It’s not all about the musicals though - at the Alhambra Theatre there is award-winning dance, drama and children’s favourites Bing Live! and there is more for families over at King’s Hall, Ilkley with Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales.
The Alhambra Theatre, King’s Hall, Ilkley and The Studio boast some great names in comedy with Yorkshire favourite Billy Pearce, Britain’s Got Talent’s Daliso Chaponda and new shows from Tez Ilyas, Sarah Kendall and Count Arthur Strong.
Adam Renton, General Manager Bradford Theatres says:
“We hope you are looking forward to our sparkling Summer 2018 season as much as we are. You can enjoy the award-winning musical, Jersey Boys, which is back in Bradford for two weeks this summer; as well as Kay Mellor’s brand new Fat Friends The Musical. Another must-see this summer is the return of Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella, one of his most popular dance productions. Plus if comedy is your thing you can sit back and enjoy the hilarious The Play That Goes Wrong; or stand-up comedians at King’s Hall: Rich Hall and Count Arthur Strong.
Don’t miss your opportunity to book for Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed new production of Miss Saigon in September; as well as our forthcoming pantomime, Aladdin which goes on sale on Monday 12 March!
You can treat yourself, friends and family to an array of delights when you visit the Alhambra Theatre: an upgrade to the Laidler Lounge VIP bar; or enjoy a pre-show meal in our very popular Restaurant 1914; or try our new Indulge Yourself Package, when you book seats in one of our lounges located at the rear of the stalls. I look forward to welcoming you all to Bradford Theatres.”
20th Century Boy – The Musical - Tuesday 1 – Saturday 5 May, Alhambra Theatre
Signed: Thur 3 May 7.30pm, Captioned: Fri 4 May 7.30pm
This hit musical, inspired by the life of rock legend Marc Bolan, returns to the stage to mark the 40th anniversary of the iconic star’s untimely death. 20th Century Boy is a glorious celebration of glam rock at its colourful best! Featuring classic T Rex 70s hits: Ride a White Swan, Metal Guru, I Love to Boogie, 20th Century Boy and many more.
Tez Ilyas – Teztify - Saturday 5 May, The Studio
Rich Hall’s - Hoedown - Sunday 6 May, King's Hall, Ilkley SELLING FAST!
Matthew Bourne's Cinderella - Tuesday 8 – Saturday 12 May, Alhambra Theatre
Matthew Bourne’s interpretation of the classic fairy tale has, at its heart, a true war-time romance. A chance meeting results in a magical night for Cinderella and her dashing young RAF pilot, together just long enough to fall in love before being parted by the horrors of the Blitz. Recommended age 5+
Fat Friends The Musical - Monday 14 – Saturday 19 May, Alhambra Theatre
Signed: Thur 17 May 7.30pm, Captioned: Fri 18 May 7.30pm, Audio Described: Sat 19 May 2.30pm
The hit TV show Fat Friends from award-winning national treasure Kay Mellor has burst onto the stage in a brilliant new musical, with original music by Nick Lloyd Webber. The All-Star cast includes West End favourite and winner of the BBC’s I’d Do Anything, Jodie Prenger, X Factor winner Sam Bailey, Atomic Kitten’s pop sensation Natasha Hamilton, star of Emmerdale and Wicked Natalie Anderson, Coronation Street legend Kevin Kennedy and, making his stage debut, Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff.
Jersey Boys - Tuesday 22 May – Saturday 2 June, Alhambra Theatre
Captioned: Thur 24 May 7.30pm, Signed: Fri 25 May 7.30pm, Audio Described: Wed 30 May 2pm
The internationally acclaimed stage sensation, Jersey Boys is working its way back to Bradford!
This smash hit musical has won 57 major awards worldwide, including the Olivier Award for Best New Musical. Featuring hit after legendary hit including Beggin’, December 1963 (Oh What A Night), Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Walk Like A Man, Bye Bye Baby, Big Girls Don’t Cry and many more.
Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales – Tuesday 22 May, King's Hall, Ilkley
Under the sea, out on the farm and into the jungle, these terrific tales are woven together with live music, puppetry and a whole host of colourful characters from Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s best-loved titles: Tiddler, Monkey Puzzle, The Smartest Giant in Town and A Squash and a Squeeze.
The Searchers in Concert - Friday 25 May, King's Hall, Ilkley
Count Arthur Strong – Saturday 2 June, King's Hall, Ilkley
Thoroughly Modern Millie - Tuesday 5 – Saturday 9 June, Alhambra Theatre
Signed: Thur 7 June 7.30pm, Captioned: Fri 8 June 7.30pm, Audio Described: Sat 9 June 2.30pm
The winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie is based on the Academy Award-winning film starring Julie Andrews, taking you back to the height of the Jazz Age in New York City, when ‘moderns’ including a flapper named Millie Dillmount were bobbing their hair, raising their hemlines and rewriting the rules of love. The show delivers a brilliant evening of madcap merriment and stars TV Favourite Hayley Tamaddon as the adorable Millie.
Daliso Chaponda - What The African Said... Wednesday 6 June, The Studio (Recommended age 14+) SELLING FAST!
Sarah Kendall - One-Seventeen - Saturday 9 June, The Studio (Recommended age 14+)
The Elvis Years - The Story of the King - Thursday 14 June, King's Hall, Ilkley
Son of A Preacher Man - Tuesday 12 – Saturday 16 June, Alhambra Theatre
Signed: Thur 14 June 7.30pm, Captioned: Fri 15 June 7.30pm, Audio Described:Sat 16 June 2.30pm
Featuring the greatest hits of Dusty Springfield, including The Look Of Love, I Only Want To Be With You, Spooky and of course, the classic Son Of A Preacher Man, this sparklingly funny and sweetly touching new musical play will have you laughing, crying and singing your heart out to some of the greatest songs ever written. Starring recording artist Michelle Gayle (Wolfblood, EastEnders, Beauty and the Beast - West End), Alice Barlow (Hollyoaks, Drifters) and directed and choreographed by Strictly Come Dancing’s Craig Revel Horwood. (Recommended age 12+)
The Play That Goes Wrong - Monday 18 – Saturday 23 June, Alhambra Theatre
Signed: Thur 21 June 7.30pm, Captioned: Fri 22 June 7.30pm, Audio Described: Sat 23 June 2.30pm
Fawlty Towers meets Noises Off in this multi award winning smash hit comedy, now playing on Broadway and enjoying its 4th year in the West End.
An Evening with Billy Pearce - Friday 29 June, Alhambra Theatre
Return of Bradford's favourite panto star with his adult stand-up comedy show.
An Evening of Eric & Ern with Jonty Stephens and Ian Ashpitel - Saturday 30 June, Alhambra Theatre
This is a brilliant homage crammed full of Morecambe and Wise's most loved routines.
Bing Live! Tuesday 10 & Wednesday 11 July, Alhambra Theatre
Calling all Bingsters! Bing and his friends are coming to Bradford in the first ever Bing stage show!
Kevin And Karen Dance - The Live Tour 2018 - Thursday 19 July, Alhambra Theatre
Bowie Experience The Golden Years Tour - Friday 20 July, Alhambra Theatre
Titanic The Musical - Tuesday 24 – Saturday 28 July
Signed: Thur 26 July 7.30pm, Captioned: Fri 27 July 7.30pm, Audio Described: Sat 28 July 2.30pm
Based on real people aboard the most legendary ship in the world, Titanic The Musical is a stunning and stirring production focusing on the hopes, dreams and aspirations of her passengers who each boarded with stories and personal ambitions of their own.
Del Boy & Rodney The Comedy Dinner Show - Thursday 2 & Friday 3 August, Restaurant 1914 at The Alhambra Theatre.
René & Edith The Comedy Dinner Show - Friday 10 August, Restaurant 1914 at The Alhambra Theatre.
Edmund & Queenie The Comedy Dinner Show - Wednesday 22 August, Restaurant 1914 at The Alhambra Theatre.
[Entertainment by Laughlines Comedy Entertainment. Includes athree course dinner.]
Murder Mystery Dinner Show - Masked Murder - Wednesday 8 August, Restaurant 1914 at The Alhambra Theatre.
Murder Mystery Dinner Show - Psychic Interference - Thursday 9 August, Restaurant 1914 at The Alhambra Theatre.
[Entertainment by It’s Murder. Includes a three course dinner.]
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
Signed: Thur 6 Sept 7.30pm, 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.
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.
Aladdin - Saturday 8 December 2018 – Sunday 20 January 2019, Alhambra Theatre
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 as Wishee Washee in his 20th Alhambra Theatre pantomime! TICKETS ON SALE TO GROUPS & FRIENDS MON 5 MARCH at 10am ON PUBLIC SALE MON 12 MARCH at 9am.
Northern Dance Centre presents The Magic of the Musicals! Platinum 70th Anniversary Celebration 2018 - Friday 13 & Saturday 14 July, Alhambra Theatre
Mind the Gap Academy presents Survival Kit - Thursday 19 July, The Studio