It’s not all about the music as we welcome back Rambert Dance Company, Northern Ballet and tango superstars Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace with their new show Tango Moderno.
The Alhambra Theatre, King’s Hall, Ilkley and The Studio boast some great names in comedy this Autumn with Paul Chowdhry, Kerry Godliman, Phill Jupitus, Jerry Sadowitz, Tom Stade, Andy Parsons, Ed Byrne and Ken Dodd. Not to mention music from Lulu, The Bootleg Beatles in Concert, Steeleye Span and The Chicago Blues Brothers.
We look forward to the festive season with the fairy godmother of all pantomimes, Cinderella, starring Alhambra Theatre favourite Billy Pearce, singer and Loose Women panellist Coleen Nolan and stage star
Shane Nolan.
Adam Renton, General Manager Bradford Theatres says:
‘We are very much looking forward to our Autumn season, which is bursting with a variety of exciting productions. We welcome the Olivier award-winning West End show, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, which opens its first ever UK tour here in Bradford in September!
Two brand new musicals join us: The Band (featuring the songs of Take That and starring the winners from the BBC’s Let it Shine, Five to Five); and Cilla – The Musical, charting the spectacular rise of one of Britain’s best-loved entertainers. Dance is a firm favourite this season with return visits
by Rambert, Northern Ballet and Strictly Come Dancing favourites, Vincent & Flavia in Tango Moderno.’
Still Booking – July
Joe McElderry – Tuesday 25 July, Alhambra Theatre
Joe will be joined on stage by X Factor’s Lloyd Daniels and Any Dream Will Do runners-up Keith Jack and Ben James-Ellis. The show is full of classic songs as well as brand new tracks, including Daydream Believer, Love is All Around, I’m into Something Good and the hit new single Gloria.
Beautiful – The Carole King Musical - Saturday 9 – Saturday 16 September, Alhambra Theatre
Captioned: Wed 13 Sept 7.30pm, Signed: Thur 14 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.
Sincerely Yours - The Vera Lynn Story - Tuesday 12 September, King’s Hall, Ilkley
Les McKeown’s Bay City Rollers - Friday 15 September, King’s Hall, Ilkley
Paul Chowdhry Live Innit - Thursday 21 September, King’s Hall, Ilkley (Recommended age 12+)
The Three Degrees in Concert plus Live Band and Support - Saturday 23 September, King’s Hall, Ilkley
Benjamin Grosvenor (Piano) – Friday 29 September, Bradford Cathedral – Part of Bradford International Classical Concert Season 2017/18: Bradford 30th Chamber Season
Northern Ballet – A Celebration of Sir Kenneth MacMillan Master Choreographer
Thursday 5 – Saturday 7 October, Alhambra Theatre
Northern Ballet brings dance history to the heart of Yorkshire as it performs a tribute to internationally celebrated choreographer Sir Kenneth MacMillan, to coincide with the 25th Anniversary of his death.
Grease - Monday 9 – Saturday 14 October, Alhambra Theatre
Signed: Thur 12 Oct 7.30pm, Captioned: Fri 13 Oct 5.30pm, Audio Described: Sat 14 Oct 5pm
He’s the one that you WANT! Tom Parker, from the UK’s top boy band The Wanted, is to star in his first ever theatrical role as ‘bad boy’ Danny in Grease! Also starring Over The Rainbow winner Danielle Hope as Sandy and EastEnders’ and Strictly Come Dancing’s Louisa Lytton as Rizzo.
The Tiger Who Came to Tea Live On Stage! - Tuesday 17 & Wednesday 18 October, King’s Hall, Ilkley
Following a smash-hit West End season, the tea guzzling tiger is back on the road in this delightful family show; packed with oodles of magic, sing-a-long songs and clumsy chaos!
One Night of Elvis Lee ‘Memphis’ King - Friday 20 October, King’s Hall, Ilkley
The Band - Tuesday 17 – Saturday 28 October, Alhambra Theatre
Captioned: Mon 23 Oct 7.30pm, Signed: Thur 26 Oct 7.30pm, Audio Described: Fri 27 Oct 5pm
Written by award-winning writer Tim Firth, THE BAND is a beautiful story for anyone who grew up with a boyband and how those songs became the soundtrack to their lives. Featuring the music of Take That, Britain’s most successful boyband of all time, whose songs include Never Forget, Back For Good, A Million Love Songs, Greatest Day, The Flood, Relight My Fire, Shine and Rule the World, the show stars the winners from the BBC’s Let it Shine, Five to Five. (Take That do not appear in this production but are the producers).
An Evening with Kristina Rihanoff & Tristan MacManus - Monday 23 October, King’s Hall, Ilkley
An Evening with Pam Ayres - Tuesday 24 October, King’s Hall, Ilkley
Blood Brothers - Monday 30 October – Saturday 4 November, Alhambra Theatre
Signed: Thur 2 Nov 7.30pm
Few musicals have received quite such acclaim as the multi-award-winning Blood Brothers. Lyn Paul returns to the iconic role she has played many times in the West End. Lyn rose to fame as a member of the pop group New Seekers whose number one hits include I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing.
Kerry Godliman Stick or Twist - Thursday 2 November, The Studio
Lulu - All About the Music – Sunday 5 November, Alhambra Theatre
Phill Jupitus - Juplicity - Monday 6 November, King’s Hall, Ilkley (Recommended age 14+)
Tango Moderno - Tuesday 7 – Saturday 11 November, Alhambra Theatre
Tango Moderno is the irresistible hot new stage spectacular from tango superstars Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace. Dance partners for over two decades, world champions, Strictly Come Dancing favourites and West End stage stars Vincent and Flavia bring together their famous tango style with dazzling theatrical flair to give you a Tango for Today.
Jerry Sadowitz - Comedian, Magician, Psychopath! - Friday 10 November, The Studio (Strictly over 18s only!)
Rose Hsien (Violin) and Ivan Moshchuk (Piano) - Friday 10 November, Bradford Cathedral – Part of Bradford International Classical Concert Season 2017/18: Bradford 30th Chamber Season
Tom Stade - I Swear - Friday 17 November, King’s Hall, Ilkley (Recommended age 16+)
Rambert Dance Company - Ghost Dances plus other works – Wednesday 15 – Friday 17 November,
Alhambra Theatre. Signed: Thur 16 Nov 7.30pm. Post-show Q&A, Wed 15 November – free to ticket holders
Christopher Bruce’s masterpiece, Ghost Dances, is possibly the most popular work in Rambert’s history. It tells stories of love and compassion, as death – in the form of the iconic ‘ghost dancers’ – interrupts the daily lives of a series of ordinary people. The programme also includes percussion-fuelled party-piece A Linha Curva and new dance theatre creation by rising star Ben Duke, inspired by the music and spirit of
Nina Simone.
The Ken Dodd Happiness Show - Saturday 18 November, Alhambra Theatre
Andy Parsons - Peak Bullsh*t - Monday 20 November, King’s Hall, Ilkley (Recommended age 14+)
Message In A Bottle - A Tribute to The Police - Thursday 23 November, King’s Hall, Ilkley
Hairspray - Monday 20 – Saturday 25 November, Alhambra Theatre
Signed: Thur 23 Nov 7.30pm, Audio Described: Sat 25 Nov 2.30pm
It’s Baltimore, 1962 where Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, is on a mission to follow her dreams and dance her way onto national TV. Starring Brenda Edwards (X Factor, Chicago), Matt Rixon (The Ladykillers), Norman Pace (Hale & Pace) and Layton Williams (Bad Education), Hairspray features the hit songs Welcome To The 60s, You Can’t Stop The Beat, The Nicest Kids in Town and many more.
Cilla – The Musical - Tuesday 28 November – Saturday 2 December, Alhambra Theatre
Signed: Thur 30 Nov 7.30pm, Captioned: Fri 1 Dec 7.30pm, Audio Described: Sat 2 Dec 2.30pm
The new spectacular and heart-warming musical adaptation of the critically acclaimed hit ITV television series by Bafta Award winner, Jeff Pope. It tells the extraordinary story of the ordinary teenage girl from Liverpool whose teenage dreams of stardom lead to her becoming one of Britain’s best loved entertainers of all time.
The Endellion String Quartet - Friday 1 December, Bradford Cathedral – Part of Bradford International Classical Concert Season 2017/18: Bradford 30th Chamber Season
Steeleye Span - Monday 4 December, King's Hall, Ilkley
The Bootleg Beatles in Concert - Wednesday 6 December, Alhambra Theatre
The Chicago Blues Brothers - Friday 8 December, Alhambra Theatre
Ed Byrne Spoiler Alert - Saturday 9 December, Alhambra Theatre (Recommended age 16+)
Comedy Dinner Shows – Del & Rodney – Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 December at Restaurant 1914 at The Alhambra Theatre. Entertainment by Laughlines Comedy Entertainment. Includes a three course dinner.
Comedy Dinner Shows – Edmund & Queenie – Wednesday 13 December at Restaurant 1914 at The Alhambra Theatre. Entertainment by Laughlines Comedy Entertainment. Includes a three course dinner.
Cinderella - Saturday 16 December 2017– Sunday 28 January 2018, Alhambra Theatre
Signed: Thur 21 Dec 2.30pm & Fri 12 Jan 1pm, Audio Described: Wed 3 Jan 2pm & 7.15pm, Captioned: Sun 14 Jan 1pm. Relaxed Performance: specially designed to welcome people with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, learning disability or sensory and communication disorder – Tuesday 16 January, 6pm
Join us at the greatest Yorkshire pantomime of them all, Cinderella, starring Alhambra Theatre favourite Billy Pearce, singer and Loose Women panellist Coleen Nolan and stage star Shane Nolan. Cinderella will feature all of the ingredients of the perfect pantomime; a fabulous cast and orchestra, laugh-out-loud comedy, stunning scenery, 3D special effects, beautiful costumes and plenty of boos and hisses for all the
family to enjoy.
DM Academy presents It’s Christmas Words - Thursday 7 December, Alhambra Theatre

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