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WHAT’S ON from October 2O21


Welcome I can’t tell you how good it feels to be writing this welcome to our first brochure since the pandemic closed our doors in March 2020. Now as restrictions ease we can welcome back large-scale shows and full auditoriums while still ensuring we put the safety and comfort of our audiences first. If this selection of shows doesn’t tempt you back to live theatre then I don’t know what will. Big-budget musicals. Chuckles-aplenty. Chilling noir and the very best from our national companies, Scottish Opera, Scottish Ballet and National Theatre of Scotland (NTS). Not forgetting the Christmas we all deserve with the legendary King’s Panto and The Nutcracker. As well as cooking up this brilliant programme of touring productions we’ve been working on creative endeavours of our own, including supporting three young artists to develop and test new musical ideas in our Studio via our Scottish Musical Commissioning Hub; commissioning three new festive shows for early years audiences; and announcing our co-production of James IV - Queen of the Fight with Raw Material, in association with NTS which you can learn more about in our next brochure. We can’t wait to see you! Fiona Gibson CEO Capital Theatres

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Cover: Dirty Dancing

Ticket prices are subject to change with demand, book early for the best seats and prices. All Concessions are advertised on show pages where available. Exclusions may apply to all discounts and are subject to availability and not available on all shows. Discounts can be withdrawn at any time. Discounts apply to full price tickets only. Only one discount per ticket. Proof of status must be shown where appropriate. Booking T&Cs can be found on our website: capitaltheatres.com/terms. Postage will be £1 if you ask us to post your tickets.

Call 0131 529 6000 to book or to book a group (8+) call 0131 529 6005


Musicals

Mon 27 September to Sat 2 October 2O21 Evenings 7.30pm, Matinees Thu & Sat 2.30pm Festival Theatre

Colin Ingram for InTheatre presents the new Curve Theatre production

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The world’s best-loved musical is back! After a whirlwind summer romance, leather-clad greaser Danny and girl-next-door Sandy are unexpectedly reunited when she transfers to Rydell High for senior year. But can they survive the trials and tribulations of teenage life and find true love once more? With its phenomenal score, bursting with hits including Summer Nights, Greased Lightnin’ and You’re the One That I Want.

BOOK, MUSIC & LYRICS BY

JIM JACOBS & WARREN CASEY

Starring Peter Andre* as Teen Angel and Vince Fontaine – reignite your passion and get ready for an explosion of summer loving. Tickets from £26.50 Friends 20% off (excl. Fri & Sat eve) Groups (8+) £4 off (Stalls & Dress) Concessions £3 off (excl. Fri & Sat eves) Student Standby £10*

STARRING

PETER ANDRE* AS VINCE FONTAINE AAND TEEN ANGEL

Concessions subject to availability

Fri 1 October 7.30pm

Fri 1 October 6.30pm

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*Peter Andre is appearing Mon to Fri only

Mon 8 to Sat 13 November 2O21

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Mon to Thu 7.30pm, Fri 5pm & 8pm, Sat 2.30pm & 7.30pm Festival Theatre Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage is back, exploding with heart-pounding music, breathtaking emotion and sensationally sexy dancing.

‘SURPASSES ALL PREVIOUS PRODUCTIONS’ NORTH WEST END, BLACKPOOL

31/08/202 THIS YEAR!

‘THE BIGGEST LIVE THEATRE SENSATION OF ALL TIME’ THE OBSERVER

Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash-hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds, who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Featuring the hit songs, including Hungry Eyes, Hey! Baby, Do You Love Me? and the heart-stopping (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life. Tickets from £29.50 Friends 20% off (excl. Fri & Sat eves) Groups (8+) £4 off (Stalls & Dress) Concessions £3 off (excl. Fri & Sat eves) Student Standby £10* Concessions subject to availability

Fri 12 November 5pm

THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE

Fri 12 November 4pm

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Musicals

Wed 19 to Sun 23 January 2O22 ‘A BEWITCHING PRODUCTION. LEAVES ITS AUDIENCE SPELLBOUND. A TRIUMPH.’ Daily Telegraph

MICHAEL HARRISON presents

Wed to Sat 7.30pm, Sun 5pm Matinees Thu & Sat 2.30pm, Sun 1pm Festival Theatre

Enter a world of magic and fantasy as Disney’s classic movie Bedknobs and Broomsticks makes its world premiere as an exciting new stage musical. When three orphaned children are evacuated from wartime London to live with trainee witch Eglantine Price, they have no idea what lies ahead. Featuring the original songs by the legendary Sherman Brothers (Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), this enchanting production promises to be a magical adventure for the whole family. Tickets from £26.50 Friends 20% off (excl. Fri/Sat/Sun) Groups (8+) £4 off (Stalls & Dress) Concessions £3 off (excl. Fri/Sat/Sun) Student Standby £10* Age 5+

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Fri 21 January 7.30pm

Fri 21 January 6.30pm

Tue 25 to Sat 29 January 2O22

Evenings 7.30pm Matinees Thu & Sat 2.30pm Festival Theatre Everyone’s favourite kooky and spooky family are back in this spectacular and hilarious musical comedy from the writers of multi award-winning hit musical Jersey Boys, with music and lyrics by Tony Award nominated Andrew Lippa and starring Strictly’s Joanne Clifton!

“Great fun for the boys and ghouls of all ages” DAILY EXPRESS Tickets from £26.50 Friends 20% off (excl. Fri & Sat) Groups (8+) £4 off (Stalls & Dress) Concessions £3 off (excl. Fri & Sat) Student Standby £10* Concessions subject to availability

Fri 28 Jan 7.30pm Fri 28 Jan 6.30pm

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Musicals

Tue 15 to Sat 19 February 2O22

Evenings 7.30pm Matinees Thu & Sat 2.30pm Festival Theatre Amber Davies and Louis Smith are ready to BRING IT ON as the smash hit Broadway musical back flips into Edinburgh. Bring It On The Musical takes you on a high-flying, energy fuelled journey which tackles friendship, jealousy, betrayal and forgiveness – wrapped up in explosive choreography and tricks. Tickets from £22.50 Friends 20% off (excl. Fri & Sat) Groups (8+) £4 off (Stalls & Dress) Concessions £3 off (excl. Fri & Sat eves) Student Standby £10* Age 10+ Concessions subject to availability

Fri 18 February 7.30pm Fri 18 February 6.30pm Thu 17 February 7.30pm

Mon 21 to Sat 26 February 2O22

Mon to Thu 7.30pm, Fri & Sat 6pm & 9pm King’s Theatre Ready to thrill you with fun and naughty moments, Richard O’Brien’s legendary rock ‘n’ roll musical returns to Edinburgh. Bursting at the seams with timeless classics, including Sweet Transvestite, Damn it Janet, and of course, the pelvic-thrusting show stopping Time Warp, The Rocky Horror show is a non-stop party!

“Fierce and fabulous fun!” DAILY EXPRESS “Still the sexiest and funniest show in town” EVENING STANDARD Tickets from £21.50 Friends 20% off (excl. Fri 9pm & Sat) Groups (8+) £4 off (Stalls & Dress) Concessions £3 off (excl. Fri 9pm & Sat) Student Standby £10* Age 14+ Concessions subject to availability

Sat 26 Feb 6pm

Sat 26 Feb 5pm

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Comedy FROM THE MULTI AWARD -WINNING CREATORS OF

Tue 28 September to Sat 2 October 2O21 Evenings 7.30pm Matinee Wed & Sat 2.30pm King’s Theatre

Following their phenomenal rise to global success with smash hit comedies The Play That Goes Wrong, The Comedy About a Bank Robbery, Peter Pan Goes Wrong and The Goes Wrong Show on BBC One, multi award-winning Mischief return to the stage with their brand-new comedy all about growing up. Tickets from £19 Friends 20% off Groups (8+) £4 off (Stalls & Dress) Concessions £3 off (excl. Fri & Sat eves) Student Standby £10* Age 12+ Concessions subject to availability

Sat 2 October 2.30pm

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Sat 2 October 1.30pm

Daily Mail

Thu 30 September 7.30pm

Tue 2 to Sun 7 November 2O21 Evenings 7.30pm (excl. Sun) Matinees Wed, Sat & Sun 2.30pm King’s Theatre SAV EY ! M O NNE’T

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RETURNING FOR YET ANOTHER CALAMITOUS RUN! We can’t believe it either! Mischief’s multi award-winning international smash hit comedy The Play That Goes Wrong is returning to Edinburgh, following its previous sell-out successes! Tickets from £21.50 Friends 20% off Groups (8+) £4 off (Stalls & Dress) Concessions £3 off (excl. Fri, Sat & Sun) Student Standby £10*

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Concessions subject to availability

Sat 6 November 2.30pm Sat 6 November 1.30pm

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‘RIDICULOUSLY FUNNY The Times

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Thu 4 November 7.30pm

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Comedy

Sun 17 October 2O21 7.30pm Festival Theatre

Tim Minchin, award-winning comedian, actor and composer, is BACK this autumn! BACK is billed as “Old Songs, New Songs, F*** You Songs”, with a set list of material from all corners of Minchin’s eclectic – and often iconoclastic – repertoire. Tickets from £43.50 Age 15+

Sun 24 October 2O21 8pm King’s Theatre

After his meteoric rise through the ranks, Scottish Comedy Award winner and viral sensation Gary Meikle is back with his second tour show, Surreal! Tickets from £23 Age 16+

Mon 15 November 2O21 7.30pm Festival Theatre

For all the family from 8 to 108 Eric and Ern is a brilliant homage to Morecambe and Wise crammed full of those famous comedy sketches, from Grieg’s Piano concerto, Mr Memory…’Arsenal’, to the paper bag trick! From the Olivier Award nominated duo Ian Ashpitel and Jonty Stephens, this nostalgic show evokes memories of a time when whole families would huddle around the telly on Sunday evenings. Bringing you sunshine, this show is full of Morecambe and Wise’s most loved routines, songs and sketches and of course a musical guest. This show hits all the right notes! Tickets from £25.50 Concessions £3 off Age from 8 – 108! Concessions subject to availability

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Comedy

Sat 15 January 2O22 8pm Festival Theatre

What happens when pure comedy takes human form? What happens when a creature is created and bred to do stand up? Nobody knows because it isn’t a thing. What is a thing is Ross Noble doing a show. You can come and see it.

“Thrilling to watch… weepingly funny” MAIL ON SUNDAY

Tickets from £29.50 Age 15+

Sun 2O February 2O22 7.30pm King’s Theatre

After a sell-out tour of his house in 2020 (extended into 2021 due to popular demand), Ol’ Broken Pancreas is charged up and ready to flick the switch on another night of attention seeking. Tickets from £23.50 Age 14+

Welcome Back

We’re thrilled to welcome you back to Capital Theatres and are keen to make sure you feel safe and comfortable at all times. Visit capitaltheatres.com/welcomeback for the latest safety information

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Music

Sat 2O November 2O21 7.30pm Festival Theatre

Get ready to recreate the Magical 70s and let us take you on a musical journey straight to the heart of Disco! Relive some of the greatest songs of all time from artists such as Donna Summer, Gloria Gaynor, Earth, Wind & Fire, Sister Sledge and Chic. Tickets from £28.50 Friends 20% off Concessions £3 off Concessions subject to availability

Fri 7 January 2O22 7.30pm Festival Theatre

Critically-acclaimed as one of the greatest tribute shows in the world, Simon & Garfunkel Through the Years has toured extensively in the UK, Europe, Australia and USA.

“A masterpiece” BBC RADIO Tickets from £28.50 Friends 20% off Concessions £2 off Concessions subject to availability

Sun 6 February 2O22 7.30pm Festival Theatre

Paul Carrack, one of the most revered voices in music and a figurehead of soulful pop for decades, will return to the delight his legions of admirers, performing 24 dates across the UK on the GOOD and READY tour 2022. Tickets from £37.50 plus £3 booking fee

*We offer discounts on selected shows in our season. Look out for the Student Standbys throughout the brochure. You can get tickets from £10 on the day from midday to half an hour before curtain up. Only available in person at the counter. Stalls and upper only and subject to availability. Valid photo ID required.

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Drama Noir

Tue 5 to Sat 9 October 2O21

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‘A theatrical masterpiece’ Encore Reviews

Evenings 7.30pm Matinees Wed & Sat 2.30pm King’s Theatre The thrilling Roy Grace series from multi-million No.1 best-selling author Peter James returns to Edinburgh with the world premiere stage production of Looking Good Dead, starring award-winning actor and EastEnders icon, Adam Woodyatt and star of stage and screen Gaynor Faye (Emmerdale, Coronation Street, The Syndicate).

“Adam Woodyatt and Gaynor Faye are the perfect pairing” ENCORE REVIEWS ‘A thrilling evening of suspense’ Southampton Daily Echo

Tickets from £23 Friends £5 off (Tue & Wed, selected seats) Groups (8+) £4 off Concessions £3 off (excl. Fri & Sat performances) Student Standby £10* Concessions subject to availability

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GAYNOR FAYE

THE SYNDICATE

Sat 9 October 2.30pm Sat 9 October 1.30pm

Thu 7 October 7.30pm

Tue 12 to Sat 16 October 2O21

Evenings 7.30pm Matinees Wed & Sat 2.30pm King’s Theatre Susan Hill’s acclaimed ghost story comes dramatically alive in Stephen Mallatratt’s ingenious stage adaptation. This gripping production, directed by Robin Herford, is a brilliantly successful study in atmosphere, illusion and controlled horror.

“Guaranteed to chill the blood” LONDON EVENING STANDARD

DAME SUSAN HILL’S

Tickets from £19.50 Friends 2 for 1 Opening Night or 20% off all performances Groups (8+) £4 off (Stalls & Dress) Concessions £3 off (excl. Fri & Sat performances) Student Standby £10* Concessions subject to availability

Sat 16 October 2.30pm ADAPTED BY

STEPHEN MALLATRATT

Sat 16 October 1.30pm

Thu 14 October 7.30pm

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Drama Noir

Wed 2O to Sat 23 October 2O21 Evenings 7.30pm Matinee Sat 2.30pm King’s Theatre

A radical re-imagining of the classic Henrik Ibsen play An Enemy of the People about truth, power and deception. This National Theatre of Scotland production, written by Keiran Hurley and featuring original soundtrack by Kathryn Joseph, is brought bang up to date in a uniquely Scottish take on Ibsen’s timeless work. Tickets from £15 Friends 2 for 1 Opening Night or 20% off all performances Groups (8+) £4 off (Stalls & Dress) Concessions £3 off (excl. Fri & Sat performances) Student Standby £10* Age 16+ Strong Language Aged 16 – 26? Get £5 tickets Sign up for free at

THE ENEMY How much does truth really matter?

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Sat 23 Oct 2.30pm Sat 23 Oct 1.30pm

Thu 21 Oct 7.30pm

Mon 8 to Sat 13 November 2O21

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Evenings 7.30pm Matinees Wed & Sat 2.30pm King’s Theatre Ichabod Crane enters an eerie world of secrets and unsettling tradition as he arrives in Sleepy Hollow to become the town teacher. But not all is as it seems, for Ichabod Crane harbours his own dark secret. Coronation Street legends Wendi Peters and Bill Ward lead an incredible ensemble in this thrilling adaptation. Tickets from £18.50 Friends 2 for 1 Opening Night or 20% off all performances Groups (8+) £4 off (Stalls & Dress) Concessions £3 off (excl. Fri & Sat eves) Student Standby £10* Age 12+ Concessions subject to availability

Sat 13 November 2.30pm Sat 13 November 1.30pm

Thu 11 November 7.30pm

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Drama Noir

Tue 1 to Sat 5 February 2O22

Evenings 7.30pm Matinees Wed & Sat 2.30pm King’s Theatre Based on the classic Paramount Pictures Corporation motion picture, James Dearden’s intoxicating new stage play of Fatal Attraction brings the definitive movie thriller to the stage. Tipped to be the most provocative and gripping stage-play of the year, Fatal Attraction is a tale of seduction and suspense that asks the question; what happens when desire becomes deadly? Tickets from £23 Friends 20% off all performances Groups (8+) £4 off (Stalls & Dress) Concessions £3 off (excl. Fri & Sat) Student Standby £10* Age Parental Discretion Advised Concessions subject to availability

Sat 5 February 2.30pm Sat 5 February 1.30pm

Thu 3 February 7.30pm

Enjoy one of our inclusive performances A relaxed environment for people with additional needs and their families. Please book in person or on 0131 529 6000 (not available online*).

Scottish Ballet

King’s Panto

Thu 16 December 2.30pm £12.50 per ticket

Fri 7 January 2pm £12 per ticket*

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Opera

Thu 28 to Sun 31 October & Thu 4 & Sat 6 November 2O21 Evenings 7.15pm Matinees 2.30pm Sun 31 & Sat 6 Festival Theatre

Sunny, funny and with more ‘tra la la las’ per square inch than any other opera in the canon, The Gondoliers is a joy from start to finish. In a flight of the satirical whimsy so typical of Gilbert & Sullivan, two happy-go-lucky gondoliers discover that one of them is, in fact, heir to the throne of a distant kingdom. True to their (adopted) Republican roots, they set off together to rule in idealistic, if somewhat chaotic, style... Tickets from £22.50 Friends £3 off (excl. Fri & Sat eves) Groups (8+) £6 off (Stalls & Dress) excl. Fri & Sat eves Concessions £3 off (excl. Fri & Sat performances) Student Standby/Under 26s £10*

T HE GON D OL I E RS Gilbert & Sullivan

Concessions subject to availability

Sat 6 November 7.15pm A new co-production with D’Oyly Carte Opera & State Opera South Australia. Sung in English with English supertitles.

Fri 5 November 2O21 7.15pm Festival Theatre

Alongside performances of Scottish Opera’s The Gondoliers, the same cast and creative team also presents a semi-staged concert performance of one of Gilbert & Sullivan’s rarely heard works. Satirising the conceits of the mighty British Empire, its politics, monarchy and press, Utopia, Limited is full of sparkling wit and brilliant music. With only a handful of professional performances since the original staging, don’t miss the opportunity to experience this rarity live. Tickets from £13.50 Friends £3 off Groups (8+) £6 off (Stalls & Dress) Concessions £3 off Students/ Under 26s £10*

UTOPIA, LIM ITED Gilbert & Sullivan

Concessions subject to availability

A new co-production with D’Oyly Carte Opera & State Opera South Australia. Sung in English with English supertitles.

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Christmas

King’s Panto Sat 27 November 2O21 to Sun 16 January 2O22 King’s Theatre

Rise and shine! It’s the pantomime of your dreams! Make your Christmas night out one to remember with a trip to the Panto - it’s selling fast so check the website for best availability.

Gold Performances from £26 Green Performances from £23 Red Performances from £19 Schools Performances from £14

Friends 2 for 1 on Tue 30 November 7pm or 20% off Tue 30 to Sun 5

December 2021 or Thu 6 to Thu 13 Jan 2022 (excl. Relaxed) Groups (8+) £3 off per full price ticket (excluding 10 December to 5 January 2022) Please note groups cannot be booked online. If you wish to book a Group, please contact our dedicated Groups email, groups@capitaltheatres.com or call us on 0131 529 6005 Concessions £2 off Red and Green performances only, not available on top price seats. Concessions are limited and may be withdrawn at any time. Chldren £3 off all performances Student Standby £10* Excludes top price seats. Concessions subject to availability

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Fri 10 Dec 6pm & Sat 8 Jan 1pm A limited number of free tickets are available for babies 12 months and under (ticket only, no seat). Not available in Boxes.

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“A surge of pure Christmas joy” THE SCOTSMAN

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“The audience roars with delight” THE HERALD

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“Spectacular” ALL EDINBURGH THEATRE

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Relaxed Performance for the general public

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Performance adapted for people with additional needs and their families. Please book in person or on 0131 529 6000 (not available online)

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Christmas

Scottish Ballet’s The Nutcracker Wed 1 to Fri 31 December 2O21 Festival Theatre

Banish the dark skies and enjoy this magical family adventure. Costumes plucked from the most gorgeous chocolate box; Tchaikovsky’s score to transport you to a land of dreams; and a story lifted straight from the pages of a classic fairy tale. With choreography by Scottish Ballet founder Peter Darrell, and live music played by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra, this ever-popular ballet is the perfect Christmas treat.

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“A perfect Christmas treat for all ages” THE HERALD

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“Radiating joy and warmth from start to finish” ALL EDINBURGH THEATRE

Wed 1 Dec 7.30pm Thu 2 Dec 2.30pm 7.30pm Fri 3 Dec 7.30pm Sat 4 Dec 2.30pm 7.30pm Sun 5 Dec 2.30pm Wed 8 Dec 7.30pm Thu 9 Dec 2.30pm 7.30pm Fri 10 Dec 7.30pm Sat 11 Dec 2.30pm 7.30pm Sun 12 Dec 2.30pm Wed 15 Dec 7.30pm Thu 16 Dec 2.30pm 7.30pm Fri 17 Dec 2.30pm 7.30pm Sat 18 Dec 2.30pm 7.30pm Sun 19 Dec 2.30pm Tue 21 Dec 2.30pm 7.30pm Wed 22 Dec 2.30pm 7.30pm Thu 23 Dec 2.30pm 7.30pm Fri 24 Dec 1.30pm Wed 29 Dec 7.30pm Thu 30 Dec 2.30pm 7.30pm Fri 31 Dec 1.30pm

Tickets from £19.50 Friends 20% off Wed 8 and Wed 15 December only Groups (8+) £6 off Stalls and Dress, eves only (excl. Sat &

Sun performances and 24 & 31 December performances) Please note groups cannot be booked online. If you wish to book a Group, please contact our dedicated Groups email, groups@capitaltheatres.com or call us on 0131 529 6005 Concessions £3 off (excl. Sat & Sun performances and 24 & 31 December performances). Concessions are limited and may be withdrawn at any time. Concessions subject to availability

Sat 18 December 2.30pm Sat 18 December 1pm

Inclusive Performance

Relaxed and Dementia friendly

Thu 16 December 2.30pm £12.50 each ticket A relaxed environment for people with additional needs and their families.

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Dance

Thu 14 to Sat 16 October 2O21

Evenings 7.30pm Matinee Sat 2.30pm Festival Theatre Escape with us to the glamour and grace of Paris, 1960. Gene Kelly’s ballet Pas de Dieux has been given a new set of wings for its UK premiere. Alongside Kelly’s widow, Patricia Ward Kelly, Scottish Ballet’s CEO/Artistic Director Christopher Hampson and designer Lez Brotherston (The Snow Queen) have lovingly revived the original ballet – with a delightful twist. Set to Gershwin’s effortlessly cool Concerto in F, with extracts from Chopin, recorded by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra; Starstruck is exactly the evening of entertainment you’ve been longing for. Tickets from £21.50 Friends 20% off Groups (8+) £6 off (Stalls & Dress) Concessions £3 off Students/ Under 26s £10* Running Time 1 hour, no interval Concessions subject to availability

Thu 18 November 2O21 7.30pm Festival Theatre

For her latest programme, Artistic Director Cassa Pancho brings us new and original works. The Royal Ballet’s Olivier Award-winning choreographer Will Tuckett blends classical ballet, poetry and music to explore ideas of home and belonging in his new ballet Then or Now while Olivier Award-winning choreographer Mthuthuzeli November contemplates the purpose of life in The Waiting Game. Expect sensational solos, seductive duos and fiercely dynamic pieces performed seamlessly by the group. Tickets from £18.50 Friends 20% off Groups (8+) £4 off (Stalls & Dress) Concessions £3 off Student Standby £10* Concessions subject to availability

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Dance

Fri 8 October 2O21 7.30pm The Studio

In this moving and powerful new dance work, Bawren Tavaziva’s discoveries are a universal comment on Africa and who we are today. Tickets from £16.50 Concessions £2 off Age 12+ Concessions subject to availability

BOY’S KHAYA

Fri 15 & Sat 16 October 2O21

Evenings 7.30pm Matinee Sat 2pm The Studio Dance Horizons proudly presents Innovations Dance Platform. Returning to The Studio with an international programme of four contemporary dance works. Tickets from £22.50

Sun 9 January 2O22 7.30pm Festival Theatre

Kevin Clifton, one of Strictly’s most successful professional dancers, and the sensational worldwide Ballroom dance company Burn the Floor return in 2022 with their incredible new production! Don’t miss your chance to experience the pure dance joy of Burn the Floor. Tickets from £36.50 Concessions £2 off Concessions subject to availability

Fri 28 January 2O22 7.30pm King’s Theatre

A dance-circus adventure! Fast-moving and highly physical, Nobody explores the tension between our inner lives and how we make sense of the world around us. Tickets from £15.50 Friends 20% off Groups (8+) £4 off (Stalls & Dress) Concessions £3 off Student Standby £10* Concessions subject to availability

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Dance

Thu 1O to Sat 12 February 2O22 Evenings 7.30pm Festival Theatre

An intense, intoxicating theatrical rush, fusing dance, film, sound and music. Rambert’s fearless dancers take centre stage performing Sharon Eyal’s fierce, pulsating choreography to an original soundtrack of driving techno from Ori Lichtik and GAIKA. Director Kibwe Tavares brings this together with a vast film fantasy, thick with atmosphere. Sisters Aisha and Abhaya are seeking refuge from a violent homeland. We encounter them washed ashore in a strange land; a fireside ritual; Blade Runner-style cityscapes, and a huge augmented-reality Spirit. Tickets from £18.50 Friends 2 for 1 Opening Night or 20% off all performances Groups (8+) £4 off (Stalls & Dress) Concessions £3 off Concessions subject to availability

Welcome back!

We’re pleased to welcome you back to the Festival Theatre Café Alongside our wonderful autumn season of busy shows we will be open from Monday to Saturday at 11am for coffee, tea, cakes, soup, snacks, and soft & alcoholic drinks.

ents Stud off 20%

On show nights we’ll stay open until the show starts so you can fuel up for the excitement to follow! Remember that we don’t take reservations - just drop by and say hello

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Drama

Tue 26 to Sat 3O October 2O21

Evenings 7.30pm Matinees Thu & Sat 2.30pm The Studio Caught in a storm and miles from anywhere, Murdo decides to ask for the help of total strangers. But when he knocks on the door of a dark old house, the family inside seem to be expecting him. Whatever Murdo has stumbled upon, there’s no escaping it now. He steps into a long night of comic misunderstandings, sinister goings on and dangerous eccentricities. Keep an eye on Kurt…Don’t worry about the noises in the cellar…And never ask Louisa why she’s crying…! Plutôt la Vie & Lung Ha Theatre Company invite you on a gothic, comic romp in which you never know when an unexpected hiccup might occur. Tickets from £18.50 (excl. preview) Preview £12 tickets (Tuesday evening only) Concessions £10 tickets Concessions subject to availability

Plutôt la Vie & Lung Ha Theatre Company

Fri 29 & Sat 3O October 2O21

Evenings 7.30pm Matinee Sat 2.30pm King’s Theatre Winter 1919. Thomas Barclay is transported back in time, to the night he was the signalman who sent the fateful train onto the Tay Bridge, 40 years before. Written by Peter Arnott, directed by Ken Alexander, performed by Tom McGovern, this multi-award-winning Scots play examines society’s culture of blaming and shaming.

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“A beautifully pitched production” SCOTSMAN

Tickets from £18 Friends 20% off Groups (8+) £4 off (Stalls & Dress) Concessions £3 off Student Standby £10* Concessions subject to availability

Originally produced by A Play, a Pie and a Pint at Òran Mór, as a co-presentation with Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh.

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Drama

Tue 8 to Sat 12 February 2O22

Evenings 7pm Matinees Wed & Sat 2pm King’s Theatre Direct from London, the smash hit production of C.S. Lewis’ classic The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, voted the nations favourite book in 2019,is coming to the King’s Theatre. Step through the wardrobe this winter into the enchanted kingdom of Narnia. Join Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter as they wave goodbye to wartime Britain and embark on the most magical of adventures in a frozen, faraway land where they meet a Faun, talking Beavers, the noble king of Narnia, Aslan, and the coldest, most evil of all, White Witch. This critically acclaimed production is pure theatrical magic. Starring Samantha Womack as The White Witch. Tickets from £21.50 Friends 20% off all performances Groups (8+) £4 off (Stalls & Dress) Concessions £3 off (excl. Fri & Sat eves) Student Standby £10* Concessions subject to availability

Sat 12 February 2.00pm Sat 12 February 1.00pm

Thu 10 February 7.00pm

Tue 15 to Sat 19 February 2O22

Evenings 7.30pm Matinees Wed, Thu & Sat 2.30pm King’s Theatre Julian Clary and Matthew Kelly star in this funny and affectionate portrait of backstage life.

“Riotously funny” DAILY EXPRESS “A glorious play” DAILY TELEGRAPH Tickets from £21.50 Friends 20% off Groups (8+) £4 off (Stalls & Dress) Concessions £3 off (excl. Fri & Sat eves) Student Standby £10* Concessions subject to availability

Sat 19 Feb 2.30pm Sat 19 Feb 1.30pm

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Drama

Tue 22 to Sat 26 February 2O22 Evenings 7.30pm Matinees Wed, Thu & Sat 2.30pm Festival Theatre

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The National Theatre’s Olivier and Tony Award®-winning production returns to Edinburgh for one week only. Director Marianne Elliott’s ‘extraordinary and unmissable’ (Time) smash hit brings Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel to thrilling life on stage. Fifteen-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain. He is exceptional at maths, while everyday life presents some barriers. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched and he distrusts strangers. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbour’s dog, it takes him on a journey that upturns his world. Tickets from £21.50 Friends 20% off (excl. Fri & Sat) Groups (8+) £4 off (Stalls & Dress) Concessions £3 off (excl. Fri & Sat) Student Standby £10* Age 11+ Some strong language Concessions subject to availability Fri 25 February 7.30pm Fri 25 February 6.30pm

Thu 24 February 7.30pm

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Variety

Thu 21 October 2O21 7pm Festival Theatre

Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton star in Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical, featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21. Tickets from £15.50 Friends 20% off Concessions £2.50 off Age 12A Concessions subject to availability

Sat 6 November 2O21

Evening 7.30pm Matinee 2.30pm The Studio

An Evening with Nick Butter The Tales of an Extraordinary World First Expedition

In November 2019, Nick became the first person to run a marathon in every country in the world. Tales of muggings, warzones, dog attacks, exhaustion, and the diversity of our planet. His talk is accompanied with stunning photography and videography. Tickets from £20.50 Friends 20% off Concessions £2 off Concessions subject to availability

Tue 16 November 2O21 7.30pm Festival Theatre

One of the world’s most prolific and most popular authors joins Fiona Lindsay to discuss the new instalment in his much-loved Scotland Street series, Love in the Time of Bertie. Tickets from £23.50 £37 ticket available which includes book, Love in the Time of Bertie. There will be a book signing after the show.

Sat 29 January 2O22 7.30pm King’s Theatre

From 1965 to 1968 there wasn’t a bigger radio programme in Britain. Every Sunday afternoon, up to 15 million people would gather around the wireless to listen to Kenneth Horne and his merry crew get up to all sorts of mischief. Tickets from £15.50 Friends 20% off Groups (8+) £4 off (Stalls & Dress) Concessions £3 off Student Standby £10* Concessions subject to availability

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Variety

Mon 7 & Tue 8 February 2O22 7.30pm Festival Theatre

Dick & Angel Strawbridge, the stars of Channel 4 hit Escape to the Chateau are on the road again on their Dare To Do It tour with so much more to say. During this highly entertaining evening, the duo explains who they are, where they have come from, how they met and why they dared to do it! Tickets from £32.50 Concessions £3 off Concessions subject to availability

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Info Session: Sat 15 January, 11am Empire Rooms, Festival Theatre Final Performances: Sat 26 February, 3pm & 7pm The Studio

The Flames is a performance company for people age 50+ delivered by Tricky Hat Productions in partnership with Capital Theatres. Join us to create the work in just five sessions before performing in front of an audience. No previous experience is necessary. Cost Free

‘I love this theatre. I am really delighted that this redevelopment is being undertaken. This appeal needs the support of everybody.’ ELAINE C SMITH

Be part of our future With your help we can restore and transform the King’s Theatre to ensure it thrives for years to come

Find out all the ways you can support at capitaltheatres.com

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NOW BOOKING!

Mon 7 to Sat 12 March 2O22

Tue 15 to Sat 26 March 2O22

Tue 29 Mar to Sat 2 April 2O22

Tue 29 Mar to Sat 2 April 2O22

Tue 5 to Sat 9 April 2O22

Tue 12 to Sat 16 April 2O22

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Tue 1O to Sat 14 May 2O22

Tue 24 to Sat 28 May 2O22

Tue 6 to Sat 17 September 2O22

Tue 2O to Sat 24 September 2O22

Tue 11 to Sat 15 October 2O22

NOW BOOKING!

Tue 26 to Sat 3O April 2O22

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Proud to be dementia friendly These events and performances are suitable for people living with dementia, their family and friends.

Claire Symonds, Head of Creative Engagement Dawn-Claire Irvine, Creative Engagement Manager (Dementia Friendly Lead) Alex Howard, DementiaArts Editor and Creative Engagement Support Ailis Paterson, Creative Engagement Support

Songwriting Sprint Tue 12 October Mon 8 November Tue 14 December Mon 1O January

2.00pm – 3.00pm Live session on Zoom

A fun way to connect with others in our dementia friendly community who love music and lyrics. Each month, different themes provide the stimulus to share your stories and ideas with musician, Gus Harrower and the Capital Theatres team. In a quick 45 minutes, we write group songs set to familiar melodies which are then performed by Edinburgh’s dementia inclusive Forget Me Notes singers at our monthly Together In Song concerts. Cost Free To book please email dawn.irvine@capitaltheatres.com

Together In Song Mon 11 October Tue 16 November Mon 13 December 2.00pm – 3.00pm Live session on Zoom

Capital Theatres presents this series of dementia inclusive concerts in partnership with The Forget Me Notes Project. Each month, we live stream across Scotland, celebrating life’s stories through a series of playlists picked, songs written and also performed by people with lived experience of dementia who will be joined on stage by dancers from local dance schools. As we slowly emerge from one of the toughest periods of our lives, let’s join together and spread the joy and connection found through music. Cost Free To book please email dawn.irvine@capitaltheatres.com

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Brew and Blether Special Event Tue 5 October 2.30pm-3.30pm Live session on Zoom

Tea and ‘Jam’ Mon 27 September Mon 25 October Mon 29 November Mon 31 January

Join us online for a special workshop with Scottish Ballet followed by a brew and blether. To celebrate the arrival of Starstruck at Festival Theatre (see page 18 for tickets) Scottish Ballet will deliver a movement workshop for people living with dementia, their families and carers with inspiration taken from the ballet and music by Gershwin and Chopin. The workshop will offer seated and standing options to move in a safe and comfortable way with an experienced dance artist. Cost Free

11.00am-11.50am Live session on Zoom

To book please email dawn.irvine@capitaltheatres.com

Our monthly, dementia friendly celebration of music making and talent sharing. Everyone is welcome for this uplifting session of singing and dancing in your living room, gently led by professional musician, Gus Harrower. Participants are encouraged to bring along their instruments, singing voices, song suggestions and any other talent you would like to share. An energetic ‘jam’ session to kickstart your afternoon. Cost Free

Scottish Ballet The Nutcracker Inclusive Performance Thu 16 December

To book please email dawn.irvine@capitaltheatres.com

2.30pm

A relaxed and dementia friendly environment for people with additional needs and their families. See page 17 for tickets. Cost £12.50 Please book in person on 0131 529 6000 or at capitaltheatres.com

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Access Wheelchair users Please book wheelchair spaces in advance. All spaces have adjacent seats for companions Festival Theatre has 8 spaces in the stalls. The Studio has 2 spaces at the front. King’s Theatre has 8 spaces in the stalls. Assistance Animals are welcome at all three theatres Headsets and Personal Induction Loops Available for all performances. Collect from a member of staff on arrival. The number of headsets and loops are limited. Box Office staff can advise on best seats for reception. Captioning Captioning is a bit like subtitles on TV. Captions are shown on two raised display units either side of the stage. The text is in large print and delivered at the same time as the words are spoken or sung. Please mention if you wish to use this service when booking your tickets. BSL – Sign Language Interpreted A BSL Interpreter will stand on one side of the stage and interpret all spoken or sung speech. Please mention if you wish to use this service when booking your tickets. Audio Description Audio Description is a form of audio-visual translation. Through a headset (collect on arrival) a describer will tell you where the characters are on stage, what they are wearing, how they gesture and what the set looks like. Please mention if you wish to use this service when booking your tickets. Touch Tours Touch Tours of the set, costumes and props are usually available from one hour before the Audio Described show. Touch Tour tickets are free and should be requested in advance. Touch Tours are exclusively for those using the audio description service and their companions. Accessible Parking The Festival Theatre has a limited number of spaces available for accessible parking and pickup/dropoff in the courtyard. Please check with Stage Door for availability on 0131 662 1112. For full access information please visit: capitaltheatres.com/festival-access or capitaltheatres.com/kings-access. To request a large print, braille or audio brochure, please contact us on 0131 622 8410 30 Call 0131 529 6000 to book or to book a group (8+) call 0131 529 6005


Capital Theatres would like to thank all its supporters Principal Funder

Corporate Partners

Supporters CRUDEN FOUNDATION LIMITED The Viewforth Trust

Principal Patrons Kate and Gavin Gemmell Sir Tom and Lady Farmer Mr Roger Miller Hedley G Wright Supporting Patrons Geoff and Mary Ball Sir Ewan and Lady Brown Richard and Catherine Burns Reverend and Mrs David Dalglish Lady Elliot Bill and Janice Gammell Hamish and Alison Glen Malcolm and Avril Gourlay Bryan A. Hislop and Graeme Roberts Sir Raymond and Lady Johnstone Donald and Louise MacDonald Chris and Gill Masters Mr and Mrs Bruce Minto Walter and Norma Nimmo Bryan Rankin Bruce and Eileen Ritson David Rodgers Alastair and Elizabeth Salvesen Jim and Isobel Stretton Dame Joan Stringer and Roel Mali David and Terri Warnock

Patrons Geoffrey and Tish Alderson The Cameron Family James and Patricia Cook Colette Grant George Gwilt Shields and Carol Henderson Wren and Phyll Hoskyns-Abrahall Alan M Johnston Lesley Knox Roxane Laird Craig Ralph Lutton Christine and Stewart Mackay Vivienne A McCulloch Lynda McGrath Sir Ronald and Lady Miller Martin Reynolds Christine Richard OBE and Fiona Richard Lord Ross Derek and Ann Shepherd Margaretha Walker Ged and Nikki Welch

Capital Theatres is helping to inspire a lifelong love of theatre thanks to the extraordinary commitment of our supporters. If you would like to get involved please email support@capitaltheatres.com

And all those who prefer to remain anonymous

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