BRADFORD THEATRES ANNOUNCE SUMMER 2017 SEASON

April

The Wedding Singer - Tuesday 25 – Saturday 29 April, Alhambra Theatre
Captioned: Fri 28 Apr 8.30pm, Audio Described: Sat 29 Apr 2.30pm
Don’t miss your chance to join the party of the year – with a musical that promises to get you up dancing faster than your Dad at a wedding, packed with songs which capture all the fun and energy of the Adam Sandler smash-hit film. Starring Ray Quinn, Ruth Madoc and Roxanne Pallett.

May

Dirty Dancing - Monday 1 – Saturday 6 May, Alhambra Theatre
Signed: Thur 4 May 7.30pm, Captioned: Fri 5 May 8.30pm, Audio Described: Sat 6 May 2.30pm
Exploding with heart-pounding music, breathtaking emotion and sensationally sexy dancing. Seen by millions across the globe this worldwide smash-hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny and features 35 hit songs, including Hungry Eyes, Hey Baby, Do You Love Me? and the heart stopping (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life. Suitable for ages 13+.

The Commitments - Monday 8 – Saturday 13 May, Alhambra Theatre
Signed: Thur 11 May 7.30pm, Captioned: Fri 12 May 7.30pm, Audio Described: Sat 13 May 2.30pm
The Commitments is a fantastically feel good celebration of soul. Direct from a phenomenally successful, record-breaking two year run in London’s West End, The Commitments is based on the BAFTA award-winning film classic. OVER 20 SOUL CLASSICS LIVE ON STAGE! Suitable for ages 12+.

Murder Mystery Dinner ShowsDeath on the Alhambra Express - Monday 15 May, Dying to Tell You - Tuesday 16 May, Who Wants to Die a Millionaire - Wednesday 17 May at Restaurant 1914 at The Alhambra Theatre. Entertainment by It’s Murder. Includes a three course dinner.

All Or Nothing - Thursday 18 – Saturday 20 May, Alhambra Theatre
In 1964, a new phenomenon exploded onto the dingy British streets. It was the essence of all that was cool. It was Mod. Featuring the music of The Small Faces, including an arsenal of brilliant hits like Whatcha Gonna Do About It, Lazy Sunday, Tin Soldier, Sha La La La Lee, Itchycoo Park and of course All Or Nothing.

Count Arthur Strong The Sound of Mucus - Wednesday 17 May, King’s Hall, Ilkley
Extra date added due to popular demand! Recommended age 14+

Russell Kane Right Man, Wrong Age - Thursday 25 May, King’s Hall, Ilkley. Recommended age 14+

June

Joe Longthorne - Thursday 1 June, King’s Hall, Ilkley

Darkside - performing The Pink Floyd Show - Saturday 3 June, King’s Hall, Ilkley

Funny Girl - Tuesday 6 – Saturday 10 June, Alhambra Theatre
Signed: Thur 8 June 7.30pm, Captioned: Fri 9 June 7.30pm, Audio Described: Sat 10 June 2.30pm
This ‘utterly irresistible’ (The Sunday Times) new production of Funny Girl stars Olivier Award-winning Sheridan Smith as Fanny Brice. Boasting some of the most iconic songs in film and theatre history, including People and Don’t Rain On My Parade.

The Comedy Dinner Shows: Edmund & Queenie – Friday 2 June and Del & Rodney - Saturday 3 June at Restaurant 1914 at The Alhambra Theatre. Entertainment by Laughlines Comedy Entertainment. Includes a three course dinner.

Graeme of Thrones - Monday 5 June, King’s Hall, Ilkley
Avid ‘Thrones’ fan Graeme recreates his favourite fantasy saga on stage. This critically-acclaimed theatrical journey through the Seven Kingdoms comes direct from sold-out shows in London’s West End and Australia. Recommended age 16+

Jimmy Carr The Best Of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour, Sunday 11 June, Alhambra Theatre. Recommended age 16+

The Legend Continues The King of Pop - Thursday 15 June, Alhambra Theatre
Starring leading Michael Jackson tribute artist Navi and Michael Jackson’s iconic guitarist, Jennifer Batten.

Bowie Experience - Friday 16 June, Alhambra Theatre
Bowie Experience is a spectacular concert featuring all of David Bowie’s hits – celebrating the music of one of the world’s greatest pop icons.

Stewart Lee Content Provider - Saturday 17 June, Alhambra Theatre
Join us for Stewart’s first brand new full-length show since the award-winning Carpet Remnant World. Recommended age 16+

The First Hippo on the Moon - Tuesday 20 June, King’s Hall, Ilkley
From bestselling children’s author David Walliams, comes an explosively funny space adventure for all the family. Two big hippos. One ENORMOUS dream. Who can make it to the moon first? A fantastical adventure featuring puppetry, music, mayhem. Suitable for ages 3+

Bradford Literature Festival - An Evening of Comedy - Friday 30 June and Lyrical Mehfil - Saturday 1 July, The Studio

Bradford Literature Festival - Exciting events at the Alhambra Theatre on Sunday 9 July. Details to be confirmed.

Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr Fox - Tuesday 27 June – Sunday 2 July, Alhambra Theatre
Signed: Fri 30 June 7pm
A juicy tale of greed, pride and the power of friendship, this flagship production for the Roald Dahl centenary celebrations, promises a dahlicious theatrical feast with live music and songs and gloriumptious designs. A wondercrump treat for the whole family! Suitable for ages 5+

July

The Addams Family - Tuesday 4 – Saturday 8 July, Alhambra Theatre
Captioned: Wed 5 July 7.30pm, Signed: Thur 6 July 7.30pm Audio Described: Sat 8 July 2.30pm
Everyone’s favourite kooky family are now on stage in the UK premiere of this spectacular musical comedy from the writers of multi award-winning hit musical Jersey Boys, with music and lyrics by Tony Award nominated Andrew Lippa. Starring Samantha Womack as Morticia, Carrie Hope Fletcher as Wednesday, Cameron Blakely as Gomez and Les Dennis as Uncle Fester.

Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story - Wednesday 12 – Saturday 15 July
Captioned: Fri 14 July 7.30pm, Audio Described: Sat 15 July 2.30pm
A cast of phenomenally talented actors and musicians tell Buddy Holly’s story. Featuring two terrific hours of the greatest songs ever written, including That’ll Be The Day, Oh Boy, Rave On, La Bamba, Chantilly Lace, Johnny B Goode, Raining In My Heart, Everyday, Shout and many many more.

La Cage Aux Folles - Tuesday 18 – Saturday 22 July, Alhambra Theatre
Signed: Thur 20 July 7.30pm, Captioned: Fri 21 July 7.30pm, Audio Described: Sat 22 July 2.30pm
Georges and the dazzling drag artiste Albin, star of la Cage aux Folles, live an idyllic existence in the heart of St Tropez, but all may be about to change... Georges’ son announces his engagement to the daughter of a notorious right-wing politician and drama and hilarity ensue when a meeting of the parents forces them to cover up their vibrant lifestyle. Starring John Partridge, Adrian Zmed and Marti Webb.

SHOUT! The Swinging 60’s Sensation - Tuesday 25 – Saturday 29 July, Alhambra Theatre
Captioned: Fri 28 July 7.30pm, Audio Described: Sat 29 July 2.30pm
From cover-to-cover SHOUT! travels in time from 1960 to 1970 chronicling the dawning liberation of women. SHOUT! reflects that change through the unforgettable music of the time. Starring Helena Blackman (runner up on BBC1’s How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria in 2006) and Nikki Evans (X-Factor semi-finals in 2007)

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Monday 31 July – Saturday 5 August, Alhambra Theatre
Signed: Thur 3 Aug 7.30pm, Captioned: Fri 4 Aug 7.30pm, Audio Described: Sat 5 Aug 2.30pm
Winner of seven Olivier Awards and five Tony Awards® including Best Play, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time brings Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel to thrilling life on stage, adapted by two-time Olivier Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens and directed by Olivier and Tony Award®-winning director Marianne Elliott.

August

Murder Mystery Dinner Shows - Lethal Lovers - Tuesday 15 August and Masked Murder - Wednesday 16 August, Restaurant 1914 at The Alhambra Theatre. Entertainment by It’s Murder. Includes a three course dinner.

Comedy Dinner Shows - René & Edith - Thursday 17 Augustand Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! ABBA Comedy Murder Mystery Show - Friday 18 and Saturday 19 Augustat Restaurant 1914 at The Alhambra Theatre. Entertainment by Laughlines Comedy Entertainment. Includes a three course dinner.

Amateur

The Bradford Catholic Players presents Dirty Rotten Scoundrels - Thursday 22 – Saturday 24 June, Alhambra Theatre. It’s midsummer on The French Riviera where you will witness the twists, turns and great fun this musical reveals.

Coming Soon

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical - Saturday 9 – Saturday 16 September, Alhambra Theatre
Signed: Thur 14 Sept 7.30pm, Captioned: Fri 15 Sept 7.30pm, Audio Described: Sat 16 Sept 2.30pm
The Broadway and West End smash hit musical opens its first ever UK tour in Bradford! Beautiful tells the inspiring true story of Carole King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit song-writing team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history.

Love Letters - Monday 25 – Saturday 30 September, Alhambra Theatre
Signed: Thur 28 Sept 7.30pm, Captioned: Fri 29 Sept 7.30pm
Hollywood legends Ali MacGraw and Ryan O’Neal star in the upcoming UK tour of Love Letters, celebrated playwright AR Gurney’s enduring romance about first loves and second chances. Following a critically-acclaimed Broadway run and sellout US Tour, this stunning production comes to the Alhambra Theatre for eight performances only.

 

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