World-class skaters, a Yorkshire exclusive, the best in new comedy, Tevye and his five daughters, a magic grandfather clock, three little pigs, Romeo & Juliet, the Royal Shakespeare Company, Panto legend Billy Pearce ... oh and Postman Pat! It\'s a bumper season at Bradford Theatres with the biggest and best shows around and it\'s our Birthday! The Alhambra Theatre celebrates 100 years in 2014 and we are ready to party.
Adam Renton, General Manager Bradford Theatres says:
\"We\'re already planning our year ahead, which will be a very special one for the Alhambra Theatre as it celebrates its 100th anniversary.
There is plenty of family fun during the spring season: choose from a vast array of shows including Tom\'s Midnight Garden, Postman Pat, The Chuckle Brothers, Dinosaur Zoo, The Sooty Show, The Gruffalo and there\'s still time to get tickets for our magical pantomime, Aladdin!
We welcome internationally acclaimed companies, Northern Ballet, the Royal Shakespeare Company, Moscow City Ballet, Matthew Bourne and Disney, who bring The Lion King to Bradford on its only Yorkshire visit.
We appreciate your support and hope to see you, your friends and family at one of our venues very soon.\"
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.
The Hallé New Year Celebration - Part of the 2013/14 Orchestral Season, Sunday 5 January, St George\'s Hall
Moscow City Ballet - Romeo & Juliet and Don Quixote, Sunday 12 & Monday 13 January, St George\'s Hall.
Moscow City Ballet is currently at its outstanding artistic best - winning many new invitations to perform internationally. They make a welcome return to St George\'s Hall performing two classics; Romeo & Juliet and Don Quixote.
Abba Mania, Friday 17 January 2014, St George\'s Hall
Fawlty Towers - The Dinner Show Monday 27 & Thursday 30 January, Restaurant 1914
Magical Mozart by Candlelight Thursday 30 January, St George\'s Hall
Edmund & Co - The Dinner Show Friday 31 January, Restaurant 1914
Stephen K Amos -The Spokesman Friday 31 January & Saturday 1 February, The Studio
Fresh from the Edinburgh Festival, Amos is hitting the road with a brand new show and sharing with the UK the show which has been a smash hit success across Australia and New Zealand! Expect an evening of fun, warmth, big laughs and audience interaction from the master of feel-good comedy.
Shaken Not Stirred - The Dinner Show Saturday 1 February, Restaurant 1914
An hilarious parody to James Bond, this interactive comedy dinner show incorporates fun, hilarious comedy, a 007 themed quiz and songs.
Robin Cousins\' Ice, Tuesday 4 - Sunday 9 February, Alhambra Theatre
The greatest ice skaters from around the globe, including professionals from Dancing on Ice and Olympic skaters have come together to bring this incredible new production to life. ICE will draw you into its unique world, where world-class skaters glide, soar, flip and fly in a truly theatrical setting. ICE features a powerful soundtrack of original music and reworked modern classics designed to delight and enthral.
King of Pop - The Legend Continues... Starring Navi Friday 7 February, St George\'s Hall
Postman Pat Live - It\'s Showtime! Saturday 8 February, St George\'s Hall
See Postman Pat and his friends live on stage, with an exciting new story based around a forthcoming feature film. Suitable for 3-6 year olds.
Tom\'s Midnight Garden, Tuesday 11 - Saturday 15 February, Alhambra Theatre. Signed: Thu 13 February, 1.30pm
The Birmingham Stage Company is proud to present this classic story, following their acclaimed productions of James and the Giant Peach and Horrible Histories. If you\'re looking for a magnificent family adventure, book your tickets now - while there\'s still Time!
The Straits- The Sound of Dire Straits, Wednesday 12 February, St George\'s Hall
Blood Brothers, Monday 17 - Saturday 22 February, Alhambra Theatre. Signed: Fri 21 February, 7.30pm
Written by Willy Russell, few musicals have received quite such acclaim as the multi-award winning Blood Brothers. Bill Kenwright\'s production recently surpassed 10,000 performances in London\'s West End, one of only three musicals ever to achieve that milestone. It has been affectionately christened the Standing Ovation Musical, as inevitably it \'brings the audience cheering to its feet and roaring its approval\' Jack Tinker, Daily Mail.
Psychic Sally - On The Road, Tuesday 18 February, St George\'s Hall (For entertainment purposes only)
RSC First Encounter: The Taming of the Shrew, Thursday 20 - Saturday 22 February, St George\'s Hall
The Royal Shakespeare Company comes to Bradford with a brand new production created specifically for younger audiences.
Fiddler On The Roof, Tuesday 25 February - Saturday 1 March, Alhambra Theatre. Captioned: Fri 28 February, 7.30pm. Audio Described: Sat 1 March, 2.30pm. Signed: Sat 1 March, 7.30pm
From the award-winning producers of The King and I and High Society comes a new production of one of the world\'s favourite musicals, directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood, the nation\'s favourite Strictly Come Dancing judge and master of the musical stage. Also starring the celebrated and acclaimed actor, director and writer, Paul Michael Glaser (Starsky in the iconic 70s TV series Starsky & Hutch) in the lead role of Tevye.
The Chuckle Brothers - 2014 Space Oddity, Thursday 27 February, St George\'s Hall
Vienna Tonküstler Orchestra- Part of the 2013/14 Orchestral Season, Friday 28 February, St George\'s Hall
Yorkshire Regional 2014 Brass Band Championships, Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 March, St George\'s Hall
Matthew Bourne\'s Swan Lake, Tuesday 4 - Saturday 8 March 2014, Alhambra Theatre
Firmly crowned as a modern day classic, Matthew Bourne\'s powerful, provocative and totally original interpretation of Tchaikovsky\'s Swan Lake turned tradition upside down and took the dance world by storm, collecting over 30 international theatre awards, including three Tonys.
Nigel Kennedy - Bach & More, Tuesday 4 March, St George\'s Hall
Tom Wrigglesworth - Utterly At Odds With the Universe, Friday 7 March, The Studio
The Definitive Rat Pack - Starring Mark Adams, Stephen Triffitt & George Daniel Long, Saturday 8 March, St George\'s Hall
Brassed Off, Tuesday 11 - Saturday 15 March, Alhambra Theatre. Captioned: Wed 12 March, 7.30pm. Audio Described: Sat 15 March, 2.30pm.
From the producers of \'To Sir, With Love\' Brassed Off is a funny and heart-warming drama that reaches stirring heights as the local Clifton and Lightcliffe Brass Band perform the final scene live on the stage of the Alhambra Theatre. The cast is led by highly respected and accomplished actor, John McArdle, perhaps best known for his roles in Brookside, Firm Friends and Waterloo Road
Mike & The Mechanics - The Living Years 25th Anniversary Tour, Wednesday 12 March, St George\'s Hall. Plus special guest Sadie & The Hotheads fronted by Downton Abbey\'s Elizabeth McGovern
Patrick Monahan - Cake Charmer, Friday 14 March, The Studio
La Bohème, Thursday 20 March, St George\'s Hall
Disney\'s The Lion King, Friday 21 March - Saturday 10 May 2014, Alhambra Theatre
Set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains and to the evocative rhythms of Africa, Disney\'s The Lion King is a worldwide theatrical phenomenon. It has been seen by over 70 million people worldwide and is still drawing sell-out crowds at London\'s Lyceum Theatre in its 15th year. In March 2014 this award-winning production will begin its long anticipated season at the Alhambra Theatre. EXCLUSIVE YORKSHIRE VENUE!
An Evening Of Burlesque, Saturday 22 March, St George\'s Hall. Over 18\'s only
The Reduced Shakespeare Company presents THE BIBLE [The Complete work of God Abridged], Wednesday 26 March, St George\'s Hall
Northern Ballet\'s Three Little Pigs Thursday 27 March, St George\'s Hall
Following the fantastic sell-out success of Ugly Duckling, Northern Ballet is delighted to announce their latest ballet especially for children, Three Little Pigs. This is the perfect opportunity to introduce your little ones to the magic of live ballet, music and theatre.
A Night of Dirty Dancing - The Ultimate Tribute Show Friday 28 March, St George\'s Hall
Dinosaur Zoo, Friday 4 - Sunday 6 April, St George\'s Hall
Direct from the West End, Dinosaur Zoo brings these awesome prehistoric creatures to the stage as you\'ve never seen them before! From cute baby dinos to teeth-gnashing giants, observe and interact with these extraordinary life-like dinosaurs in this imaginative and hilarious live show followed by a meet & greet with the dinosaurs. Suitable for ages 3+.
Hot Flush!, Monday 7 April, St George\'s Hall
Starring LESLEY JOSEPH! Sex And The City meets Birds Of A Feather. The naughtiest musical in town. The ultimate girls\' night out!
Halfway to Paradise - The Billy Fury Story, Friday 11 April, St George\'s Hall
The European Union Chamber Orchestra - Part of the 2013/14 Orchestral Season, Saturday 12 April, St George\'s Hall. Great British cellist Julian Lloyd Webber returns to Bradford with his wife Jiaxin.
Tap Factory, Thursday 17 April, St George\'s Hall
This tremendously visual, and highly exciting show, features the world\'s best tap dancers and international musicians as they blend the art of percussion, with dance and acrobatics.
The Bohemians - A Night of Queen - As It Began, Wednesday 23 April, St George\'s Hall
The Sooty Show, Wednesday 23 April, King\'s Hall, Ilkley
Direct from Citv, Sooty heads into Ilkley in a fabulous new show to delight the whole family. Joining the nation\'s favourite bear will be Sweep, Soo and Sooty\'s TV Partner Richard Cadell.
The Gruffalo - Live on Stage! Thursday 24 - Saturday 26 April, St George\'s Hall
The Searchers, Friday 25 April, St George\'s Hall
Sarah Millican - Home Bird, Thursday 8 May, St George\'s Hall. SELLING FAST!
The Hallé - Part of the 2013/14 Orchestral Season, Saturday 10 May, St George\'s Hall
War Horse Monday 26 May - Saturday 14 June, Alhambra Theatre. Captioned: Fri 6 June, 7.30pm. Signed: Fri 13 June, 7.30pm. Audio Described: Sat 14 June, 2.30pm.
The National Theatre\'s award-winning production of War Horse is coming to The Alhambra Theatre as part of its first tour of the UK and Ireland. This is the only visit to Yorkshire! Filled with stirring music and some of the most innovative stagecraft of our time, War Horse is a remarkable tale of courage, loyalty and friendship, and an unforgettable theatrical experience.
Gerry Cross the Mersey an Evening with Gerry & the Pacemakers, Wednesday 28 May, King\'s Hall Ilkley
One Man Two Guvnors, Monday 21 - Saturday 26 July, Alhambra Theatre. Audio Described: Wed 23 July, 2pm. Signed: Sat 26 July, 7.30pm.
The National Theatre return to the Alhambra in Summer 2014 with One Man Two Guvnors \'THE FUNNIEST PLAY ON THE PLANET\' Daily Mail. Now seen by over 1 million people worldwide, this internationally acclaimed smash-hit is a glorious celebration of British comedy - a unique, laugh-out-loud mix of satire, songs, slapstick and glittering one-liners.
Singin\' in the Rain, Tuesday 2 - Saturday 13 September, Alhambra Theatre. Captioned: Thu 11 September, 7.30pm. Audio Described: Sat 13 September, 2.30pm. Signed: Sat 13 September, 7.30pm.
This spectacular show is packed full of the charm, romance, comedy and tinseltown glamour of one of the world\'s best loved movies and features all the songs from the glorious MGM score. Screen star Maxwell Caulfield plays studio boss R F Simpson and Coronation Street favourite Vicky Binns is the \'uniquely voiced\' starlet Lina Lamont.
Jimmy Carr - Funny Business, Saturday 29 November, St George\'s Hall. SELLING FAST!
Amateur shows at Bradford Theatres
Buttershaw St Paul\'s AODs presents Annie, Tuesday 21 - Saturday 25 January, St George\'s Hall
\'The sun will come out\' at St George\'s Hall in January, when one of the area\'s most successful amateur theatre groups present the ever popular rags to riches musical tale of hope and opportunity.
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: Phone/Counter - £1 per ticket plus postage charge where applicable
Online - £2.50 per ticket plus transaction fee of 50p