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The glitziest, most glamorous productions passing through Glasgow often land at the King's Theatre, with productions of Broadway and West End plays and musicals sitting on a programme with physical theatre and circus acts. The odd megastar comedian or retro musical act also graces the stage of King's Theatre, which first opened its doors in 1904.
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Celebrating decades of golden hits with a recreation of the live Abba show.
- Directed by: Stuart Mearns
- Written by: Michael Mayer
The Green Day musical comes to the UK, with songs from the Grammy award-winning album of the same name and a story of three young people from the suburbs searching for meaning in a post 9/11 world.
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.
Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story
- Directed by: Rob Bettinson
- Written by: Alan Janes
Celebrate the man and the music as the popular touring production of the rock musical rolls into town again.
Wed 5 Apr 2017
The Carpenters Story
- Directed by: Phil Aldridge
Theatre show telling the tale of the brother/sister duo, featuring all the songs that made The Carpenters a legend in the world of music.
- Directed by: Gillian Lynne
- Written by: Andrew Lloyd Webber (music)
One of Andrew Lloyd Webber's most successful musicals, in a production directed by Trevor Nunn, goes on tour.
The Chicago Blues Brothers
Celebrating the music of The Blues Brothers with a packed revue of blues and soul.
Chicago The Musical
“Murder, greed, corruption, exploitation, adultery and treachery…all those things we hold near and dear to our hearts”…so begins the international award winning Broadway and West End musical, Chicago, starring West End and EastEnders actor John Partridge (Cats, A Chorus Line, Miss Saigon, Starlight Express) as Billy…
Wed 21 Sep
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
The much-heralded stage version of the popular family film, in a production that has been nominated for a host of awards in its four-year tour. Boo at the Child Catcher and sing along with all those classic songs.
Thu 20 Oct
Family panto featuring the Fairy Godmother, Ugly Sisters and Cinderella herself.
The singer-songwriter, who rose to popularity in the 70s, performs his original pop songs from across his career.
Derren Brown: Miracle
- Directed by: Andy Nyman
- Written by: Derren Brown
The master of mentalism takes his newest show on the road, melding mind games, illusion, showmanship and masses of charm.
The ELO Experience
This tribute band recreates 'Mr Blue Sky' et al, probably with a more stable line-up than the real ELO.
Stage adaptation of the Kevin Bacon dance movie.
Wed 15 Jun
- 102 min
- Directed by: Chris Buck/Jennifer Lee
- Cast: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff
Sing 'Let It Go' at the top of your lungs without getting into fisticuffs. Dress as your favourite character and don't worry if you aren't word perfect – the lyrics appear on screen. Warm hugs all round.
The Full Monty
A British film about six out of work Sheffield steelworkers with nothing to lose, took the world by storm! Based on his smash hit film and adapted for the stage by Oscar-winning writer Simon Beaufoy, this hilarious and heartfelt production stars GARY LUCY, JOE ABSOLOM, ANDREW DUNN, LOUIS EMERICK, CHRIS FOUNTAIN, KAI OWEN…
Wed 1 Mar 2017
- Written by: David Walliams
The world premiere performance of David Walliams' Gangsta Granny book, about a Friday night with Granny that ends up being more exciting than expected. Presented by the Birmingham Stage Company (Horrible Histories).
Wed 7 Sep
Thu 8 Sep
Fri 9 Sep
Grumpy Old Women: Fifty Shades of Beige
Jenny Eclair and her fellow funny people Susie Blake and Kate Robbins present a brand new show.
Guys and Dolls
- Directed by: Carlos Acosta
- Written by: Jo Swerling
Frank Loesser's musical based on a story and characters by Damon Runyon.
Wed 8 Jun
Thu 9 Jun
Tribute band to the prolific Hotel California songsters.
The Illusionists: Witness The Impossible
Magic tricks and death-defying stunts by seven incredible illusionists including Jamie Raven.
Wed 22 Jun
Jackie the Musical
- Directed by: Arlene Phillips
- Written by: Mike James
Relive the unforgettable fashion trends of the 70s and reminisce about the travails of new love and heartbreak as Jackie magazine is brought back to life as a modern day musical.
Wed 27 Jul
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
- Directed by: Bill Kenwright
- Written by: Tim Rice (lyrics)
Bill Kenwright's production of the Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber musical returns, with X Factor winner Joe McElderry starring as the boy with the troublesome coat.
Tue 10 May
Wed 11 May
Thu 12 May
Josh Widdicombe: What Do I Do Now
A new show from Widdicombe, who has been so busy doing everything else (appearing on TV, radio and writing/starring in his own sitcom) that we're surprised he's found the time to write a whole new stand-up tour.
Magic: A Kind Of Queen
Long-running tribute to pomp rockers Queen.
Million Dollar Quartet
Musical based on a recording session that saw Elvis, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins working together for the first and only time.
Wed 16 Nov
Motown's Greatest Hits: How Sweet It Is
Celebrating over 50 years of Motown music with tributes to The Four Tops and The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, the Jackson 5 and many more.
Nina Conti: In Your Face
Improvised comic ventriloquism from Conti, who manages to weave humour and poignancy into her shows. Her puppet creations include Monk (a cynical monkey) and Granny (an elder Scotswoman.)
One Night of Elvis: Lee 'Memphis' King
An evening in the company of top Elvis impersonator Lee 'Memphis' King, performing a selection of Presley's hip-shaking greatest hits.
Peppa Pig's Surprise
- Directed by: Richard Lewis
Fun family show following the adventures of little Peppa Pig, who's having fun playing outside, but Mum and Dad have a surprise …
Wed 13 Jul
Thu 14 Jul
Puppetry of the Penis
Puppetry of the Penis features two Australians who manipulate their genitals into various shapes, objects and landmarks.
The Rocky Horror Show
- Directed by: Christopher Luscombe
- Written by: lyrics)
Camp and outrageous comedy horror classic, directed by Christopher Luscombe on its 40th anniversary tour.
Roy Chubby Brown
Blue comedy from man branded 'too rude for television'. Never mind the comedy, that patchwork jacket is hardly fit for public consumption.
Save the Last Dance for Me
- Written by: Maurice Gran
Relive the music of the 60s as Jennifer and Marie travel through the summer of 1963 on a family holiday where they meet a handsome American Airman.
Thu 5 May
Sean Lock: Keep it Light
You know fine well who he is, now pop along and see his latest show.
The Simon & Garfunkel Story
The story of one of music's most compelling duos.
Sing-a-long-a Dirty Dancing
- 100 min
- Directed by: Emile Ardolino
- Cast: Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach
Sing along to the classic movie starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey.
A full screening of Disney’s Frozen with lyrics on screen to help you sing along during the film. Introduced by a live host who will guide you through this interactive screening by showing you how to use your free prop bag, warm up your singing voices and teach you some dance moves with the help of the Singalonga…
Sister Act: BLOC
Club singer Deloris witnesses a murder and is forced to enter the witness protection programme, where better to hide her than a convent. Deloris uses her singing talent to liven up the nuns with hilarious consequences.
Wed 5 Oct
- Directed by: Adam Cooper
- Written by: Joe Penhall
British singer-songwriter, Ray Davies, recalls his early life and the career of the eponymous pop-rock group, The Kinks, in this musical biography set during the 1950s and 1960s. Directed by Edward Hall.
Wed 12 Oct
Thu 13 Oct
Whitney: Queen Of The Night
A celebration of the music and life of Whitney Houston. This award-winning production features a stellar line up with rising West End star Rebecca Freckleton.
The Woman in Black
- Directed by: Robin Herford
- Written by: Stephen Mallatratt (adapt)
Spookily Gothic and highly theatrical adaptation of Susan Hill's story about a young lawyer trying to exorcise his metaphorical demons.