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Coming up at Edinburgh Playhouse…

From Alan Partridge preaching messages of hope and new ways of thinking to Russel Howard returning to the stage to set an entirely new definition for satirical comedy. Edinburgh locals have got a hilarious few months coming up…


Tue 19 Apr – Sat 23 Apr 2022

Meet Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of some happiness in her life. When a hot new doctor arrives in town, life gets complicated. With the support of her workmates Becky and Dawn, Jenna overcomes the challenges she faces and finds that laughter, love and friendship can provide the perfect recipe for happiness.

Brought to life by a ground-breaking, female-led creative team, this “warm, witty, wise and hilarious” (Express) hit features “one of the best scores in years” (The Stage) by the Grammy award-winning Sara Bareilles (Love Song, Brave) a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam) and direction by Tony® Award-winner Diane Paulus (Pippin, Finding Neverland).

‘Stratagem’ with Alan Partridge Live

Tue 26 Apr and Thu 26 May 2022

Over a multi-decade broadcasting career, this wonderful and surprisingly well-read man has brought delight to millions of ordinary people the nation over.

Which is why, with the country riven with discord, beset with disease, and niggled by bickering, Alan is touring the country with a message of hope, a new way of thinking.

Derren Brown: Showman

Tue 3 May – Sat 7 May 2022

The multi award-winning master of mind control and psychological illusion, Derren Brown, is at his very best on stage. His one-man shows have received wide critical acclaim and more Olivier wins and nominations than any other in history!

Now with his first brand new theatre show in six years, Derren Brown returns to astonish and amaze audiences up and down the country. The content of Showman remains a closely-guarded secret, but if you’ve seen him before, you know you’re in for a powerhouse treat!

Bill Bailey: En Route to Normal

Wed 25 May 2022

In this new show, Bill ponders these and other questions that this moment in history has thrown up and tries to see a way through the weird unreality of our new world. Tracing lines through chaotic moments in our past, Bill seeks out parallels where human resilience and our ability to endure has got us through times of strife.

Through music, songs, and memories, Bill considers our changing priorities, the wonder of dogs, how little things can keep you on track and rhapsodises on his new-found love of skydiving (and much more!).

Alan Carr – Regional Trinket

Fri 8 Jul and Sat 9 Jul 2022

Alan’s back on the road with a brand-new stand-up show ‘Regional Trinket’

From the exhilarating high of his star-studded wedding day to the low of lockdown stuck on a farm, a lot has changed since Alan’s last tour four years ago, including Alan. Nowadays, it’s all about finding happiness and joy in the small things – why be a national treasure when you can be a Regional Trinket?!

Russell Howard

Wed 13 Jul 2022

Hot on the heels of his critically-acclaimed hit Sky One show The Russell Howard Hour, and his global smash Netflix special RecalibrateRussell is back on stage where he belongs, making sense of a world that’s spinning out of control.

World domination is looming… he has grown darker, angrier and more satirical on stage. His sets deal with everything from foreign policy to his fear of death, and he rages as much as he teases” – THE SUNDAY TIMES

This and much much more is coming to the Edinburgh Playhouse over the next coming months, if you want to see what else is on click the link below:

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