Six shows not to miss as Edinburgh's King's and Festival Theatres reveal spring/summer seasons

THE King’s and Festival Theatres have announced their Spring and Summer seasons and there really is something for everyone.

Tuesday, 31st December 2019, 4:57 pm
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However, with so much choice, what should you spend your hard earned cash on. Here Evening News Entertainment Editor Liam Rudden picks his highlights...

COMEDY: I’m Sorry I Haven’t Got A Clue, Festival Theatre, 17 January

BBC Radio’s multi award-winning antidote to panel games returns to the stage in 2020 with Tim Brooke-Taylor, Tony Hawks, Miles Jupp, Richard Osman and host Jack Dee.

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PLAY: Ten Times Table, King’s Theatre, 3-8 February

ROBERT Daws leads a star cast in the classic Ayckbourn comedy.

In the long-since ‘grand’ ballroom of the local Swan Hotel, a miscellaneous assemblage gather to conduct the business of the Pendon Folk Festival, led by excitable chairman Ray.

Unfortunately for Ray, his calamitous committee quickly divides, as his wife Helen has a bone to pick…

MUSICAL: SIX, Festival Theatre, 4-9 February

FROM Tudor queens to pop princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII finally take to the mic to tell their tales, remixing 500 years of historical heartbreak into an 80-minute celebration of 21st century girl power.

MUSICAL: Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Festival Theatre, 3-7 March

THE smash-hit musical featuring Layton Williams and EastEnders’ Shane Richie reprising their West End roles comes to Edinburgh.

Jamie New is 16 and lives on a council estate in Sheffield - he doesn’t fit in. Terrified about the future, he is going to be a sensation.

DRAMA: Ghost Stories, King’s Theatre, 14-18 April

ANDY Nyman and Jeremy Dyson’s worldwide cult phenomenon is set to thrill Edinburgh for the first time.

Enter a nightmarish world of twists and turns, where all your deepest fears and disturbing thoughts are imagined live on stage.

CLASSIC: The Birthday Party, King’s Theatre, 5-9 May

SET in a dilapidated seaside boarding house the mysterious Stanley Webber receives a visit from two sinister strangers, Goldberg and McCann.

They arrive on Stanley’s birthday - or is it?

What do they want and why do they want to turn Stanley’s quiet world upside down?

The Everyman Theatre Company, brings together a star cast to present Pinter’s darkly-comic masterpiece.

For tickets to all shows visit www.capitaltheatres.com