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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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Al Murray: Let's Go Backwards Together
A brand new show from everyone's favourite bigoted landlord, Al Murray, star of Happy Hour. Please only cheer at the irony and stay in your house if you actually hate the French.
Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom
- Directed by: Richard Lewis
- Written by: Mani Svavarsson (music)
Richard Lewis' adaptation of the award-winning television animation set in a miniature world of fairies, elves and insects. The production features original music by Mani Svavarsson, with original lyrics by Matt Lewis.
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
- 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 Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time
- Directed by: Steven Hoggett
- Written by: Simon Stephens (adapt)
Simon Stephens's adaptation of the darkly humorous book by Mark Haddon presented by National Theatre.
Tue 15 Aug 2017
Wed 16 Aug 2017
Thu 17 Aug 2017
- Directed by: Sarah Tipple
- Written by: Eleanor Bergstein
See Baby not put in the corner in the musical based on the late Patrick Swayze's popular film.
Dreamboats and Petticoats
Performance of the jukebox musical, which is based on popular songs from the 50s and 60s.
Wed 14 Jun 2017
The ELO Experience
This tribute band recreates 'Mr Blue Sky' et al, probably with a more stable line-up than the real ELO.
The Full Monty
Oscar-winning writer Simon Beaufoy has adapted the hit film about six washed up steel workers who swap the doll queue for the stage. Starring Gary Lucy, Joe Absolom, Andrew Dunn, Louis Emerick, Chris Foutain and Kai Owen, and featuring great songs by Donna Summer, Hot Chocolate and Tom Jones.
Wed 1 Mar 2017
- Directed by: Michael Mayer
- Written by: Isobel Lennart
A major revival of the hit musical, directed by Michael Mayer.
Wed 31 May 2017
Thu 1 Jun 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
- Directed by: Matthew Warchus
- Written by: lyrics)
Dirty Dancing has already been transformed into a successful stage musical, now it's time for another Patrick Swayze favourite to get the same treatment. For anyone who hasn't seen it, Ghost is a fantasy about the power of love. It's the tale of murdered Sam, who is trapped as a ghost between this world and the next and…
Greg Davies: You Magnificent Beast
The enormously tall and slightly manic-eyed comedian you'll know from many a telly panel show and from his terrifying turn as the head of sixth form in The Inbetweeners, Davies returns with a new show of stand-up to follow the likes of Firing Cheeseballs at a Dog and The Back of my Mum's Head.
Tribute band to the prolific Hotel California songsters.
Islands In The Stream
Tribute to the king and queen of country: Kenny Rodgers and Dolly Parton.
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
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).
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 …
Thu 13 Jul 2017
Fri 14 Jul 2017
Priscilla Queen of the Desert
High camp musical based on the Hugo Weaving/Terence Stamp/Guy Pearce 1994 movie, following three pals who go on an adventure in a battered old bus. Expect dancefloor fillers aplenty, including 'I Will Survive', 'It's Raining Men', 'Go West', 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun' and many more.
Puppetry of the Penis
Puppetry of the Penis features two Australians who manipulate their genitals into various shapes, objects and landmarks.
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.
Sister Act: BLOC
Jamie Wilson presents the Curve Leicester production of the feel-amazing musical comedy featuring original music by Tony and eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken about a wannabe diva who hides out in a convent after witnessing a crime directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood and starring Alexandra Burke.
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
Thoroughly Modern Millie
Based on the 1967 film of the same name, Thoroughly Modern Millie is the tale of a young girl's quest to become a modern woman in the bustling city of New York.
Wed 8 Feb 2017
Steve Steinman's musical mixes comedy with rock music and, naturally, the undead.
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.
Wed 18 Jan 2017
Thu 19 Jan 2017
- Directed by: Javier de Frutos
- Written by: Moira Buffini (lyrics)
A new adaptation of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland which takes the action into the modern world. Young Aly becomes Alice in online happy place wonder.land, but the real world and cyber space begin to collide in ways she didn't expect. Presented by Damon Albarn and Moira Buffini.