Adam Renton, General Manager Bradford Theatres says:
“We hope you are looking forward to our exciting Autumn 2018 season – we’re sure you’ll agree that there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
We welcome a number of brand new productions which will be touring into the Alhambra Theatre this autumn, including An Officer and a Gentleman The Musical, Benidorm Live, Madagascar The Musical and Touring Consortium Theatre Company’s drama, Dracula.
Plus don’t miss your opportunity to book for Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed new production of Miss Saigon; or for a return visit of Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake, which has a fresh look for the 21st Century. Yorkshire’s biggest and most lavish pantomime, Aladdin, is a must-see treat this festive season too! We also have an array of personalities at King’s Hall in Ilkley, including Jimmy Osmond, Suggs and Susie Dent.
I look forward to welcoming you all to Bradford Theatres in the near future.”
Fame The Musical - Monday 27 August – Saturday 1 September, Alhambra Theatre
Signed: Fri 31 Aug 7.30pm, Audio Described: Sat 1 Sept 2.30pm
Featuring the Oscar-winning title song and a cast of outstanding dancers, singers, musicians and rappers as they transform from star struck pupils to superstars, Fame The Musical will indeed live forever. [Age recommendation 12+ with some sexual, drug, mental health references and mild swearing]
An Officer And A Gentleman - Monday 3 – Saturday 8 September, Alhambra Theatre
Captioned: Fri 7 Sept 7.30pm, Audio Described: Sat 8 Sept 2.30pm
The world premiere of a new musical that will simply sweep you off your feet! Its feel-good soundtrack includes the hit song from the movie Up Where We Belong along with many 80s classic anthems including Girls Just Want to Have Fun, Livin’ On A Prayer, Heart of Glass, Material Girl and The Final Countdown. [Please be advised An Officer and a Gentleman contains themes of an adult nature and strong language.]
Darkside: performing The Pink Floyd Show You Gotta Be Crazy Tour - Saturday 8 September, King's Hall, Ilkley
Susie Dent - The Secret Lives of Words - Monday 17 September, King's Hall, Ilkley
Miss Saigon - Wednesday 19 September – Saturday 20 October, Alhambra Theatre
Signed: Thur 4 Oct 7.30pm, Audio Described: Wed 10 Oct 2pm, Captioned: Thur 11 Oct 7.30pm
Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schönberg’s legendary musical Miss Saigon lands at the Alhambra Theatre in Bradford this September.
Chris Ramsey Live 2018 (The just happy to get out of the house tour) - Friday 21 September, King's Hall, Ilkley
Jimmy Osmond and 70's Jukebox - Tuesday 25 September, King's Hall, Ilkley
Martin Roscoe (Piano) – Friday 28 September, Bradford Cathedral – Part of Bradford International
Classical Concert Season 2018/19: Bradford 31st Chamber Season
Ben Goldscheider (Horn), Callum Smart (Violin), Richard Uttley (Piano)– Friday 19 October, Bradford Cathedral – Part of Bradford International Classical Concert Season 2018/19: Bradford 31st Chamber Season
Showaddywaddy - Friday 19 October, King's Hall, Ilkley
Suggs What A King Cnut - A life in the realm of Madness… Tuesday 23 October, King's Hall, Ilkley
Madagascar The Musical – Tuesday 23 - Saturday 27 October, Alhambra Theatre
Join Alex (X-Factor 2016 winner Matt Terry), Marty, Melman and Gloria as they bound out of the zoo and onto the stage in this live musical spectacular. [Recommended age 5+]
Some Guys Have All The Luck - Thursday 25 October, King's Hall, Ilkley
Celebrating the career of one of rock’s greatest icons, Rod Stewart – from street busker through to international superstar!
Benidorm – Monday 29 October - Saturday 3 November, Alhambra Theatre
Signed: Wed 31 Oct 7.30pm, Captioned: Thur 1 Nov 7.30pm, Audio Described: Sat 3 Nov 2.30pm
Starring Jake Canuso (Mateo), Janine Duvitski (Jacqueline), Adam Gillen (Liam), Sherrie Hewson (Joyce Temple-Savage), Shelley Longworth (Sam), Tony Maudsley (Kenneth) and featuring Neptune’s very own Asa Elliott, the official world premiere of Derren Litten’s smash-hit ITV comedy Benidorm is set to bring sunshine and smiles to Bradford in the stage debut production of the hugely popular TV show. [Suitable for ages 12+]
Tour de Ned - Tuesday 6 November, King's Hall, Ilkley
Phil Nichol Your Wrong - Thursday 8 November, The Studio [Age recommendation 14+]
Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake - Tuesday 6 – Saturday 10 November, Alhambra Theatre
Audio Described: Sat 10 Nov 2.30pm, Post Show Q&A Tue 6 Nov – free to ticket holders
Retaining the iconic elements of the original production loved by millions around the world, Matthew Bourne and award-winning designers Lez Brotherston (Set and Costumes) and Paule Constable (Lighting) will create an exciting re-imagining of the classic production.
Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake Open Workshop for Beginners – Saturday 10 November, The Studio
A unique opportunity for those aged 18+ to work with leading New Adventures artists and explore movement from the legendary production of Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake.
The Real Thing - Feel the Force Tour 2018 - Friday 9 November, King's Hall, Ilkley
Partition - Tuesday 13 – Thursday 15 November, The Studio
Partition tells the tale of how, 70 years after it was abruptly divided, the history of the Indian subcontinent continues to tear families apart.
Brendan Cole - All Night Long – Tuesday 13 November, Alhambra Theatre
For his 10th Anniversary tour, Brendan is joined by his sensational cast of guest dancers, a captivating leading lady and superbly talented 14-piece band and singers, to whip up an extravagant mix of Latin fever and ballroom magic.
Ruby Wax - How to be Human - Wednesday 14 November, Alhambra Theatre
Ruby has a little help from monk Gelong Thubten, who explains how the mind works, and neuroscientist Ash Ranpura who explains where everything that makes us ‘us’ can be found in the brain.
King of Pop starring Navi - Thursday 15 November, Alhambra Theatre
Led by the world’s number one Michael Jackson tribute artist Navi
Sounds of the 60s with The Zoots - Thursday 15 November, King's Hall, Ilkley
GaGa - A Tribute to Queen - Friday 16 November, King's Hall, Ilkley
Paul Foot - Image Conscious - Friday 16 November, The Studio [Age recommendation 14+]
Chicago Blues Brothers - Motown Mission - Friday 16 November, Alhambra Theatre
Pieter Wispelwey (Cello)and Danny Driver (Piano)– Friday 16 November, Bradford Cathedral – Part of Bradford International Classical Concert Season 2018/19: Bradford 31st Chamber Season
Sarah Millican - Control Enthusiast - Saturday 17 November, Alhambra Theatre (Ages 16+ only) SELLING FAST!
Saturday Night Fever - Tuesday 20 – Saturday 24 November, Alhambra Theatre
Signed: Thur 22 Nov 7.30pm, Captioned: Fri 23 Nov 7.30pm, Audio Described: Sat 24 Nov 2.30pm
Whilst paying homage to the 1977 John Travolta classic, this new stage version promises more drama, more music and hot new choreography, which is sure to have you dancing in the aisles!
An Evening with Julian Norton - Wednesday 21 November, King's Hall, Ilkley
The star of the popular Channel 5 Television series The Yorkshire Vet, recounts tales from his life as a vet, the huge variety of animals he has treated, as well as the human characters he’s met along the way!
Bram Stoker’s Dracula - Tuesday 27 November – Saturday 1 December, Alhambra Theatre
Captioned: Wed 28 Nov 7.30pm, Audio Described: Sat 1 Dec 2.30pm
This brand-new multi-sensory stage adaptation is brought to irresistible life in a contemporary, visceral interpretation of Bram Stoker’s book that includes all the familiar characters. With breath-taking illusions and spine chilling effects, this classic tale of obsession and horror will keep you on the edge of your seat!
Del Boy & Rodney The Comedy Dinner Show - Mon 3 & Tue 4 December, Restaurant 1914 at The Alhambra Theatre
René & Edith The Comedy Dinner Show - Wed 5 December, Restaurant 1914 at The Alhambra Theatre
[Entertainment by Laughlines Comedy Entertainment. Includes a three course dinner.]
Aladdin - Saturday 8 December 2018 – Sunday 20 January 2019, Alhambra Theatre
Signed: Thur 20 Dec 2.30pm, Audio Described: Wed 2 Jan 2pm & 7.15pm, Relaxed Performance: Tue 8 Jan 6pm, Captioned: Sun 13 Jan 1pm
Hop aboard a magical carpet and fly to Old Peking in this year’s must-see festive show Aladdin. Starring the undisputed King of Bradford Panto, Billy Pearce, stage, screen and pantomime legend, the one-and-only Christopher Biggins and Blue star Simon Webbe.
Dear Santa - Sunday 9 & Monday 10 December, King's Hall, Ilkley
From the author of the well-loved children’s book Dear Zoo, Rod Campbell
You Win Again - Celebrating the Music of the Bee Gees - Thursday 13 December, King's Hall, Ilkley
Dirty Dancing - Monday 28 January – Saturday 2 February 2019, Alhambra Theatre
Captioned: Thur 31 Jan 7.30pm, Audio Described: Sat 2 Feb 3pm
Club Tropicana The Musical - Monday 4 – Saturday 9 February 2019, Alhambra Theatre
Signed: Thur 7 Feb 7.30pm, Captioned: Fri 8 Feb 7.30pm, Audio Described: Sat 9 Feb 2.30pm
Royal Shakespeare Company - Romeo and Juliet - Tuesday 12 – Saturday 16 February 2019, Alhambra Theatre
Captioned: Thur 14 Feb 7.30pm, Signed: Fri 15 Feb 7.30pm, Audio Described: Sat 16 Feb 2pm
Matilda The Musical - Tuesday 19 February – Saturday 23 March 2019, Alhambra Theatre
Audio Described: Wed 6 Mar 2pm, Captioned: Thur 7 Mar 7.30pm, Signed: Thur 14 Mar 7.30pm
Stage 84 presents Christmas Spectacular - Sunday 25 November, Alhambra Theatre