Adam Renton, General Manager Bradford Theatres says:
“As we leave an exciting and successful Spring season behind, we welcome you to an equally vibrant
Summer at Bradford Theatres. Some of the biggest musicals touring the UK will be with us at the Alhambra Theatre for two and three week runs during the summer: including Jersey Boys, The Bodyguard and Dirty Dancing. This is the perfect opportunity to upgrade your booking with a VIP package and have access to the newly refurbished Laidler Lounge) with private restroom facilities.
We continue the work to prepare for round two of the application process for Heritage Lottery
Funding, in order to restore and develop St George’s Hall. The much loved concert hall hosts a diverse and vibrant range of entertainment during the summer months: from Jack Jones to Alan Carr, there’s something for everyone!
On your way to Bradford Theatres over the next few months, you will see lots of development activity in the city centre, and may experience some disruption on the roads and pavements around the Alhambra Theatre in particular. Please allow a little extra time to make your journey to the venue.
I look forward to welcoming you, your friends and family to Bradford Theatres during 2015.”
Jersey Boys, Tuesday 28 Apr - Saturday 9 May, The Alhambra Theatre.
Captioned: Thur 30 April 7.30pm, Signed: Fri 1 May 7.30pm, Audio Description: Wed 6 May 2pm
The Broadway and West End phenomenon with 55 major awards worldwide, including the Olivier Award for Best New Musical, tells the true life story of four boys from the wrong side of the tracks who wrote their own songs, invented their own unique sound, and sold 175 million records worldwide. Featuring the hits; Beggin’, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Oh What A Night, Sherry and many more.
The Cat in the Hat, Wednesday 6 - Friday 8 May, St George’s Hall
Based on the much-loved book by Dr Seuss, The Cat in the Hat is a lively and engaging first theatre experience for young children aged 3+.
An Evening of Poetry with Mike Harding, Sat 9 May 7.30pm, The Studio.
Jack Jones: The Coming Home Tour, Supported by Rita Coolidge, Wed 13 May 7.30pm, St George’s Hall
Derren Brown- Miracle, Monday 11 - Saturday 16 May, The Alhambra Theatre.
The multi-award-winning acknowledged master of psychological illusion is back on tour in 2015 with a brand new one-man show. (Not suitable for children under 12 years.)
Paul Foot - Hovercraft Symphony in Gammon #Major, Fri 15 May 8pm, The Studio.
Lucy Beaumont - We Can Twerk It Out, Sat 16 May 8pm, The Studio.
Shappi Khorsandi- Because I’m Shappi, Thur 21 May 8pm, The Studio. (Over 16s only)
Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club, Saturday 23 May 8pm, The Studio.
Judy: The Songbook of Judy Garland, Monday 18 & Tuesday 19 May, Alhambra Theatre
Starring Lorna Luft – Judy Garland’s daughter and Louise Dearman, West End Star. With Creative Direction by Arlene Phillips.
Join an incredible cast of performers as they take you through Judy’s stage and screen career, including never before seen film highlights and interviews. Including the songs: Over The Rainbow, The Man That Got Away, Easter Parade, Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart, Get Happy and The Trolley Song.
The Woman In Black, Monday 25 - Saturday 30 May, The Alhambra Theatre
Captioned: Thur 28 May 7.30pm, Audio Description: Wed 27 May 2pm
The Woman In Black is a gripping theatrical exploration of terror, ‘a masterpiece’ (The Guardian), thrilling audiences of all ages with its unique blend of suspense, drama and bold stagecraft. Now celebrating 25 years in the West End, The Woman In Black is ‘a marvellous exercise in tension, spun from perfectly paced storytelling’ (The Independent) that has enthralled over 7 million people since its original debut.
Sex in Suburbia – Starring Claire Sweeney, Thu 28 May 7.30pm, St George’s Hall.
Blood, Thu 28 & Fri 29 May 7.30pm, The Studio.
Robin Hood and His Merry Men, Fri 29 May 7pm, Sat 30 May 2pm, St George’s Hall.
Stewart Lee – A Room With A Stew, Mon 1 June 7.30pm, St George’s Hall.
Jasper Carrott – Stand Up And Rock - with the Bev Bevan Band, Wed 3 June 7.30pm, St George’s Hall.
English Youth Ballet - Giselle, Sat 6 June 2.30pm & 7.30pm, St George’s Hall
The Bodyguard, Tuesday 2 - Saturday 13 June, The Alhambra Theatre.
Audio Described: Wed 10 June 2pm, Signed: Wed 10 June 7.30pm, Captioned: Thur 11 June 7.30pm.
The Bodyguard, the award-winning musical based on the blockbuster film, is heading to Bradford in 2015, starring three-time Brit nominee and X-Factor winner, Alexandra Burke** as Rachel Marron.
** Alexandra Burke is not scheduled to perform at midweek or Saturday matinees including any revised matinee performances. The producers of The Bodyguard cannot guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness and holidays.
Stick Man – Live on Stage!, Sun 7 June 1pm, King’s Hall, Ilkley.
An Evening With David Sedaris, Thu 11 June 7.15pm, St George’s Hall.
(Doors open 5.30pm for pre-show book signing).
Magic of Motown, Fri 12 June 8pm, St George’s Hall.
Gameplan Bradford, Sat 13 June 7.30pm, The Studio.
An interactive event exploring the future for Bradford - debate, improvisation, performance. This show follows consultation with residents of Bradford about what concerns, angers or inspires them. We don’t know what the theme or the storyline will be until a few days beforehand – so for updates go to www.fluxx.co.uk
Presented with the support of Bradford Council
The Carpenters Story, Thu 18 June 7.30pm, St George’s Hall.
Ray Peacock – Here Comes Trouble, Fri 19 June, 8pm, The Studio.
Godspell in Concert - starring Jade Ewen (Sugababes) and Andy Abraham, Sat 20 June 2.30pm & 7.30pm, St George’s Hall.
Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club, Saturday 20 June 8pm, The Studio.
INALA, Thursday 25 & Friday 26 June, The Alhambra Theatre.
Back on tour due to phenomenal demand following its 2014 sell-out success, INALA presents four time Grammy® Award-winning choral legends Ladysmith Black Mambazo in this unique artistic collaboration with multi award-winning choreographer Mark Baldwin. Featuring current and former members of The Royal Ballet and Rambert, this critically acclaimed production embraces an exhilarating fusion of South African and Western cultures live on stage.
Back to Broadway, Sat 27 June 7.30pm, St George’s Hall.
Horrible Histories, Tuesday 30 June - Saturday 4 July, The Alhambra Theatre.
We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead!
So it’s time to prepare yourselves for Horrible Histories live on stage! Using actors and stunning 3D special effects, these two world premieres - Groovy Greeks and Incredible Invaders - are guaranteed to thrill you and your children. Historical figures and events will come alive on stage and hover at your fingertips!
Dirty Dancing, Tuesday 7 - Saturday 25 July, The Alhambra Theatre.
Captioned: Thur 16 July 7.30pm, Signed: Thur 23 July 7.30pm, Audio Description: Fri 24 July 5pm
Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensationally sexy dancing. Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash-hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds, who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Featuring hit songs including; Hungry Eyes, Hey! Baby, Do You Love Me? and (I’ve Had)The Time Of My Life.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Paradise, Sat 4 July 7.30pm St George’s Hall.
Kevin Bridges – A Whole Different Story, Wed 15 July 8pm, St George’s Hall. (Offer 14s only) SELLING FAST!
The Johnny Cash Roadshow, Fri 24 July 7.30pm, St George’s Hall.
Alan Carr – Yap, Yap, Yap! Sat 25 July 8pm, St George’s Hall. SELLING FAST!
The Mousetrap, Monday 27 July - Saturday 1 August, The Alhambra Theatre.
Captioned: Thur 30 July 7.30pm, Audio Description: Sat 1 Aug 2.30pm
The Mousetrap is famous around the world for being the longest running show of any kind in the history of British theatre – with over 25,000 performances it’s a play to be proud of. Enjoy this once in a life-time opportunity to see this masterpiece here at the Alhambra Theatre.
August Dinner Shows
Fawlty Towers –The Dinner Show, Tuesday 11 August, Restaurant 1914 at the Alhambra
Del Boy & Rodney – The Dinner Show, Wednesday 12 August, Restaurant 1914 at the Alhambra
Murder Mystery Evening – Trouble at T’Mill, Thursday 13 August, Restaurant 1914 at the Alhambra
Sitcom Experience – Legends of Comedy Dinner Show, Friday 14 August, Restaurant 1914 at the Alhambra. Doors 7pm, event starts 7.30pm
Flintoff & Holcroft Balls Out, Tuesday 29 September 7.30pm, St George’s Hall.
Mister Maker, Monday 26 October 4pm, Tuesday 27 October 10am & 1pm, St George’s Hall.
Steve Backshall’s Wild World, Wednesday 28 October 7pm, St George’s Hall.
Amateur shows at Bradford Theatres
Footsteps Theatre School presents Making History, Friday 10 July 7.15pm & Saturday 11 July 2.15pm & 7.15pm, St George’s Hall.