Outstanding Autumn Season at Bradford Theatres
Bradford Theatres has it all this autumn... Will Young starring in a brand-new production of Cabaret, the critically acclaimed Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet Company celebrating their 10th anniversary, Lynda Bellingham and Christopher Timothy reunite in Kay Mellor's glorious comedy A Passionate Woman and the unmissable Slava Snowshow returns. We welcome some of the top comedians in the country including the infamous Russell Brand who stops off at St George's Hall as part of his world tour. The Studio is the place to see the new faces of stand-up and for all you cricket fans - In The Box at King's Hall, Ilkley welcomes the stars of BBC Radio's Test Match Special.
Adam Renton, General Manager Bradford Theatres says:
"We celebrate the 160th anniversary of St George's Hall in August, closely followed by the 148th orchestral season which opens in September. The Halle, our resident orchestra, is joined by Lesley Garrett. Plus there's ballet, comedy, pop and folk bands, opera and there'll even be chefs cooking live on stage!
At the Alhambra we host the very best in international dance with Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet and Northern Ballet; and quality drama with A Passionate Woman and To Sir With Love.
We're sure there's something for everyone at Bradford Theatres this season and we look forward to welcoming you to one of our venues very soon."
In the Box with the stars of BBC Radio's Test Match Special, Thursday 5 September, King's Hall Ilkley
Ralph Dellor once again hosts this hilarious and memorable evening with Test Match Special commentators and cricketing legends as they recall their favourite anecdotes from life In The Box. Joining Ralph will be former England captain, Mike Gatting, Chairman of Selectors, Geoff Miller and BBC Cricket Correspondent Jonathan 'Aggers' Agnew.
Sad Café, Friday 6 September, St George's Hall
The Manfreds Five Faces Tour, Saturday 7 September, St George's Hall
New Jersey Nights, Tuesday 10 - Saturday 14 September, Alhambra Theatre. Captioned: Fri 13 Sep 7.30pm. Audio Described: Sat 14 Sep 2.30pm. Signed: Sat 14 Sep 7.30pm.
The show is a spectacular celebration of the music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, and takes the audience on a nostalgic musical journey through the career of one of the biggest selling groups of all times. New Jersey Nights has smashed box office records right across the USA and UK and is proving to be one of the most successful touring shows of all times.
Jason Manford, Friday 13 - Saturday 14 September, St George's Hall. SELLING FAST!
Rocky Horror Show, Monday 16 - Saturday 21 September, Alhambra Theatre. Signed: Fri 20 Sep 5pm. Audio Described: Sat 21 Sep 5pm.
Bursting at the seams with timeless classics, including Sweet Transvestite, Damn It Janet and of course, the pelvic thrusting Time Warp, Richard O'Brien's Rocky Horror Show is a guaranteed non-stop party! Party on after the show - only available when the show's in Bradford: Thu 19, Fri 20 & Sat 21 Sep in The Studio - see website for details.
Kate Rusby, Thursday 19 September, St George's Hall
Dreamboys, Friday 20 September, St George's Hall
Sid's Show, Saturday 21 September, St George's Hall
Join Sid from CBeebies live on stage in a fantastic fun-filled adventure that'll knock your socks off! (Suitable for ages 3+)
An Evening with Billy Pearce, Tuesday 24 September, St George's Hall (Not suitable for children)
Stewart Lee - Much A-Stew About Nothing, Thursday 26 September, St George's Hall
Cabaret, Monday 23 - Saturday 28 September, Alhambra Theatre. Signed: Fri 27 Sep 7.30pm. Audio Described: Sat 28 2.30pm.
Direct from his award-nominated performance as Emcee, celebrated singer/songwriter Will Young reprises his role in Rufus Norris' acclaimed production of Cabaret. Since its Broadway premiere in 1966 and the famous movie version with Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey, Cabaret has won a staggering number of stage and screen awards including 8 Oscars, 7 BAFTAs and 13 Tonys. WEST YORKSHIRE EXCLUSIVE!
Showaddywaddy - 40th Anniversary Tour, Friday 27 September, St George's Hall
The Hallé - Part of the 2013/14 Orchestral Season, Saturday 28 September, St George's Hall
Resident orchestra the Halle opens the 2013/14 season with a magnificent concert full of drama and melody. Led by Sir Mark Elder with special guest soloist, patron Lesley Garrett.
Morgan & West -Time Travelling Magicians, Thursday 3 October, King's Hall Ilkley
Bradfactor Grand Final, Saturday 5 October, St George's Hall
Priscilla Queen Of The Desert The Musical, Monday 7 - Saturday 12 October, Alhambra Theatre. Signed: Thu 10 Oct 7.30pm. Captioned: Fri 11 Oct 5pm. Audio Described: Sat 12 Oct 2.30pm.
Based on the smash-hit movie, Priscilla is the heart-warming, uplifting adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship and end up finding more than they could have ever dreamed of. STARRING JASON DONAVAN! Party on after the show - only available when the show's in Bradford: Fri 11 & Sat 12 Oct in The Studio - see website for details.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Radio Show Live! Thursday 10 October, St George's Hall
Moscow Ballet La Classique - Nutcracker, Friday 11 October, St George's Hall
Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Moscow Radio - Part of the 2013/14 Orchestral Season, Saturday 12 October, St George's Hall
Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, Tuesday 15 & Wednesday 16 October, Alhambra Theatre.
Perform three works which perfectly illustrate their daring, athletic movement style. Indigo Rose was created by Jirˇi Kylian, one of the outstanding choreographers of the twentieth century. The piece was described by the Daily Telegraph as 'a clever medley of five dances, involving a breath-taking furl of white silk'. This young company, celebrating its 10th anniversary, is well on the way to becoming a world leader. Don't miss them. POST SHOW Q&A WITH THE COMPANY: Tue Eve - FREE to ticket holders
Bill Bailey Qualmpeddler, Friday 18 & Saturday 19 October, Alhambra Theatre
This show has the all classic Bill Bailey elements, trademark musical mash-ups, multi-lingual riffs, films, songs, philosophising and silliness on a grand scale - plus one amazing owl.
Daniel Sloss, Saturday 19 October, The Studio (Suitable for 14+)
Gotta Sing Gotta Dance, Tuesday 22 October, St George's Hall
Slava's Snowshow, Wednesday 23 - Sunday 27 October, Alhambra Theatre
Internationally acclaimed Slava's Snowshow, winner of the Time Out, Olivier and Drama Desk Awards for 'Unique Theatrical Experience' combines comedy and poignancy with stunning spectacle and breathtaking images culminating in a blinding, heart-stopping blizzard of a finale. An unmistakably unique, unmissable treat. Slava's Snowshow touches the heart and the funny bone and is packed with wonder and laughter for the whole family. (Not suitable for under 8's)
Peacock and Gamble -Heart-throbs, Wednesday 23 October, The Studio
An Evening with Joe Longthorne, Thursday 24 October, King's Hall, Ilkley
Ed Byrne - Roaring Forties, Saturday 26 October, St George's Hall (Suitable for 12+)
Puppetry of the Penis, Tuesday 29 October, St George's Hall (Not suitable for children)
Carnaby Street, Tuesday 29 October - Saturday 2 November, Alhambra Theatre. Captioned: Fri 1 Nov 7.30pm. Audio Described: Sat 2 Nov 2.30pm.
Carnaby Street is a stunning new musical, set against the backdrop of London's West End in the sixties, its iconic clubs, trendy fashions and eccentric characters, at a time full of hope and freedom, when the world is changing and anything seems possible.
Aida, Thursday 31 October, St George's Hall
Ellen Kent productions present a spectacular production of Verdi's Aida featuring the Chisinau National Opera and the National Philharmonic Orchestra.
Chris & Pui Roadshow, Friday 1 November, St George's Hall
Sandi Toksvig - My Valentine, Saturday 2 November, St George's Hall
The 67th Bradford (Yorkshire) Festival of Remembrance, Sunday 3 November, St George's Hall
To Sir with Love, Tuesday 5 - Saturday 9 November, Alhambra Theatre. Captioned: Wed 6 Nov, 7.30pm, Audio Described: Sat 9 Nov, 2.30pm.
With Matthew Kelly as Florian and Ansu Kabia as Ricky. Based on E R Braithwaite's autobiography and brilliantly adapted by Ayub Khan Din (East Is East), To Sir, With Love is the story of Ricky Braithwaite, an ex-RAF fighter pilot and Cambridge graduate who arrives in London in 1948. Taking the only job he can get, Ricky begins his first teaching post, in a tough but progressive East End school run by the enlightened headmaster 'Florian'.
Ready Steady Cook, Live on Stage, Thursday 7 November, St George's Hall
Featuring star host Russell Grant and TV chef Lesley Walters
Fascinating Aida Charm Offensive, Friday 8 November, St George's Hall
Alex Horne - Lies, Friday 8 November, King's Hall, Ilkley
The Magic of Motown, Saturday 9 November, St George's Hall
51 Shades of Maggie, Tuesday 12 - Thursday 14 November, St George's Hall
Direct from sell-out runs in Glasgow, Belfast and Dublin, comes smash hit comedy Fifty One Shades of Maggie, the best selling send-up of 50 Shades of Grey. (Not suitable for under 16's)
Northern Ballet's A Christmas Carol, Wednesday 13 - Saturday 16 November, Alhambra Theatre. Audio Described: Sat 16 Nov, 2.30pm
Ebenezer Scrooge. A squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous old sinner. One magical night. Three terrifying ghosts. A perfect tale for Christmas. Christmas comes early this year as Northern Ballet's heart-warming and hugely popular adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic tale returns to the stage.
Davidson and Digance - Together Again! Friday 15 November, St George's Hall
The Elvis Years, Saturday 16 November, St George's Hall
Thank You For The Music, Friday 22 November, St George's Hall
Paul Foot - Words, Friday 22 November, The Studio
Czech National Symphony Orchestra - Part of the 2013/14 Orchestral Season, Saturday 23 November, St George's Hall
A Passionate Woman, Monday 25 - Saturday 30 November, Alhambra Theatre. Signed: Thu 28 Nov, 7.30pm. Captioned: Fri 29 Nov 7.30pm. Audio Described: Sat 30 Nov 2.30pm.
Kay Mellor's glorious comedy stars Lynda Bellingham, Christopher Timothy, Polish film star Mateusz Damięcki and Peter McMillan. Most recently, Lynda Bellingham created the role of Chris in Calendar Girls playing to sold out houses in the West End and across the country. A Passionate Woman reunites her with Christopher Timothy for the first time since 1990 when they starred as James and Helen Herriot in the BBC's All Creatures Great and Small.
Steeleye Span, Tuesday 26 November, St George's Hall
Rent 20th Anniversary Concert, Wednesday 27 November, St George's Hall
West End Leading Lady and Atomic Kitten star Natasha Hamilton joins 'Superstar' runner up Rory Taylor in the critically acclaimed, fully staged concert production of Rent.
What the Ladybird Heard, Thursday 28 - Saturday 30 November, St George's Hall
Based on the award-winning picture book by Julia Donaldson & Lydia Monks Two crafty robbers, one tiny ladybird, and a whole farmyard of fun! (Suitable for ages 3+)
Gyles Brandreth - Looking for Happiness, Saturday 30 November, King's Hall, Ilkley
An evening with award-winning raconteur, Just A Minute regular and One Show reporter Gyles Brandreth.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Tuesday 3 - Saturday 7 December, Alhambra Theatre. Signed: Sat 7 Dec, 2pm.Audio Described: Sat 7 Dec 2pm.
Having enjoyed sensational reviews, Bill Kenwright's "Amazing", "Superb", "Wonderful" and "Brilliant" production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's sparkling family musical continues to enjoy huge success across the country with standing ovations at every performance.
Sarah Millican - Home Bird, Friday 6 December, St George's Hall. SELLING FAST!
Fawlty Towers Dinner Show, Tuesday 10 & Wednesday 11 December, Restaurant 1914 at the Alhambra
Wine Tasting, Thursday 12 December, Restaurant 1914 at the Alhambra
Beyond the Barricade at Christmas, Thursday 12 December, St George's Hall
Murder Mystery Evening, Friday 13 December, Restaurant 1914 at the Alhambra
The Twist - The Christmas Show Special, Friday 13 December, St George's Hall
Russell Brand, Saturday 14 December, St George's Hall
Aladdin - The Magical Pantomime Adventure, Saturday 14 December 2013 - Sunday 26 January 2014, Alhambra Theatre. Signed: Thu 19 Dec 13, 2.30pm, Fri 3 Jan 14, 7.15pm. Audio Described: Wed 8 Jan 14 2pm & 7.15pm. Captioned: Sun 19 Jan 14, 1pm.
Once again staged by the world's biggest pantomime producer, Qdos Entertainment, the show stars Bradford pantomime king Billy Pearce as Aladdin, who is joined by pop-sensation Chico, in the role of 'Slave of The Ring'. Established pantomime dame and musical theatre actor, Adam Stafford, stars as Widow Twankey and Japanese-born singer, actor and musician, Masashi Fujimoto, will play the role of The Emperor. Masashi is well-known to UK television audiences having starred in three series of the award-winning Channel 4 programme Banzai, playing Mr Banzai.
Ken Dodd - Happiness Show, Friday 20 December, St George's Hall
Amateur shows at Bradford Theatres
Stage 84 presents High School Musical, Thursday 3 - Saturday 5 October, Alhambra Theatre
Kala Sangam, Saturday 19 October, St George's Hall.
Bradford Catholic Players presents The Producers, Wednesday 20 - Saturday 23 November, Alhambra Theatre
DM Academy presents A Stroke of Christmas Genius, Saturday 7 December, St George's Hall
Robin Cousins' Ice, Tuesday 4 - Sunday 9 February 2014, Alhambra Theatre
Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake, Tuesday 4 - Saturday 8 March 2014, Alhambra Theatre
Disney's The Lion King, Friday 21 March - Saturday 10 May 2014, Alhambra Theatre
To book for all of these shows please contact the Box Office on 01274 432000 or visit our website bradford-theatres.co.uk
(Booking fees: Individual tickets: £1 per ticket plus postage charge where applicable; Online: £2.50 per ticket plus postage charge
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