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Summer 2009

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Welcome to the summer season at Bradford Theatres

Entertaining at Bradford Theatres

We have an amazing array of shows to thrill and delight you this summer at our Bradford Theatres venues. There is something for everyone and it all starts with the Alhambra Theatre being transformed into an ice rink for the dazzling Cinderella on Ice...

There’s so much more to enhance your theatre-going experience at Bradford Theatres. Why not book a meal for your group or family as part of your theatre visit? Or entertain your clients in one of our bars? You can even hold a conference at one of our venues or host a party for your friends and family with us.

We continue with the best in dance across both of our city centre venues with the hip-hop dance festival, Breakin’ Convention, Matthew Bourne’s Dorian Gray, the Irish dance spectacular, Lord of the Dance; and drama with Vagina Monologues, Brief Encounter, Stones In His Pockets and the brand new stage adaptation of Victoria Wood’s dinnerladies.

Call our Hospitality Team on 01274 431052 to find out more.

As ever, we are offering a great choice of comedy with Ricky Tomlinson, Russell Howard and children’s shows over the summer months – Chuckle Brothers, Scooby Doo, Tweenies – there’s no excuse to stay at home! And taking us into the autumn, we’re delighted that the Alhambra will be coming alive with The Sound of Music – tickets are selling fast, so don’t leave it too much longer to book. We look forward to seeing you at Bradford Theatres again very soon, and thank you for your continued support. With best regards Adam Renton General Manager Bradford Theatres

Front cover The Sound of Music

In this brochure you can find information on Entertaining at Bradford Theatres 3 Shows at the Alhambra Theatre 4–15 Shows at St George’s Concert Hall 16–21 Booking Information 22

Alhambr a Re st aur ant

St G eorge’s Rest aur ant

A Carvery menu or a two course Table d’Hôte menu is available at our Restaurant. Look for the symbol on the following Alhambra information pages to see what’s on offer for each show.

Offers a varied style of food service to suit the wide range of shows; including a Table d’Hote menu or a snack menu with sandwiches, jacket potatoes, cakes and hot beverages.

Alhambr a Circle C of fee Snack Bar Offering a tempting array of sandwiches, paninis, jacket potatoes, soup of the day and a variety of cakes. Enjoy a quick bite before the show.

If you’re bringing a child to one of our dedicated children’s shows, we offer lunch boxes and reduced prices on the restaurant menus.

Booking Booking at both venue’s restaurants is necessary. Please call 01274 431052*. Due to limited table availability we advise that bookings are made in good time to avoid any disappointment. * If answerphone in operation, please leave a message

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Both our venues offer a selection of beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks for your enjoyment before a performance and during the interval. Why not beat the queues and order your interval drinks before the show starts?

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Tuesday 5 – Saturday 9 May

Thursday 14 – Sunday 17 May Warner Bros. presents

Imperial Ice Stars presents

Enter a world of skating brilliance that will take your breath away...

L I V E O N S TA G E !

“Scooby & the gang brought to life on stage is a truly magical experience”

“EXHILARATING Cinderella on Ice”

“DAZZLING”

Manchester Evening News TM & © Hanna-Barbera. WBCP LOGO: TM & © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s08)

Donald Hutera – The Times

The world-famous Imperial Ice Stars, who visited Bradford in 2006 with Swan Lake on Ice, are back to thrill audiences once more with their brand new production, Cinderella on Ice. Experience the wonder of this sophisticated and exciting new take on a classic tale.

Scooby-Doo and the gang are back! Following their sell-out success with Stagefright, the ultimate cartoon classic bursts onto the Alhambra stage once again with a brand new show to entertain the whole family.

The 25-strong cast of World, European and National Championship skaters are renowned for innovative skating and story-telling, and continue to break new ground in the genre of ice dancing with daring and graceful feats never attempted before – and all performed in the intimacy of a frozen theatre stage.

Join Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Velma, Daphne and Fred as they encounter a new case to solve in their trade mark Mystery Inc style. Hold onto your seats as the adventure unfolds with perplexing clues, pirate ghosts and an abundance of Scooby snacks. It’s Scooby-Doo and the gang at their finest and funniest, live on stage and back by popular demand.

The production boasts lavish sets, stunning special effects and opulent costumes. In this new interpretation, The Imperial Ice Stars tell the story of Cinderella, a humble chorus dancer who is thrust into the spotlight as a prima ballerina and captivates the Lord Mayor’s handsome son.

Book now to see these much loved Hanna-Barbera characters as they face one hilarious situation after another, mixing their familiar blend of classic physical comedy, popular tunes and special effects into an irresistible theatrical experience.

Tickets from £12.50 – £29.50 Evenings: 7.30pm Matinées: Wed & Thurs 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

Wed & Thurs mats

Sat mat

Tues – Thurs eves

Fri and Sat eves

Stalls & Dress Upper Circle Lounges (seat 6) Boxes (seat 4)

£17.50, £20, £22.50 £12.50 £135 £50, £70

£21.50, £24, £26.50 £16.50 £159 £66, £86

£23.50, £26, £28.50 £18.50 £171 £74, £94

£24.50, £27, £29.50 £19.50 £177 £78, £98

Concessions Special offers

£2.50 off all areas. Groups 12+: £2.50 off and every 13th seat free. Schools/Colleges: £10 best available seats (Wed and Thurs mat); £12.50 rear stalls/upper circle (Tues and Wed eves) plus one supervisor free with every ten students. Family Ticket: £85 best available seats (Tues – Thurs eves only) for four to include at least two children of 16 or under.

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CARVERY menu available See page 3

Tickets from £14 – £20 Thurs & Fri: 6.30pm Sat: 10.30am, 2pm, 6.30pm Sun: 10.30am, 2pm, 5pm Signed performance Sat 16 May 2pm

All performances

Stalls & Dress Upper Circle Lounges (seat 6) Boxes (seat 4)

£16, £18, £20 £14, £16 £120 £56, £64

Concessions Special offers

£2.50 off (except children) all areas. Groups 12+: £2.50 off and every 13th seat free. Schools/Colleges: £7.50 best available seats (Thurs and Fri only) plus one supervisor free with every ten students. Children Under 16: Half price (must be accompanied by an adult).

LIGHT MEALS available See page 3

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Tuesday 26 – Saturday 30 May

Tuesday 2 – Saturday 6 June

The Wales Theatre Company presents

Peter Frosdick & Martin Dodd for UK Productions Ltd by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Limited on behalf of Music Theatre International of New York proudly present

The Stage

Starring

Helen Anker as Meggie

MATTHEW GOODGAME as Ralph

and

Peter Karrie

as Cardinal Di Contini-Verchese Music

Gloria Bruni Director

Michael Bogdanov The blockbuster novel, The Thorn Birds, sold over 30 million copies world-wide and was originally adapted for screen, in the iconic TV mini series of the 80s starring Richard Chamberlain and Rachel Ward. This tragic tale of one woman’s consuming love for an unobtainable man returns in 2009 to enthral an entirely different audience, as a sensational new musical. Three extraordinary generations of the Cleary family live through joy and sadness, bitter defeat and magnificent triumph, torn apart by dark passions, violence and a scandalous family legacy of forbidden love. Written by the bestselling Australian novelist Colleen McCullough, with music by composer Gloria Bruni and directed by two time Olivier Award-winner Michael Bogdanov. This production promises to be the musical of the year – don’t miss it!

Evenings: 7.30pm Matinées: Wed 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

Tues eve & Wed mat

Wed – Fri eves & Sat mat

Sat eve

Stalls & Dress Upper Circle Lounges (seat 6) Boxes (seat 4)

£15.50, £17.50, £19.50 £10.50, £12.50 £117 £42, £62

£20.50, £22.50, £24.50 £15.50, £17.50 £147 £62, £82

£22.50, £24.50, £26.50 £17.50, £19.50 £159 £70, £90

Concessions Special offers

£3 off all areas. Groups 12+: £3 off and every 13th seat free. Schools/Colleges: £11.50 best available seats (Tues eve and Wed mat only) plus one supervisor free with every ten students.

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A brand new production from the producers of fabulous shows such as 42nd Street, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and South Pacific. Singin’ in the Rain features all the style and spectacle of a golden age and has a host of some of the best loved comedy routines, dance numbers and songs ever written, including Good Morning, Make ’em Laugh, Moses Supposes and of course the most famous song and dance number of all time, Singin’ in the Rain. Olivier award-winning West End and Broadway star Tim Flavin plays Don Lockwood, the part immortalised by Gene Kelly. Tim has also received a best actor nomination for his parts in My One and Only and Crazy For You. Other musicals include Kiss Me Kate, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, White Christmas, Gay Divorce, Chicago, 42nd Street amongst a long and distinguished list. Guaranteed to lift your spirits and send you out singing and dancing whatever the weather.

www.thethornbirdsmusical.co.uk

Tickets from £10.50 – £26.50

Based on the MGM film Screenplay adaptation by BETTY COMDEN and ADOLPH GREEN Songs by NACIO HERB BROWN and ARTHUR FREED Produced by arrangement with MAURICE ROSENFIELD, LOIS F ROOSENFIELD and CINY PRITZKER, Inc

CARVERY menu available See page 3

Tickets from £9.50 – £29.50 Evenings: 7.30pm Matinées: Wed & Thurs 2pm, Sat 2.30pm Audio Described perf Thurs 4 June 2pm Captioned performance Sat 6 June 2.30pm

Wed & Thurs mats

Tues – Fri eves & Sat mats

Sat eve

Stalls & Dress Upper Circle Lounges (seat 6) Boxes (seat 4)

£15.50, £18.50, £21.50 £9.50 £129 £38, £62

£21.50, £24.50, £27.50 £13.50, £15.50 £165 £54, £86

£23.50, £26.50, £29.50 £15.50, £17.50 £177 £62, £94

Concessions Special offers

£2.50 off all areas. Groups 12+: £2 off and every 13th seat free. Groups 20+: £3 off and every 13th seat free. Schools/Colleges: £11.50 best available seats (Wed and Thurs mats only) plus one supervisor free with every ten students.

CARVERY menu available See page 3

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Tuesday 9 – Saturday 13 June

Tuesday 16 – Saturday 20 June

THE MOST TALKED ABOUT SHOW IN TOWN ARRIVES DIRECT FROM LONDON’S WEST END Starring

&

‘‘AN ABSOLUTE TRIUMPH.

Moving, funny, jaw-droppingly inventive. It’s the best evening I’ve spent in the theatre in months” The Independent

‘‘IT’S GREAT FUN.

“A fresh and wonderful theatrical event.

Pure damp-eyed nostalgia that leaves you with a warm and sentimental glow”

DON’T MISS IT’’

Daily Mail

Elaine Paige, BBC Radio 2

Emma Rice, Artistic Director of the world renowned Kneehigh Theatre Company, has taken one of the most beloved films of all time, the stage play on which it was based and the music and songs of Noël Coward to create this brand new Brief Encounter. Brought to you by the award-winning producers of Calendar Girls, Equus and Rebecca, Brief Encounter has a company of ten actor musicians who switch seamlessly between theatre and film to recreate the world of Milford Junction in ways that have never been seen before; it’s a unique theatrical evening and has left both audiences and critics overwhelmed by emotion, laughter, tears and praise for the production in London’s West End. Do not miss this chance to experience a night at the theatre that you will remember always. Tickets from £10.50 – £23.50 Evenings: 7.30pm Matinées: Wed 2pm, Sat 2.30pm Signed performance Thurs 11 June 7.30pm Audio Described perf Thurs 11 June 7.30pm Captioned performance Sat 13 June 2.30pm Workshops available – call to find out more.

Tues eve & Wed mat

Wed – Fri eve & Sat mat

Sat eve

Stalls & Dress Upper Circle Lounges (seat 6) Boxes (seat 4)

£14.50, £16.50, £18.50 £10.50, £12.50 £111 £42, £58

£18, £20, £22 £14, £16 £132 £56, £72

£19.50, £21.50,£23.50 £15, £17 £141 £60, £78

Concessions Special offers

£2 off all areas. Groups 6+: £2 off (Mon – Fri only). Over 60s: £12.50 best available seats (Wed mat only). Schools/Colleges: £7.50 best available seats (Tues/Wed eves and Wed mat only) plus one supervisor free with every ten students. Family Saver: Up to 2 children aged 16 or under go half price with every full price paying adult (Tues eve and Sat mat only).

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TABLE D’HÔTE menu available See page 3

Take one huge hit sitcom from BBC TV, place on a stage in a World Premiere national tour starring Andrew Dunn (Tony) and Shobna Gulati (Anita) from the cast of the TV series. Blend in Victoria Wood’s writing, undoubtedly some of the funniest on television, and whip into a play based on the second TV series, following the reluctant love story of Bren and Tony, egged on by Dolly, Jean, Twinkle and Anita. Mix in caretaker Stan’s words of wisdom and coat with regular appearances by Phillippa from Human Resources and Petula, Bren’s dreadful mother and you have a recipe for madness, mirth and twelve rounds of toast! “This is sheer unadulterated bliss that sits a league above and a class apart... a warm, humorous show that people, regardless of age, creed or social status can watch and enjoy... dinnerladies is timeless” Daily Telegraph Tickets from £10.50 – £23 Evenings: 7.30pm Matinées: Wed 2pm, Sat 2.30pm Captioned performance Sat 20 June 2.30pm Signed performance Sat 20 June 7.30pm

Wed mat

Tues – Fri eves & Sat mat

Sat eve

Stalls & Dress Upper Circle Lounges (seat 6) Boxes (seat 4)

£14.50, £16.50, £18.50 £10.50, £12.50 £111 £42, £58

£18, £20, £22 £14, £16 £132 £56, £72

£19, £21, £23 £15, £17 £138 £60, £76

Concessions Special offers

£2.50 off all areas. Groups 12+: £2 off and every 13th seat free. Schools/Colleges: £7.50 best available seats (Tues eve and Wed mat only) plus one supervisor free with every ten students.

CARVERY menu available See page 3

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Tuesday 30 June – Saturday 4 July

Tuesday 21 – Saturday 25 July

“A fantastically, exciting, imaginative evening at the theatre. You will be swept away” Stephen Fry

Mail on Sunday

Daily Express

Daily Mirror

Daily Express

Starring

(Brookside, The Games)

‘this modern musical is up there with the classics’ Daily Mirror

A NEW ADVENTURES PRODUCTION Daily Mail

“Dorian Gray is Bourne again. A 21st century makeover that works astoundingly well” Metro Direct from sell-out success in London and the Edinburgh International Festival, Oscar Wilde’s gothic fable becomes a darkly seductive dance theatre event from master storyteller Matthew Bourne. Set in the image-obsessed world of contemporary art and politics, this ‘black fairy tale’ tells the story of an exceptionally alluring young man who makes a pact with the devil. Amongst London’s beautiful people, Dorian Gray is the ‘It Boy’ – an icon of beauty and truth in an increasingly ugly world. The destructive power of beauty, the blind pursuit of pleasure and the darkness and corruption that lie beneath the charming façade; the themes behind Wilde’s cautionary tale have never been more timely. New Adventures are the foremost dance theatre company in the UK, having created an enormous new audience for dance with a series of highly popular productions including Nutcracker!, The Car Man, Edward Scissorhands and the now legendary, Swan Lake. Tickets from £10.50 – £31.50 Evenings: 7.30pm Matinées: Thurs 2pm, Sat 2.30pm Suitable for ages 14+

Thurs mat

Tues – Fri eves & Sat mat

Sat eve

Stalls Dress Circle Upper Circle Lounges (seat 6) Boxes (seat 4)

£18.50, £21.50 £15.50, £18.50, £21.50 £10.50 £129 £42, £62

£26.50, £29.50 £23.50, £26.50, £29.50 £15.50, £18.50 £177 £62, £94

£28.50, £31.50 £25.50, £28.50, £31.50 £17.50, £20.50 £189 £70, £102

Concessions Special offers

£3.50 off Stalls and Dress Circle only (not Thurs mat). Groups 12+: £3.50 off and every 13th seat free. Schools/Colleges: £7.50 best available seats (Thurs both perfs and Sat mat) plus one supervisor free with every ten students.

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TABLE D’HÔTE menu available See page 3

Over a quarter of a million people have seen Never Forget – now you can too! Direct from its acclaimed West End run, this spectacular musical is bursting with life, laughs and the great songs of Take That including the chart-topping smashes Relight My Fire, Pray, Back For Good, Babe and of course, Never Forget. Join the ride of a lifetime as Ash, an aspiring singer/songwriter, and his mates take a roller coaster journey of fame, fortune and friendship on the way to realizing their dreams. Could it be magic? Yes, it could! “Stonkingly entertaining” Mail On Sunday Tickets from £10 – £29.50 Tues – Thurs eves 7.30pm, Fri / Sat 5pm & 8.30pm Captioned performance Sat 25 July 5pm

Fri 5pm

Tues – Thurs eves, Sat 5pm & Fri 8.30pm

Sat 8.30pm

Stalls & Dress Upper Circle Lounges (seat 6) Boxes (seat 4)

£16.50, £19.50, £22.50 £10, £12 £135 £40, £66

£21.50, £24.50, £27.50 £13.50, £15.50 £165 £54, £86

£23.50, £26.50, £29.50 £15.50, £17.50 £177 £62, £94

Concessions Special offers

£2.50 off (excluding Sat eve). Groups 12+: £3 off and every 13th seat free. Schools/Colleges: £11.50 best available seats (Tues eve and Fri 5pm only) plus one supervisor free with every ten students.

CARVERY menu available See page 3

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‘CONNIE

FISHER TRIUMPHS AS MARIA’ Daily Mail

Wednesday 2 – Saturday 26 September

Connie Fisher returns as Maria in the world’s best-loved musical, The Sound of Music. This lavish and critically acclaimed production, direct from the London Palladium, tells the story of the Von Trapp family’s flight across the mountains and works its magic once again, for young and old alike. With its unforgettable score that includes some of the most memorable songs ever performed on the musical stage including My Favorite Things, Do-Re-Mi, Climb Ev’ry Mountain, The Lonely Goatherd, and of course the glorious title song The Sound of Music, it’s the perfect family treat! Tickets from £15 – £42.50 Mondays 7pm Tues – Sat eves 7.30pm Matinées: Week 1: Thurs 2pm, Sat 2.30pm Weeks 2, 3 & 4: Wed 2pm, Sat 2.30pm Signed performance Thurs 17 Sept 7.30pm Captioned performance Wed 23 Sept 7.30pm Audio Described perf Thurs 24 Sept 7.30pm

First night/Thurs mat/ Mon eves/Wed mats

Tues – Fri eves

Sat mats & eves

Stalls & Dress Upper Circle Lounges (seat 6) Boxes (seat 4)

£27, £32, £35 £15, £20 £210 £60, £108

£31.50, £36.50, £39.50 £18, £25.50 £237 £72, £126

£34.50, £39.50, £42.50 £21, £28.50 £255 £84, £138

Concessions Special offers

£3 off (top three prices only). Groups 12+: £5 off (not Sat eves). Groups 20+: £5 off plus one free ticket (not Sat eves). CARVERY menu Groups 50+: £5 off plus three free tickets (not Sat eves). available See page 3 Schools/Youth Groups: £15 best available seats (Mon and Tues eves only); £12.50 best available (Wed mats only) plus one supervisor free with every ten children. Family Ticket: £120 best available seats (Mon – Thurs only) for four to include at least two children of 16 or under. Please note that all discounts are strictly subject to availability.

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‘Definitely one of my favourite things’ Sky News

thesoundofmusictour.com Although the producers of The Sound of Music cannot guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, Connie Fisher is expected to perform at all performances excluding Mon eves and Wed/Thu mats, subject always to illness and holidays.

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Coming soon to the Alhambra

Amateur shows at the Alhambra Monday 28 September – Saturday 3 October

YOUR FAVE TEEN MAGAZINE IS NOW A POPTASTIC MUSICAL!

Tuesday 19 – Saturday 23 May

Eves 7.30pm, Sat mat 2.30pm

The Northern Musical Theatre Company presents

Strictly Spectacular

A Magical Night at the Musicals First class performers from all over Yorkshire bring you sensational music, stunning, glittering costumes and sensational, breathtaking dance routines! A night of real magic. Tickets: £8 – £20

Concessions available

Friday 26 & Saturday 27 June Eves 7.30pm, Sat mat 2pm Schools only performance Thurs 25 June 2pm

Sandra Reid’s SLP College presents

OVER 600,000 CHARTBUSTIN’ ALBUMS SOLD!

A Night at The Oscars

JACKIE is ®© DC Thomson & Co. Ltd. 2009

If you enjoy Musical Theatre and are keen to see ‘Stars of Tomorrow’ this is a show not to be missed. With renowned London choreographers directing a cast of 120, you will be guaranteed a great show that rivals the West End!

Jackie Magazine comes alive in this brand new musical featuring all your favourite 70s pop tunes. It’s the 70s and Jackie Magazine with its breathless pop news and teen advice is every girl’s weekly bible... Travel through time and rediscover all your favourite features: Share the agony with Cathy and Claire, Photo Love – Live On Stage! Are You A David Or A Donny Girl? Knit Your Own Poncho! Make Your Own Eyeshadow! Are Love Bites Dangerous? Spots! Spots! Spots! Boys! Boys! Boys! ...and DANCE! DANCE! DANCE! With hits from: Donny Osmond, David Essex, The Jackson 5, T Rex, Pan’s People, The Bay City Rollers and, of course, David Cassidy. Don’t miss this vibrant brand new show when it comes to Bradford for one week only! Tickets from £7.50 – £24.50 Mon – Thurs 7.30pm Fri 5pm & 8.30pm Sat 2.30pm, 7.30pm Captioned performance Sat 3 Oct 2.30pm

Fri 5pm

Mon – Thurs 7.30pm, Fri 8.30pm & Sat 2.30pm

Sat 7.30pm

Stalls & Dress Upper Circle Lounges (seat 6) Boxes (seat 4)

£15 £7.50 £90 £30, £60

£18.50, £20.50, £22.50 £12.50, £14.50 £135 £50, £74

£20.50, £22.50, £24.50 £13.50, £15.50 £147 £54, £82

Concessions Special offers

£2.50 off all areas. Groups 12+: £2.50 off and every 13th seat free. Schools/Colleges: £7.50 best available seats (Mon – Tues eves and Fri 5pm only) plus one supervisor free with every ten students.

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Tickets: £8.50 – £25

Concessions, Group, Schools and Family Ticket Offers available

Wednesday 15 – Saturday 18 July Eves 7.30pm, Sat mat 2.30pm

Upstagers presents

Oliver The West End musical sensation is coming to Yorkshire! One of the most beloved British musicals brings Dickens’ timeless characters to life. The show features such classic songs as I’d Do Anything, Consider Yourself, Who Will Buy?, Where Is Love?, You’ve Got To Pick A Pocket Or Two and Food, Glorious Food!. Tickets: £12 – £15 Concessions available

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Music, comedy and much more at St George’s Hall Lord of the Dance Fri 8 – Sun 10 May

Fri 8pm, Sat & Sun 2.30pm & 8pm

By Eve Ensler

Since its world premiere, Lord of The Dance has become the most talked about, the most written about and the most acclaimed show in musical history. It has gone on to receive unparalleled accolades and has broken theatrical records everywhere. With more than 150,000 taps per performance, the Irish dance spectacular promises to wow Bradford audiences yet again with its breathtaking footwork and dazzling music. Tickets: £27.50 – £35

The Chuckle Brothers One Night of Queen Chuckle Trek – The Lost Generation

Starring

Tues 26 May 2pm & 5.15pm

American Wrestling Sat 16 May 7.30pm Fun family entertainment. Tickets: £12 adult, £10 child and over 60s Family Ticket: £36 (4 people)

Tues 12 May 8pm The Vagina Monologues returns to Bradford for one night only. Based on author Eve Ensler’s Vagina Interviews conducted with women from all around the world, this hilariously witty and moving collection of tales gives voice to a chorus of lusty, outrageous, poignant, brave and thoroughly human stories. As sharp as Sex and the City, as unmissable as Friends and as funny as Smack the Pony!, this is the ultimate girls night out!

“Fresh, funny and beguiling.” Daily Mail Tickets: £18

Heather Small Live plus Special Guests Fri 22 May 7.30pm As the voice of M People, with hits such as Moving On Up, One Night In Heaven and Search For The Hero achieving massive worldwide success, Heather Small became one of the seminal British voices of the 1990s. Heather will showcase her vocal talent here in Bradford with a mixture of blues and jazz standards and the greatest and best-loved hits from her own solo material as well as her days with M People. Tickets: £25

16 St George’s Hall : 01274 432000 (Booking Fees apply)

To boldly go where no-one has gone for a while! Paul and Barry set off on a new adventure and this time find themselves hurtling through Space. Captain James T Burke needs to recruit a crew to go on board the USS Exercise as they must save the Earth from being taken over by a nation of rogue ‘Robots’. The alien Robot colony has waged war on our world and must be stopped at all costs! Can Earth be saved from this new threat to our planet? Are the Chuckle Brothers the intrepid duo who can do this? Of course they are! Don’t miss this brand new adventure in Space. Book now to avoid disappointment. Suitable for ages 5+ Tickets: £12.50

An Evening of Clairvoyance with

Colin Fry

Wed 27 May 7.30pm As seen on Living TV’s Sixth Sense. For entertainment purposes only. Tickets: £19.50

Fri 29 May 7.30pm Starring Gary Mullen If you are feeling Under Pressure to choose a show that you and the Love Of Your Life or Your Best Friend will enjoy, then it’s a A Kind Of Magic that you are reading this. Tear It Up and Keep Yourself Alive by going to see this show. Have One Vision before Another One Bites The Dust, pick up the phone to book a ticket now – it’ll only take a Flash. Break Free and We Will Rock You! Tickets: £13.50, £15.50 & £17.50 Groups of 10+: 1 ticket free Groups of 20+: £2 off

Fri 15 May 7.30pm Line-up includes: VII Gems Rock Dance Division featuring Ken Swift (USA) Salah (France) MyoSung (Korea) Plus local acts: Future Flava (Sheffield) Momentum Dance (Wakefield) Downrock (Sheffield) Mime Crisis (Bradford) Featuring local acts, DJs and freestyle sessions in the foyer, this is no ordinary night at the theatre... Tickets: £15, £10 under 25s Groups and family ticket available

Workshops

Thurs 14 May The Studio Theatre £10 per person per class 1 B Boying workshop (General level) with MyoSung: 4.30pm – 6pm 1 PABE workshop (General level) with Salah: 6.15pm – 7.45pm 1 Rocking workshop (General level) with VII Gems Rock Dance Division & Ken Swift: 8pm – 9.30pm Places must be booked in advance. Please call the Box Office to find out more. In association with Dance Consortium



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Music, comedy and much more at St George’s Hall Ricky Tomlinson’s

All New Laughter Show Sat 30 May 7.30pm Ricky Tomlinson hosts the evening as his character Jim Royle (BBC TV’s Royle Family) and brings us his very own laughter show consisting of over two hours of side-splitting comedy! Joining Ricky will be Tony Barton (Coronation Street and Emmerdale), Eddie Archer (The Comedians) and the comedy show band, Black Onyx (Rock with Laughter). This is a night of comedy with a ‘Capital C’ – not to be missed. Tickets: £15

Sat 23 May 8pm The award-winning, hilarious and sometimes poignant tale of a quiet Irish community and its change by the arrival of a massive Hollywood movie shoot is back in Bradford. Universally loved by all who see it, Stones In His Pockets has a disarming simplistic charm all of its own. The entire story is brought to life by two highly talented actors who play over 15 characters between them in a triumph of characterisation and physical comedy. From the two cheeky Irish lads intent on becoming big movie players to the diva lead Hollywood actress, whose Irish accent leaves a lot to be desired, Stones In His Pockets stands out as one of the funniest and moving plays of its time.

Fri 19 June 8pm Don’t miss this fabulous rock ‘n’ roll tribute show performed by a talented cast of singers and musicians. You can expect all the greats including Jerry Lee Lewis’s Great Balls Of Fire; The Big Bopper’s Chantilly Lace; Eddie Cochran’s classics Twenty Flight Rock and Hallelujah, I Love Her So; and a spelling-binding rendition of Roy Orbison’s Mystery Girl. ‘Buddy Holly’ skips his way energetically across the stage wielding his Fender Stratocaster with style and gives an animated performance full of life, oozing vitality and energy. This is a rockin’ evening, book early to avoid disappointment. Tickets: £16.50 & £18.50

Tickets: £18.50 & £20 Groups 10+: £1.50 off + 1 free ticket Concessions available

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Russell Howard Dingledodies

Sun 5 July 8pm Due to overwhelming demand Russell has further extended his Dingledodies tour which came to St George’s Hall last autumn. Don’t miss the star of Mock The Week (BBC2), Live at the Apollo (BBC1) as he comes back to Bradford.

“Probably the best of a new generation of comics.”

Calling all Super Troupers and Dancing Queens!

Tickets: £17 Concessions: £2 off Groups of 10+: 1 ticket free

Thurs 4 June 7.30pm

The Independent

Fri 5 June 7.30pm

Suitable for ages 14+

The Shaolin Warriors

“The Mock The Week star has joined the big league.”

Dancing Queen Celebrating timeless hits from the pop phenomenon ABBA and hot on the heels of the huge success of the Broadway Musical Mamma Mia, this outrageous glittering production is a non-stop, fun filled party for everyone. Featuring a dynamic cast of singers and dancers, beautiful costumes and dazzling choreography, this high octane, musical extravaganza features fabulous ‘Broadway Style’ production pieces, performed to mega ABBA hits, including Money Money Money, Fernando, Voulez Vous, Take a Chance and many more. Guaranteed to have everyone dancing, singing and swinging in the aisles. So dig out those flares, put on your dancing shoes and – get ready for the biggest party ever!

“Sad, hilarious and irresistable.” Sunday Times “A theatrical tour de force.” The Scotsman

Rockin’ on Heaven’s Door

Time Out

Tickets: £15

An Audience with

Sally Morgan

Mon 29 June 7.30pm A return visit to St George’s Hall by the ‘star psychic’ from the national TV series. For entertainment purposes only. Tickets: £19.50

Direct from China and for the first time ever in Europe! This breathtaking theatrical Kung Fu Show vividly depicts the rarely-seen Kung Fu masters’ feats of agility strength and skill, using Buddhist Meditation and their rigorous martial arts training. The show is an extravaganza, with gorgeous scenery, atmospheric music, beautiful lights, and hundreds of costumes. Audiences will be amazed and thrilled by the death defying Kung Fu disciplines such as qigong, animal imitation boxing, drunken boxing, and fighting with 18 kinds of traditional weapons. A huge hit in three continents, this show has been seen by over 500,000 people of all ages, who have been excited and astounded by The Shaolin Warriors.

.“..rip roaring entertainment!” Western Australian

.“..agility, grace and showmanship” Washington Post Tickets: £16, £18 & £21 Groups of 10+: 1 ticket free Family ticket: £60 on top two ticket prices (for 4, to include at least 2 children)

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Music, comedy and much more at St George’s Hall BBC Worldwide presents

Coming soon to St George’s Hall

An Evening with

Ricky ‘The Hitman’ Hatton Featuring Frank Bruno Wed 15 July 8pm A unique chance to spend an evening in the company of one of British boxing’s most successful and popular fighters of all time. The acclaimed show is a hilarious glimpse into the life and career of the man affectionately known as ‘The Hitman’. Frank Bruno needs little introduction as at the height of his powers he was the most popular sportsman in the country. To this day the, former world heavyweight champion remains a national icon. Tickets: £25 VIP tickets available. Call for info.

Tickets: £16.50 adult, £14.50 child Family Ticket: £58 (for 4, to include at least 2 children) Groups 12+: £12 each BBC logo TM and © 1996. Tweenies characters and logo TM and © 1998 – 2001. Licensed by BBC Worldwide.

The Gruffalo

Sat 5 September 1.30pm

Tues 13 & Wed 14 October

Noddy and his friends have been entertaining children for generations and it’s easy to see why. With a cast of fun and memorable characters, good morals and a sprinkling of fun and magic, Noddy is a world full of charming characters who love to help each other play and learn. Tickets: £12 adult, £10 child Family Ticket: £40 (for 4, to include at least 2 children)

Sat 11am & 2pm, Sun 11am

Suitable for 2+ years

Noddy in Toyland

Suitable for 3 to 7 years

Sat 25 & Sun 26 July

The Tweenies are back with their chart-busting new show Top of the Tots packed with tot-tastic tunes including, Do The Lollipop, Do It Like Me and Everybody Do This. So get ready for the fab four to entertain you once again in their spectacular new theatre show. Get set to reach for the stars, sing along, dance in the aisles and find out why the Tweenies are still the ultimate number one! www.bbcliveshows.com

Fri 4 September 7.30pm

Noddy® Toyland® Noddy in Toyland TM© (2008) CRL

Tim Minchin

Ready For This? Thurs 1 October 8pm

Here Come The Boys Sun 19 July 7.30pm January 1991 and things would never be the same again for women! The biggest US male glamour phenomenon came to the UK and took us by storm... This troupe of American Beefcake brought the most muscle bound hunks to our fair shores and everyone was talking about them. Every woman wanted her man to look like one or wanted to take one home! Every guy was either jealous, wanted to be one or... wanted to take one home! They’re back and they’re looking better than ever! Geared up, fit and raring to go, the most recognised original cast members have reunited with a few new faces for a sensational show. Don’t miss this rare treat! Tickets: £27.50

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After a sell-out UK tour last autumn, uberminstrel Tim Minchin lugs his piano back out on the road to give those poor souls who missed out another chance to see his biting and brilliant show.

Tues 1.30pm & 4.30pm Wed 10am & 1.30pm

Based on the award-winning picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Join Mouse as she sets out into the woods on a hunt for hazelnuts; meet a wheelerdealer Fox, an eccentric old Owl, a maraca-shaking, party-mad Snake... and, of course, the Gruffalo! Songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged 3 to 300!

“Monstrous fun!” Daily Mail “Irresistibly charming” b b b b The Times Suitable for 3 to 6 years Tickets: £12 Groups and Schools Offers available

Two-time Grammy Awardwinners, Soweto Gospel Choir returns to St George’s Hall with a programme featuring choir and audience favourites from the past six years. You can expect earthy rhythms, rich harmonies, energetic percussion and a touch of humour. Add to this dynamic dancing with vibrant, colourful costumes and the mix is explosive. This young dynamic choir performs both traditional and contemporary music, adding its own unique feel and interpretation to both.

“...a truly otherworldly sound that literally takes the breath away... dazzling.” The Scotsman

Tickets: £18, £22 & £23.50

Tickets: £17.50

Julian Clary

Lord of the Mince Tues 20 October 8pm Suitable for 16+ years Tickets: £20 Concessions available

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General information

Access

Booking Fees

Where are we?

Booking fees apply for all shows.

The Alhambra Theatre and St George’s Concert Hall are conveniently located in the heart of Bradford city centre, within easy walking distance of train stations and bus stops. Alhambra Theatre: Morley Street, BD7 1AJ St George’s Hall: Bridge Sreet, BD1 1JT

Bradford Theatres welcome people with access requirements. If you require specific assistance or advice in advance of your visit, please contact our House Managers on 01274 432375. Or ask for a copy of our leaflet, Access to Bradford Theatres.

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Online bradford-theatres.co.uk There is a £1.50 per ticket charge for this service on top of the booking fee (see above). Alhambra Theatre or St George’s Hall

10am – 6pm non-show nights (Alhambra) 10am – 3pm non-show nights (St George’s) 10am until 30 minutes after start time on show nights (both venues) Thursdays – open from 11am

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Children aged 16 and under, full time students, over 60s, disabled persons, Passport to Leisure, Script Yorkshire and Equity Members (only one discount applicable per ticket). Proof of eligibility must be provided at the Box Office.

Designated parking spaces are available for disabled patrons at the Alhambra on Morley Street and on Randall Well Street opposite the Love Apple Cafébar. Please access the Morley Street spaces via Great Horton Road at the side of the Alhambra. There is a drop-off and pick-up point in the lay-by outside St George’s Hall for wheelchair users. For further information, please ask for a copy of our leaflet Access to Bradford Theatres when booking your tickets.

Please call 01274 431052.

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In Person

Please check the website for a full list of ticket agents in the region.

There are six wheelchair spaces at both venues. Level access is via Great Horton Road for the Alhambra and Bridge Street for St George’s. Please let us know your requirements at the time of booking. Wheelchair accessible toilets are available at both venues.

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