The Signalman

Fri 29 Oct to Sat 30 Oct 2021

Evenings 7.30pm | Matinee Sat 2:30pm

King's Theatre

Box Office: 0131 529 6000

Ticket prices

From £18*

* Ticket prices include a contribution to the Theatres Development Fund. A £1 handling charge will be added if you ask us to post your tickets.

Friends Discount

Friends get 20% off

The Signalman

Winter 1919. Thomas Barclay is transported back in time, to the night when 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 play examines society’s culture of blaming and shaming.

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

Please Note: If you choose to have your tickets posted, this will take longer than normal and may take a few weeks. As an alternative, please consider using e-tickets, or printing your tickets at home.


The Signalman is an elegy: to human frailty, to mighty, all-consuming storms and all of the 'what ifs' that remain.

The List


A beautifully pitched production

The Scotsman


Riveting… McGovern gives a multi-layered performance

All Edinburgh Theatre



The Herald

Friends 20% off

Student Standby £10*

Concessions £3 off. Concessions are limited and may be withdrawn at any time.

Groups (8+) £4 off Stalls and Dress. Please note, groups cannot be booked online. If you wish to book a Group, please contact our dedicated Groups email, or phone number, 0131 529 6005.

School Groups (10+) £7 tickets, 1 free teacher with every 10 students. Please note, groups cannot be booked online. If you wish to book a Group, please contact our dedicated Groups email, or phone number, 0131 529 6005.

Discounts are available to people with disabilities, please call box office to buy your tickets. If you would like to book a wheelchair space or if you have any special requirements, please phone the box office who can advise. Our staff can be called on 0131 529 6000, by using Text Relay on 18002 0131 529 6003, or emailed at

From Monday 28 June 2021, the Box Office phones will be open Mon-Fri, 11-3pm.

* Student Standby tickets are subject to availability on the day of the performance and can only be purchased in person at the Box Office from 12pm. A valid Student or Young Scot ID is required. Only one ticket per card.

All discounts may be withdrawn at any time. 

Capital Theatres aim to be accessible to all. We are committed to making your visit to our theatres as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. All of our Front of House staff undergo disability awareness training and Dementia Friend Training and will be pleased to assist you should you require any information or help. 

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