly 150 years under its belt, the Theatre Royal remains a major player on the Scottish scene, acting as home to both the Scottish Opera and the Scottish Ballet. Having under gone many makeovers in its life (including two due to fires), the theatre currently features contemporary furnishings and technology.
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Agatha Christie's Black Coffee
- Written by: Agatha Christie
Christie's first play for the stage features the now-iconic Hercule Poirot and a typical crime plot.
Beyond the Barricade
A selection of the best-loved songs from new and classic West End shows like The Phantom of the Opera, Mamma Mia, The Lion King and Les Miserables.
- Written by: JB Priestley
Life may never be the same again after a chance remark is out in the open at the Caplan's dinner party. Drama written by JB Priestley.
- Directed by: Ian Talbot
- Written by: Peter James (book)
Adaptation of novelist Peter James's latest work.
Matthew Bourne's balletic adaptation of the magical Tim Burton film.
Thu 20 Nov
Sat 22 Nov
An Evening of Burlesque
Fresh from 2012's first UK burlesque tour and featuring West End scene stalwarts such as Amber Topaz, the Folly Mixtures, Miss Oo La Lou, Bettsie Bon Bon, AJ James and Kalki Hula Girl.
Backstage experience with a spooky twist. These spine-chilling tales will have you shivering in your seat and looking over your shoulder the next time you’re watching a show.
Halfway To Paradise: The Billy Fury Story
Colin Gold and Fury's original backing band, Fury's Tornados, tell his story through words and music.
Jeeves & Wooster in Perfect Nonsense
- Directed by: Sean Foley
- Written by: P G Wodehouse (book)
A new comedy based on the writings of PG Wodehouse, starring James Lance as aristocratic fool Bertie Wooster and John Gordon Sinclair as his trusted valet, Jeeves, who is called in to help his master play matchmaker in the countryside. Directed by Sean Foley.
The King's Speech
- Directed by: Roxana Silbert
- Written by: David Seidler
David Seidler's play which he later adapted into the 2010 film about King George VI and his relationship with speech therapist and failed actor Lionel Logue.
The Magic of Motown
Tribute to the sweet soul sounds of Motown starring the supremely-talented Magic of Motown band, with hits made famous by the Isley Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Martha Reeves and more.
Retelling of Mel Brooks' story of theatre producers who get together in a get-rich-quick plot involving Broadway flops.
Rooster brings the rock'n'roll swagger of the Rolling Stones thrillingly to life in this evocation of the swinging sixties. Transporting you to the coolest nightspot in town, sharp-suited, snake-hipped men and strong, sassy women perform virtuoso courtship dances to some of the Stones' most famous tunes.
Richard Alston Dance Company
Mixed dance programme with works choreographed by Alston and Martin Lawrance.
Saturday Night Fever
- Directed by: Ryan McBryde
New stage production of the 70s John Travolta film featuring songs by the Bee Gees. Choreographed by Andrew Wright; directed by Ryan McBride.
Scottish Ballet's The Nutcracker
Peter Darrell’s magical world of The Nutcracker has been reimagined by Olivier Award winning designer Lez Brotherston, bringing a new sheen to this classical 40-year-old adaptation.
Thu 8 Jan 2015
Scottish Opera: Il Trovatore
Verdi's Il trovatore is a story of family revenge with more twists and turns than a strand of fallen spaghetti, but it's all tied together with Verdi's powerful music. This revival of the 2001 production features Roland Wood, Anne Mason, Claire Rutter, Gwyn Hughes Jones and Matthew Best, and is directed by Peter Watson…
Scottish Opera: Ines de Castro
James MacMillan's Inés de Castro, based on the true story of the 14th century Spanish mistress of the Crown Prince of Portugal, has everything you need in an opera: love, politics, treachery, murder, heads in bags and an exhumed corpse being crowned queen. This production is directed by Olivia Fuchs and conducted by the…
Scottish Opera: Jenufa
Janáček’s Jenůfa is a powerful and brutally unsentimental tale of child murder in a small Czech town, but it manages to take the grimmest subject matter and make it curiously redemptive. Lee Bisset plays the title character, alongside Peter Wedd and Kathryn Harries. Stuart Stratford conducts.
Scottish Opera: La Cenerentola
Kind and generous Angelina is forced to work for her nasty stepsisters. One day the word comes that Prince Ramiro will be having a spectacular ball; the stepsisters are delighted, but when they get to the ball, who's this mysterious veiled lady? Yes, La Cenerentola is Rossini's non-supernatural take on the Cinderella…
Scottish Opera: Orfeo ed Euridice
Gluck's 1762 Orfeo ed Euridice did away with opportunities for empty virtuosity, setting new standards for dramatic integrity in opera writing, and in doing so helped to usher in the age of classical opera. Ashley Page directs this production, with Australian mezzo Caitlin Hulcup donning the breeches as Orfeo. Kenneth…
Sex and the Suburbs
Claire Sweeney stars in – and co-wrote – this comedy musical about an agony aunt who finds it hard to take the advice she is so used to dishing out.
Songbird: The Music Of Eva Cassidy
A biographical musical of the American vocalist's life.
To Kill A Mockingbird
- Directed by: Timothy Sheader
- Written by: Christopher Sergel (adapt)
An adaptation of Harper Lee's great book presented by Regent’s Park Theatre.
Wed 4 Feb 2015
Thu 5 Feb 2015
Top Hat – The Musical
- Directed by: Matthew White
- Written by: lyrics)
Irving Berlin's musical about an American tap dancer, who follows the girl of his dreams across Europe to win her heart. Directed by Matthew White.
Wed 3 Dec
Thu 4 Dec
The Woman in Black
- Directed by: Robin Herford
- Written by: Stephen Mallatratt (adapt)
Theatre experience with a heavy film noir influence, about a young lawyer trying to exorcise his metaphorical demons.
Reviews & features
Glasgow's Theatre Royal to get £11.5m refit8 Aug 2012
The building, owned by Scottish Opera, is to be opened up as 'a social hub'
Glasgow’s Theatre Royal will receive a £11.5m refit in a bid to transform the historic theatre space into a world-class venue. The redevelopment of the 19th century building includes plans for a new entrance, foyer and roof garden, as well as new bars…