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Coming up at The King’s Theatre

Stand up Legends John Shuttleworth and Dylan Moran are taking to the stage at King’s Theatre over the next few months along side more huge names!

King’s Theatre Glasgow, one of Scotland’s most historic and prominent theatres, opened in 1904 and has since hosted top artists and productions. It is well-known for its Christmas pantomimes, but it also provides a high-profile venue for Glasgow’s thriving amateur groups. Today, the theatre continues to put on top-notch performances in a variety of genres. We’ve collated a list of what’s coming up at The King’s Theatre over the coming months.

March

John Shuttleworth’s Back! – Wed 23 Mar 2022

Years of strenuous DIY, not to mention playing his organ whilst perched upon a multi pack of Diet Sprite with no lumber support, has taken its toll.

But – ever the trouper – John returns to the Glasgow International Comedy Festival to regale audiences with an evening of his classic songs (plus new ones and hilarious ‘back’ stories), pausing only to reapply his deep heat rub!

Hairspray The Musical – Mon 28 Mar – Sat 2 Apr 2022

Welcome to the 60s, where everyone’s grooving to a brand-new sound! Enter our vivacious heroine Tracy Turnblad, who has big hair, a big heart, and big dreams to dance her way onto national TV, and into the heart of teen idol Link Larkin. When Tracy becomes a local star, she is able to use her newfound fame to fight for liberation, tolerance, and interracial unity in Baltimore. But can she win equality – and Link’s heart – without denting her ’do?

April

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Tue 5 Apr – Sat 9 Apr 2022

inner of the Olivier Award and Tony Award® for Best Play, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time brings Mark Haddon’s international best-selling novel to thrilling life on stage in a dazzling adaptation by two-time Olivier Award winner Simon Stephens and directed by Olivier and Tony Award® winner Marianne Elliott (War HorseCompany).

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.

Waitress – Tue 12 Apr – Sat 16 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).

May

The ELO Experience – Electric Light Orchestra – Wed 18 May 2022

The legacy left by Jeff Lynne & The Electric Light Orchestra barely needs any introduction – suffice to say that between 1972 and 1986 they achieved more combined UK and US Top 40 hits than any other band on the planet! ‘10538 Overture’, ‘Evil Woman’, ‘Living Thing’, ‘Diary of Horace Wimp’, Don’t Bring me Down’ and of course ‘Mr Blue Sky’ went on to become the soundtrack of our lives.

In 2016 Jeff Lynne’s ELO came back to prominence with the release of a brand new album – Alone In The Universe and a UK and World tour. The ELO Experience Tour will include the greatest hits from an extensive and impressive back catalogue spanning over 45 years.

Dylan Moran – Sun 15 May 2022

Why do you always do stuff like that? Why do you never do the other really great things where it’s much, much better – and afterwards you don’t want to saw off your own face and post it back to yourself with not quite enough stamps?

Also, learn how to make breakfast not even knowing you are out of bed. Diagnose the mirror, reason with the mice and boil yoghurt blindfolded. Enjoy the fruits of hurtling cognitive decline and your neighbours sprawling ghastliness, absence of humanity and so, so much more.

With all these and many more performances at the King’s Theatre click below to find out what else is happening…

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