Something for everyone at Bradford Theatres in Spring 2016

There are fun-filled new musicals Last Night a DJ Saved My Life starring David Hasselhoff, Jackie The Musical and TOM A Story of Tom Jones The Musical; plus classics Chicago, The Sound of Music and cult phenomenon Rocky Horror Show.

Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures return with a gothic take on Sleeping Beauty, critically acclaimed
Nederlands Dans Theater 2 and the nation’s favourite ballroom couple Anton & Erin in their new show Just
Gotta Dance. From un-missable dramas Lord of the Flies and Royal Shakespeare Company’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream to opera classics Tosca and Carmen presented by Ellen Kent productions, we have it all, including everyone’s favourite Britain’s Got Talent champions Ashleigh and Pudsey in Mission Impudseyble!

If that wasn’t enough, we have a bumper season at St George’s Hall, King’s Hall in Ilkley and The Studio,
with great music from Heather Small, Lulu, Jack Jones and 80’s invasions with performances from Big
Country, Midge Ure, Nick Heyward and Curiosity Killed The Cat. Comedians Ed Byrne, Paddy McGuinness and Shazia Mirza at St George’s Hall and Dane Baptiste and Tom Stade at the Studio. For the children We’re Going on a Bear Hunt at St George’s Hall and Marvellous Imaginary Menagerie at King’s Hall Ilkley.

Adam Renton, General Manager Bradford Theatres says:
“Although the autumn months are only just upon us, we’re already looking forward to the spring season at Bradford Theatres, which promises to be a very exciting time. We welcome a diverse and dynamic range of productions to the Alhambra Theatre, including return visits from the Royal Shakespeare Company, teaming up with a local amateur theatre company; Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty; and Nederlands Dans Theater 2; as well as iconic musicals, Chicago and Richard O’Brien’s Rocky Horror Show.

We hope you will be as excited as we are about some of the long-running international musicals which make Yorkshire exclusive visits to our award-winning venue later in 2016: Billy Elliot The Musical, Wicked and Mary Poppins.”

December & January
Jack and the Beanstalk - Saturday 12 December 2015 – Sunday 24 January 2016, Alhambra Theatre
Signed: Thur 17 Dec 2.30pm, Sun 3 Jan 5pm, Tue 12 Jan 2pm, Audio Described: Wed 6 Jan 2pm & 7.15pm, Captioned: Sun 10 Jan 1pm. NEW: Relaxed Performance: Tue 12 Jan at 2pm.
West Yorkshire’s biggest and most spectacular pantomime stars Alhambra Theatre favourite Billy Pearce,
along with actress and television presenter Lisa Riley, John Challis (Only Fools and Horses) and Jake
Canuso (Benidorm).

The Hallé New Year Celebration Viennese Concert – Sunday 3 January 3pm, St George's Hall

Buttershaw St Paul’s Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society presents The King & I - Tuesday 26 – Saturday 30 January, St George's Hall

Basil & Co The Dinner Show (Entertainment by Laughlines Comedy Entertainment) – Thursday 28 &
Friday 29 January, Restaurant 1914 at the Alhambra. Doors 7pm, events start 7.30pm (includes a 3-course meal)

February
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt - Monday 1 & Tuesday 2 February, St George's Hall. Michael Rosen’s awardwinning book We’re Going On A Bear Hunt is brought vividly and noisily to the stage in this fun-filled adaptation.

Heather Small - The Voice of M People Live in Concert -Wednesday 3 February 7.30pm, St George's Hall
Paddy McGuinness - Daddy McGuinness - Thursday 4 February 8pm, St George's Hall
ABBA Mania - Friday 5 February 7.30pm, St George's Hall
Simply the Best Divas! - Saturday 6 February 7.30pm, St George's Hall
Ed Byrne - Outside Looking In - Sunday 7 February 8pm, St George's Hall

David Hasselhoff in Last Night A DJ Saved My Life - Tuesday 9 – Saturday 13 February, Alhambra
Theatre. A DJ Dad, a wild child daughter, and a trip to the party island of Ibiza with hits from the 80s and
90s. It’s going to be Hofftastic! Audio Described: Thur 11 Feb 7.30pm, Captioned: Fri 12 Feb 7.30pm

Jack Jones Sings Frank Sinatra - Celebrating 100 years of Frank Sinatra - Wednesday 10 February
7.30pm, St George’s Hall. In this show, Jack Jones lets us wander through the life of Frank Sinatra, with the music and the stories depicting Jack’s encounters with his friend over the years.

YolanDa Brown - Reggae Love Songs with special guests Omar Lye-Fook and Lemar - Friday 12
February 8pm, St George’s Hall. Double MOBO Award-winning Saxophonist YolanDa Brown brings some
sunshine to St George’s Hall with her special Valentine’s weekend show.

Chicago Blues Brothers - Saturday 13 February 7.30pm, St George’s Hall
The Sound of Music - Tuesday 16 – Saturday 20 February, Alhambra Theatre
One of the greatest musicals of all time returns to the stage in a magnificent new production to enchant the
young and the young at heart. Lucy O’Byrne, fresh from her success on BBC One’s The Voice, plays the
title role of Maria and award-winning actor and TV heart-throb Gray O’Brien plays the dashing Captain von
Trapp. Captioned: Fri 19 Feb 7.30pm, Audio Described: Sat 20 Feb 2.30pm

King of Pop The Legend Continues starring Navi - Thursday 18 February 7.30pm, St George’s Hall
Shazia Mirza - The Kardashians Made Me Do It - Friday 19 February 8pm, St George’s Hall

Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty - Tuesday 23 – Saturday 27 February, Alhambra Theatre
With sumptuous sets and costumes, evocative lighting and masterly storytelling you will be transported in
time from the halcyon days of the late Edwardian era through to the modern day. In a world full of magic,
fairies, vampires, love and romance, all brought to life by our uniquely talented dancers – will Princess
Aurora ever find her true love again?

Sing-a-long-a Grease - Thursday 25 February 7.30pm, St George’s Hall
The Elvis Years - The Story of the King - Thursday 25 February 7.30pm, King’s Hall Ilkley

March
William Golding’s Lord of the Flies - Tuesday 1 – Saturday 5 March, Alhambra Theatre
When a group of schoolboys survive a catastrophic plane crash, what starts as a desert island adventure
quickly descends into a struggle for survival in a darkly sinister world of superstition and immorality.
Captioned: Fri 4 March 7.30pm, Audio Described: Sat 5 March 2.30pm.

The Dire Straits Experience - Wednesday 2 March 7.30pm, St George's Hall. Featuring former Dire Straits members Chris White (on saxophone) and Chris Whitten (on drums).

80s Invasion Tour 2016 - Thursday 3 March 7.30pm, St George's Hall. The 80s Invasion Tour features the cream of music from the some of the most popular artists – Big Country, Midge Ure, Nick Heyward and
Curiosity Killed The Cat. The acts will perform their biggest hits – it’s all killers and no fillers – this is the
80s show not to be missed!

Whitney - Queen of the Night - Friday 4 March 7.30pm, St George's Hall
James Martin – Plates, Mates & Automobiles - Tuesday 8 March 7.30pm, St George's Hall

Tell Me On A Sunday - Tuesday 8 March 7.30pm, Alhambra Theatre
Following her acclaimed performance in the Watermill Theatre’s 2014 production of Calamity Jane, Jodie
Prenger now steps into Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black’s classic musical. Includes a post-show chat with Jodie about life, love and playing the role of Emma.

Anton and Erin - Just Gotta Dance - Wednesday 9 March 2pm & 7.30pm, Alhambra Theatre
Join the nation’s favourite ballroom couple when they return with a thrilling new show for 2016 to dazzle
audiences across the UK.

Big Girls Don’t Cry - Friday 11 March 7.30pm, St George’s Hall. Featuring the Eastcoast Boys celebrating the music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

An evening with Lulu – Sunday 13 March 7.30pm, St George’s Hall. The Grammy-nominated singer will be performing hits from her 50 year career, such as To Sir With Love, The Man Who Sold The World, Relight
My Fire, and of course Shout.

Rocky Horror Show - Monday 14 – Saturday 19 March, Alhambra Theatre
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 non-stop party! Signed: Thur 17
March 7.30pm, Audio Described: Fri 18 March 5pm. Post show parties Fri & Sat!

The Story of Guitar Heroes - Wednesday 16 March 7.30pm, St George's Hall
Islands in the Stream - The Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers Story - Friday 18 March 7.30pm, St George's Hall
Tap Factory - Tuesday 22 March 7.30pm, St George's Hall

Mission Impudseyble - Friday 25 – Sunday 27 March, Alhambra Theatre
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to join us for a brand new interactive spy adventure suitable for the whole family starring everyone’s favourite Britain’s Got Talent champions Ashleigh and Pudsey.

Jackie The Musical - Tuesday 29 March – Saturday 2 April, Alhambra Theatre
Starring Janet Dibley (The Two of Us, EastEnders, Fat Friends) Jackie The Musical is accompanied by a
pulsating sound track of classic 70’s hits. Thrill once more to the unmistakable sounds of pop idols Donny
Osmond, David Cassidy, Marc Bolan and many more in this fun and feisty night out. Signed: Thur 31 March 7.30pm, Audio Described: Sat 2 April 2.30pm.

The Searchers in Concert - Thursday 31 March 7.30pm, King's Hall Ilkley

April
Chicago The Musical - Monday 4 – Saturday 9 April, Alhambra Theatre
Created by the musical theatre talents of John Kander, Fred Ebb and legendary choreographer Bob Fosse, Chicago’s sexy, sassy score includes All That Jazz and Razzle Dazzle. Signed: Thur 7 April 7.30pm,
Captioned: Fri 8 April 7.30pm, Audio Described: Sat 9 April 2.30pm.

Marvellous Imaginary Menagerie - Friday 8 April 1.30pm, King's Hall Ilkley
Roll-up; roll-up, for the most magnifical, tremendible and fantasticulous experience in town! The caravan of
curiosities and its crew of mysterious misfits have arrived to entertain, amuse and beguile you.

Dane Baptiste Reasonable Doubts - Saturday 9 April 8pm, The Studio

The Royal Shakespeare Company in association with Leeds Arts Centre and The Alhambra Theatre present A Midsummer Night’s Dream: A Play For The Nation - Tuesday 12 – Saturday 16 April, Alhambra Theatre
This unique production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream is created by RSC professional actors and amateur theatre companies from all around the UK. In Bradford, Bottom and the Mechanicals will be played by members of Leeds Arts Centre. Captioned: Fri 15 April 7.30pm, Audio Described: Sat 16 April 1.30pm

Tom Stade You’re Welcome - Saturday 16 April 8pm, The Studio

Tom: A Story Of Tom Jones - The Musical - Tuesday 19 – Saturday 23 April, Alhambra Theatre
Step back in time to the dance halls, working men’s clubs and recording studios of the ’60s where the legend of Tom Jones was born: a Valleys boy with a heart-stopping voice who dreamed of making the big time, no matter what it took. Captioned: Thur 21 April 7.30pm, Signed: Fri 22 April 7.30pm, Audio Described: Sat 23 April 2.30pm

Suggs – My Life Story in Words & Music – Monday 25 April 7.30pm, Kings Hall Ilkley

Opera & Ballet International proudly presents two Ellen Kent Productions:
Tosca – Tuesday 26 April 7.30pm & Carmen – Wednesday 27 April 7.30pm, Alhambra Theatre
PUCCINI TOSCA - This traditional production is a heady mixture of true love, torture and treachery.
BIZET CARMEN - Featuring a spectacular dance sequence by Caspian – a majestic white Andalucian
stallion – ridden by Joe Butcher.

Nederlands Dans Theater 2 - Friday 29 & Saturday 30 April, Alhambra Theatre
Artistically directed by award-winning choreographer Paul Lightfoot, NDT2 presents 18 international dancers aged 18 – 23. With a winning combination of fresh exuberance and astonishing athleticism, NDT2 promise to thrill and entertain, performing a vibrant mixed repertoire of work.


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