BRADFORD THEATRES ANNOUNCE SUMMER 2019 SEASON

The Alhambra Theatre welcomes brand new musicals Little Miss Sunshine and Amélie The Musical, the explosive rock musical American Idiot and the Yorkshire exclusive of the “stirring and stunning blockbuster” (Irish Mail on Sunday) Les Misérables.

St George’s Hall re-opened in February 2019 following major refurbishment and hosts a packed summer season including a Gala Celebration weekend in June. The weekend includes A Night of Variety headlined by multi-award-winning recording artist and musical theatre actress Beverley Knight and The People’s Music Hall event, which will celebrate Bradford’s unique home grown talent in a wonderful evening of music, dance and song.

There’s an exhilarating selection of comedy, music and other events at King’s Hall, Ilkley, including My Leonard Cohen with Stewart D’Arrietta and his band and comedian Tom Stade; plus there’s even more comedy to enjoy at The Studio in Bradford from Jerry Sadowitz and Adam Riches.

Adam Renton, General Manager Bradford Theatres says:

“We hope you can join us for our forthcoming summer season. With an array of exciting shows taking place at all four of our venues, there’s something for everyone.

At the Alhambra Theatre Les Misérables will take up residency in July for five weeks – the only Yorkshire dates on the tour.  We welcome back Matthew Bourne with his dance production of Romeo & Juliet and there’s drama with Willy Russell’s Educating Rita.  Other personalities and performers at St George’s Hall and King’s Hall in Ilkley include Kate Rusby, PJ Proby, Reginald D Hunter, Billy Pearce, Danny Baker and James Acaster.

St George’s Hall has now reopened to the public, after extensive and transformational refurbishment. The restoration is truly first rate and it really does bring the facilities right up to date. We are so looking forward to the range of shows that are coming to the venue throughout the year, including our Gala re-opening weekend on 1 & 2 June.”

 

Still Booking

Wet Wet Wet (Graeme Clark, Tommy Cunningham, Neil Mitchell and Kevin Simm) - Sunday 28 April 7.30pm, St George’s Hall

Ghost - Tuesday 30 April – Saturday 4 May - Alhambra Theatre

Signed: Thur 2 May 7.30pm, Captioned: Fri 3 May 7.30pm. Audio Described: Sat 4 May 2.30pm

The movie Ghost has proven to be one of cinema’s biggest all-time hits. Starring the late Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore and Whoopi Goldberg it was the highest grossing film of 1990 and won an Oscar for screenwriter Bruce Joel Rubin who has adapted his screenplay for this musical. The movie and the musical feature The Righteous Brothers’ Unchained Melody alongside many more terrific songs co-written by Eurythmics’ Dave Stewart.

May

Menopause The Musical - Wednesday 1 – Friday 3 May 7.30pm, St George’s Hall

An Evening with Julian Norton - Thursday 2 May 7.30pm, The Studio

Barry Steele and Friends The Roy Orbison Story - Friday 3 May 7.30pm, King’s Hall, Ilkley

Wannabe - The Spice Girls Show - Saturday 4 May 7.30pm, St George's Hall 

Wannabe is a spectacular concert created to celebrate the career of the World’s biggest girl band, the Spice Girls. Wannabe is a touring musical celebration featuring the hits of the Spice Girls! This is not part of the Spice Girls tour.

Educating Rita - Monday 6 – Saturday 11 May, Alhambra Theatre

Captioned: Fri 10 May 7.30pm Audio Described: Sat 11 May 2.30pm

Written by one of our greatest ever playwrights Willy Russell and starring one of our best loved actors Stephen Tompkinson as Frank and introducing Jessica Johnson as Rita.

Whitney Queen of the Night - Friday 10 May 7.30pm, St George’s Hall

Chris Norman - Saturday 11 May 7.30pm, St George's Hall

Famed for fronting huge 70s hit band Smokie, Chris Norman returns to Bradford to perform all his hits and some great new tracks.

Horrible Histories Terrible Tudors & Awful Egyptians - Wednesday 15 – Saturday 18 May, Alhambra Theatre

Using actors and ground-breaking 3D special effects, these two astounding shows are guaranteed to thrill you and your children. Historical figures and events will come alive on stage and hover at your fingertips!

One Night of Queen - Performed by Gary Mullen and The Works - Saturday 18 May 7.30pm, St George’s Hall

Tom Stade: I Swear To... Saturday 18 May 8pm, King's Hall, Ilkley

The West End Bhangra Musical - Sunday 19 May 7pm, St George’s Hall

Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet - Wednesday 22 – Saturday 25 May

A passionate and contemporary re-imagining of Shakespeare’s classic love story. Bursting with youth, vitality and Matthew Bourne’s trademark storytelling, Yorkshire’s brightest young dance talent join the New Adventures company.

Kate Rusby - Thursday 23 May 7.30pm, St George’s Hall

Russian Philharmonic (of Novosibirsk) - Friday 24 May 7.30pm, St George’s Hall

Part of the 151st International Orchestral Concert Season

Reginald D Hunter - Facing the Beast - Saturday 25 May 8pm, St George's Hall. Age recommendation 18+

Danny Baker - Good Time Charlie's Back - Tuesday 28 May 7.30pm, St George's Hall. Age recommendation 14+

PJ Proby - The Farewell Tour with special guests Sounds of The Fortunes and The Revolvers - Thursday 30 May 7.30pm, King’s Hall, Ilkley

The King is Back - Ben Portsmouth is Elvis - Friday 31 May 8pm, St George's Hall

Jerry Sadowitz - Make Comedy GRATE Again! Friday 31 May 7.30pm, The Studio. Adult content – age recommendation 18+

June

Gala Reopening Celebration Weekend:

Tickets on sale to Bradford Theatres Friends: Mon 11 March and to General Public Mon 18 March

A Night of Variety with Beverley Knight, Sarah Millican, Collabro & Escala -  Saturday 1 June 7.30pm, St George’s Hall.  Age recommendation 16+

The People’s Music Hall – Sunday 2 June 6pm, St George’s Hall

Featuring some of Bradford’s best local groups and performers, this event will showcase the city’s unique home grown talent in a wonderful evening of music, dance and song.

Let It Be - Monday 3 – Saturday 8 June, Alhambra Theatre

Signed: Thur 6 June 7.30pm, Captioned: Fri 7 June 7.30pm, Audio Described: Sat 8 June 2.30pm

Come Together and experience the iconic music of The Beatles with Let It Be, the spectacular concert jam-packed with over 40 of The Beatles’ greatest hits! Direct from the West End, this international hit show celebrates the legacy of the world’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll band.

Adam Riches - The Adam Riches Experience - Friday 7 June 8pm, The Studio. Age recommendation 16+

My Leonard Cohen with Stewart D’Arrietta and his band - Saturday 8 June 7.30pm, King's Hall, Ilkley

Green Day’s American Idiot - Monday 10 – Saturday 15 June, Alhambra Theatre

Signed: Thur 13 June 7.30pm, Captioned: Fri 14 June 7.30pm, Audio Described: Sat 15 June 2.30pm

Green Day’s explosive rock musical, American Idiot returns the UK to mark the show’s 10th anniversary and the 15th anniversary of the Grammy Award-winning original album. Starring singer-songwriter Luke Friend (X-Factor), Tom Milner (The Voice, Waterloo Road) and introducing Sam Lavery as Whatsername. Contains strong language and drug references – not suitable for under 14s.

Ashley Blaker & Imran Yusuf Prophet Sharing - Wednesday 12 June 7.30pm, The Studio

Two great religions. Two great comedians. The pair is travelling the UK uniting people of every faith and none for an evening of laughter.

Little Miss Sunshine - Monday 17 – Saturday 22 June, Alhambra Theatre

Captioned: Thur 20 June 7.30pm, Signed: Fri 21 June 7.30pm, Audio Described: Sat 22 June 2.30pm

The road to happiness is a bumpy ride. Based on the Oscar-winning film, Little Miss Sunshine is a new musical comedy from Tony Award-winners James Lapine and William Finn. The Hoover family has more than a few troubles, but young Olive has her heart set on winning the Little Miss Sunshine beauty contest. Age recommendation 14+

The New Jersey Boys - Thursday 20 June 7.30pm, King’s Hall, Ilkley

Luther – A Celebration - Thursday 20 June 7.30pm, St George’s Hall

With international Luther Vandross tribute Harry Cambridge and his ten-piece band

The Chef Show - Friday 21 June 7.30pm, The Studio

Part comedy-play, part cookery demonstration, The Chef Show takes you behind the scenes on a busy Saturday night in the local curry house.

An Evening of Adult Comedy with Billy Pearce - Friday 21 June 7.30pm, St George's Hall. Age recommendation 18+

Grimethorpe Colliery Band - Saturday 22 June 7.30pm, St George's Hall

Michael Palin Live on Stage 2019 - Erebus, Python and Other Stories - Thursday 27 June 7.30pm, Alhambra Theatre

In the Night Garden Live - Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 June, Alhambra Theatre

Igglepiggle, Upsy Daisy, Makka Pakka and friends are back in their brand new live show Igglepiggle’s Busy Day!

July

Forever in Blue Jeans - Thursday 4 July 7.30pm, King's Hall, Ilkley

Here Come The Boys - Tuesday 9 July 7.30pm, St George's Hall

The show that everyone has been waiting for!  Starring three of the biggest rock stars of dance, AljaĆŸ Škorjanec, Giovanni Pernice and Gorka Marquez.

Bowie Experience - Thursday 11 July 7.30pm, St George's Hall

Amélie The Musical - Monday 1 – Saturday 6 July, Alhambra Theatre

Signed: Thur 4 July 7.30pm, Captioned: Fri 5 July 7.30pm, Audio Described: Sat 6 July 2.30pm

Amélie is a new musical based on the much loved five time Oscar®-nominated film. Come and be inspired by this imaginative dreamer who finds her voice, discovers the power of connection and sees possibilities around every corner. Age recommendation 12+

Les Misérables - Tuesday 9 July – Saturday 10 August, Alhambra Theatre

Captioned: Wed 17 July 7.30pm, Audio Described: Wed 24 July 2pm, Signed: Thur 1 August 7.30pm

This brilliant new staging has taken the world by storm and has been hailed ‘Les Mis for the 21st Century’.

With scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, the magnificent score of Les Misérables includes the songs I Dreamed a Dream, On My Own, Bring Him Home, One Day More, Master Of The House and many more.

The Simon & Garfunkel Story 50th Anniversary Tour - Tuesday 16 July 7.30pm, St George's Hall

James Acaster -Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999 - Thursday 25 July 7.30pm, St George's Hall & Monday 29 July, King's Hall, Ilkley – BOTH SELLING FAST!

ZOG by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler  - Friday 26 – Saturday 27 July, St George's Hall

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