BUDDY – THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY
Wednesday 12 – Saturday 15 July 2017
Experience the drama, passion and excitement as a cast of phenomenally talented actors and musicians tell Buddy Holly’s story. This sensational multi award winning West End show tells the enduring tale of Buddy’s meteoric rise to fame and final legendary performance at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa, before his tragic and untimely death at the age of 22. In 18 short months the Texas-born boy revolutionised the face of contemporary music influencing everyone from The Beatles to Bruce Springsteen.
BEAUTIFUL – THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL
Saturday 9 – Saturday 16 September 2017
Following its huge success at the West End, the Olivier, Tony and Grammy award-winning Beautiful – The Carole King Musical will open its first nationwide tour at the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford on 9 September 2017. Based on the early life and career of legendary singer/songwriter Carole King, the musical tells the inspiring true story of 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.
Monday 20 – Saturday 25 November 2017
The smash hit musical comedy Hairspray comes to Bradford once again in a new production. 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. Tracy’s audition makes her a local star and soon she is using her new-found fame to fight for equality, bagging local heartthrob Link Larkin along the way. Featuring the hit songs Welcome To The 60s, You Can’t Stop The Beat, The Nicest Kids in Town and many more.