WELCOME TO THE AUTUMN SEASON OF LIVE ENTERTAINMENT! (2024)

Adam Renton, General Manager Bradford Theatres says:

We’re thrilled to kick off our autumn 2024 season and can’t wait for you to dive into our new brochure – there’s something exciting for everyone!

Join us at the Alhambra Theatre, St George’s Hall, The Studio, and King’s Hall in Ilkley for the best in live entertainment. From musicals and stand-up comedy to a diverse line-up of live music, we’ve got a packed schedule that promises unforgettable moments.

While we have too many amazing shows to list them all here, we must spotlight two spectacular long-running productions at the Alhambra Theatre. Get ready for outrageous laughs with The Book of Mormon, gracing our stage for 3 weeks in November. Then, in early December, our annual pantomime kicks off with a fresh twist on a classic tale – this year, it’s Pinocchio! Plus, there’s still time to book for Disney’s Aladdin, making its UK tour debut and landing at our venue for 3 weeks in August.

I look forward to extending our usual warm welcome when you visit Bradford Theatres next season.

Still booking…

Disney’s Aladdin ­– Wednesday 14 August – Sunday 1 September. Alhambra Theatre.
Signed: Thu 22 Aug 7.30pm, Captioned: Wed 28 Aug 7.30pm, Audio Described: Fri 30 Aug 7.30pm.
Recommended age: 6+ (under 3s not admitted).

One lamp, three wishes and infinite possibilities…
From the producers that brought you The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast and Frozen, comes the spectacular Disney Broadway and West End musicalAladdin which flies into the Alhambra Theatre this summer!
Escape to a whole new world and experience this extraordinary theatrical event already seen by over 14 million people worldwide. Featuring the smash hit songs from the 1992 animated film by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, and Tim Rice, this exuberant production is filled with unforgettable magic, comedy, and breathtaking spectacle!

September

Ed Byrne: Tragedy Plus Time – Wednesday 4 September 7.30pm, King’s Hall Ilkley. Age guidance 14+.

A Night at the Movies: The Soundtrack of your Life – Saturday 7 September 7.30pm, St George’s Hall.

Chris Norman: The Voice of Smokie – Tuesday 10 September 7.30pm, St George’s Hall.

Psychic Sally – Wednesday 11 September 7.30pm, St George’s Hall.This show is investigational and for the purpose of entertainment.

Will Young – Wednesday 11 September 7.30pm, King’s Hall Ilkley. SOLD OUT.

Lutherwith Harry Cambridge and his 10 piece band – Friday 13 September 7.30pm, St George’s Hall.

Lipstick on your Collar – Saturday 14 September 7.30pm, St George’s Hall.

The Betrayers: Final Move – Saturday 14 September 6.30pm arrival for 7.30pm start, Restaurant 1914 at the Alhambra Theatre. Includes 3 course dinner – set menu.
A group of strangers meet in a castle deep in the wilderness as they compete to survive in the ultimate murder mystery. Hosted by Cornelia Shrinkleman, the show has moved to Restaurant 1914 for the grand finale. In an act of complete betrayal, the show’s producer is murdered for real – who will be able to solve the riddles and crack this code before the evening ends?

Big Girls Don’t Cry – Wednesday 18 September 7.30pm, King’s Hall Ilkley.

The Leeds International Piano Competition Concerto Finals – Friday 20 – Saturday 21 September 7pm, St George’s Hall.

Shaun Ryder: Happy Mondays - and Fridays and Saturdays and Sundays – Friday 20 September 7.30pm, King’s Hall Ilkley. Age guidance 16+.

The Comedy Store – Saturday 21 September 8pm, King’s Hall Ilkley. Age guidance 18+.

Toad on the Roadwith Neighbours star Ryan Moloney (AKA Toadie Rebecchi) – Monday 23 September 7.30pm, St George’s Hall.

An Evening with Sir Geoff Hurst – Tuesday 24 September 7.30pm, King’s Hall Ilkley.

Lloyd Cole: One Man Show – Wednesday 25 September 7.30pm, King’s Hall Ilkley.

The Manfreds– Thursday 26 September 7.45pm, King’s Hall Ilkley.

Katherine Ryan: Battleaxe – Friday 27 September 8pm, St George’s Hall. Age guidance 16+.

Travis Jay: Travesty – Friday 27 September 8pm, The Studio. Age guidance 14+.

Frank Skinner: 30 Years of Dirt – Saturday 28 September 7.30pm, St George’s Hall. Age guidance 14+.

The Choriza May Show – Saturday 28 September 7.30pm, The Studio. Age guidance 16+.

October

Abbamania: The 25th Anniversary Tour– Thursday 3 October 7.30pm, King’s Hall Ilkley.

Michael Palin: There and Back The Diary Tour – Friday 4 October 7.30pm, Alhambra Theatre.
Best-selling author and comedy legend Michael Palin is going back on the road. In this new show, with the help of rarely seen photos and video, Michael brings some of his momentous times to life as he talks through this latest Diary to take us backstage on this most recent productive decade.

Max Fosh: Loophole – Saturday 5 October 7.30pm, St George’s Hall. Age guidance 14+.

Desi Central – Saturday 5 October 7.30pm, The Studio. Age guidance 16+.

Only Fools and Horses The Musical – Monday 7 – Saturday 12 October, Alhambra Theatre.
Signed: Thu 10 Oct 7.30pm, Captioned: Fri 11 Oct 7.30pm, Audio Described: Sat 12 Oct 2.30pm.
Stick a pony in your pocket – The Trotters are back and coming to Bradford! Don’t miss the smash hit show Only Fools and Horses The Musical – direct from a record-breaking four-year sold-out run in London’s West End –Sam Lupton (Wicked, Little Shop of Horrors) will be playing Del Boy alongside Tom Major, making his professional theatre debut, as Rodney with Philip Childs playing the role of Grandad.

Based on John Sullivan’s legendary television show, this critically acclaimed home-grown musical spectacular features cherished material from Britain’s best loved TV series. So don’t delay, get on the blower, and get a ticket for a truly cushty night out – only a 42 carat PLONKER would miss it!

Legends of the Dance Floorwith Strictly Come Dancing legends Brendan Cole, James Jordan, Pasha Kovalev, Vincent Simone and Ian Waite – Wednesday 9 October 7.30pm, St George’s Hall.

Chris Kent: Back at It – Wednesday 9 October 8pm, The Studio. Age guidance 14+.

An Evening of Burlesque – Thursday 10 October 7.30pm, St George’s Hall. Age guidance 18+.

Matt Bragg: Has Nothing Wrong with Him – Friday 11 October 8pm, The Studio. Age guidance 16+.

Lviv Philharmonic Orchestra – Friday 11 October 7.30pm, St George’s Hall.

Let There Be House! – Saturday 12 October 7.30pm, St George’s Hall. Age guidance 14+.

An Evening Without Kate Bush – Saturday 12 October 7.30pm, The Studio. Age guidance 10+.

Now That’s What I Call A Musical – Tuesday 15 – Saturday 19 October. Alhambra Theatre.
Signed: Thu 17 Oct 7.30pm, Captioned: Fri 18 Oct 7.30pm, Audio Described: Sat 19 Oct 2.30pm.
Two best friends, one unforgettable reunion! Now a brand-new musical comedy. Starring award-winning comedy actress and EastEnders star Nina Wadia who will be joined on stage by special guest, Jay Osmond – performing one of his biggest hits, Crazy Horses! Get ready to relive the soundtrack of your youth at Now That’s What I Call a Musical! Celebrating 40 years of iconic and chart-topping compilation albums, this brand-new musical comedy is bursting with the greatest hits from the 80s: Gold, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Tainted Love, Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves and many more!

The WOW Show with Jude Kelly – Wednesday 16 October 7.30pm, St George’s Hall.

Tom Stade: Risky Business – Wednesday 16 October 8pm, The Studio. Age guidance 16+.

Al Murray - The Pub Landlord: Guv Island –Thursday 17 October 7.30pm, St George’s Hall. Age guidance 16+.

Alfie Brown: Open Hearted Human Enquiry – Thursday 17 October 7.30pm, The Studio. Age guidance 18+.

Jimmy Carr: Laughs Funny – Friday 18 October 7pm & 9.30pm, St George’s Hall. Age guidance 16+.

Ed Gamble: Hot Diggity Dog– Saturday 19 October 7.30pm, St George’s Hall. Age guidance 14+.

Chicago – Monday 21 – Saturday 26 October. Alhambra Theatre.
Signed: Thu 24 Oct 7.30pm, Captioned: Fri 25 Oct 7.30pm, Audio Described: Sat 26 Oct 2.30pm. Age guidance 12+.
Murder, greed, corruption, exploitation, adultery and treachery… all those things we hold near and dear to our hearts.’ So begins the international multi-award winning musical, Chicago. Created by the musical theatre talents of John Kander, Fred Ebb and legendary choreographer Bob Fosse, Chicago’s sexy, sassy score with one show-stopping song after another includes Razzle Dazzle, Cell Block Tango, and All That Jazz. With 6 Tony Awards, 2 Olivier Awards, a Grammy® and thousands of standing ovations, Chicago truly is ‘superb’ (Daily Telegraph).

Dom Joly: The Conspiracy Tour – Tuesday 22 October 7.30pm, King’s Hall Ilkley. Age guidance 14+.

The Ultimate Boy Band Party Show – Wednesday 23 October 7.30pm, St George’s Hall.

An Evening with Jeff Stelling – Wednesday 23 October 7.30pm, King’s Hall Ilkley.

Paul Smith: Pablo – Thursday 24 October 7.30pm, St George’s Hall. Age guidance 16+.

Russell Hicks: Happy To Be Here – Thursday 24 October 8pm, The Studio. Age guidance 16+.

Rave On The Ultimate 50s and 60s experience – Thursday 24 October 7.30pm, King’s Hall Ilkley.

Discos for Grown Ups – Saturday 26 October 8pm, St George’s Hall. Age guidance 18+.

George Lewis: The Best Thing You’ll Ever Do – Saturday 26 October 8pm, The Studio. Age guidance 16+.

Ghost The Musical– Tuesday 29 October – Saturday 2 November, Alhambra Theatre.
Signed: Thu 31 Oct 7.30pm, Captioned: Fri 1 Nov 7.30pm, Audio Described: Sat 2 Nov 2.30pm. Age guidance 12+.
Walking back to their apartment late one night, a tragic encounter sees Sam murdered and his beloved girlfriend Molly alone, in despair and utterly lost. But with the help of a phony storefront psychic, Sam, trapped between this world and the next, tries to communicate with Molly in the hope of saving her from grave danger…

Billy Billingham: Always A Little Further – Tuesday 29 October 7.30pm, King’s Hall Ilkley. Age guidance 14+.

Henry Normal and Nigel Planer – Tuesday 29 October 7.30pm, The Studio.

Science Museum: The Live Stage Show – Wednesday 30 October 2pm, St George’s Hall. Age guidance 5+.

The Australian Pink Floyd Show – Thursday 31 October 7.30pm, St George’s Hall. Age guidance 14+.

Ned Boulting’s Marginal Mystery Tour – Thursday 31 October 7.30pm, King’s Hall Ilkley.

November

Peter Hook and the Light – Friday 1 November 8pm, St George’s Hall.

Gareth Malone: Sing-a-long-a-Gareth: My Life Through Song – Saturday 2 November 7.30pm, St George’s Hall.

The Comedy Store – Saturday 2 November 8pm, King’s Hall Ilkley. Age guidance 18+.

The Book of Mormon – Tuesday 5 – Saturday 23 November, Alhambra Theatre.
Signed: Sat 9 Nov 2.30pm, Captioned: Sat 16 Nov 2.30pm, Audio Described: Sat 23 Nov 2.30pm. Recommended age 16+. Contains adult themes and strong language throughout.
The New York Times calls it ‘The best musical of this century.’ The Washington Post says, ‘It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals.’ And Entertainment Weekly raves, ‘Grade A: the funniest musical of all time.’ It’s The Book of Mormon, the nine-time Tony Award and four-time Olivier winning Best Musical. This outrageous musical comedy from creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and Bobby Lopez co-writer of Avenue Q and Frozen, follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent on a mission to a place that’s about as far from Salt Lake City as you can get.

Paul Weller – Tuesday 5 November 8pm, St George’s Hall. SOLD OUT.

The Elvis Years – Thursday 7 November 7.30pm, St George’s Hall.

Aled Jones: Full Circle – Thursday 7 November 7.30pm, King’s Hall Ilkley.

Jason Manford: A Manford All Seasons – Friday 8 November 7.30pm, St George’s Hall. Age guidance 14+.

Dancing in The Streets – Wednesday 13 November 7.30pm, St George’s Hall.

Rock Orchestra by Candlelight – Thursday 14 November 8pm. St George’s Hall.

Tez Ilyas: After Eight – Friday 15 November 7.30pm, St George’s Hall. Age guidance 16+.

Northern Live: Do I Love You – Saturday 16 November 7.30pm, St George’s Hall.

Mo Gilligan: In The Moment World Tour 2024 – Thursday 21 November 8pm, St George’s Hall. Age guidance 16+.

ABC: An Intimate Evening with Martin Fry – Thursday 21 November 7.30pm, King’s Hall Ilkley.

Paddy McGuinness: Nearly There – Friday 22 November 7.45pm, St George’s Hall. Age guidance 15+.

Fairytale of New York – Saturday 23 November 2.30pm & 7.30pm, St George’s Hall.

Hairspray – Monday 25 – Saturday 30 November, Alhambra Theatre.
Signed: Thu 28 Nov 7.30pm, Captioned: Fri 29 Nov 7.30pm, Audio Described: Sat 30 Nov 2.30pm.
The big, bold and beautiful musical, Hairspray is back on tour! Starring Yorkshire’s Neil Hurst (The Full Monty, Coronation Street) as Edna Turnblad and Strictly Come Dancing’s Joanne Clifton (Shrek the Musical, The Addams Family) as the fierce yet fabulous Velma von Tussle. Making her directorial debut is Hairspray royalty Brenda Edwards (Hairspray, We Will Rock You) who will bring new energy from behind the scenes. Hairspray took Broadway by storm, winning 8 Tony Awards. The production went on to win 4 Olivier Awards in the West End, and multiple awards worldwide.

Adam Kay: Undoctored –Wednesday 27 November 7.30pm, St George’s Hall. Age guidance 16+.

An Evening with Kevin Sinfield – Thursday 28 November 7.30pm, St George’s Hall.

Stage 84 presents 40th Anniversary Christmas Spectacular – Saturday 30 November 2pm & 7.30pm, St George’s Hall.

December

Step Into Christmas – Thursday 5 December 7.30pm, St George’s Hall.

Kate Rusby: Winter Lights Tour – Friday 6 December 7.30pm, St George’s Hall.

The Adventures of Pinocchio – Saturday 7 December – Sunday 19 January 2025, Alhambra Theatre.
Signed: Thu 12 Dec 2pm & Sun 12 Jan 5pm, Captioned: Sun 5 Jan 5pm, Audio Described: Thu 2 Jan 2.30pm & 7.15pm, Relaxed: Tue 7 Jan 1pm & 6pm.
Pantomime will be making a magical return to The Alhambra Theatre this festive season with the spectacular new panto adventure,Pinocchio. Comedy sensationBilly Pearce leads the cast as toymaker Geppetto, with his prize creation Pinocchio transforming from the famous puppet to a real boy, whose nose grows every time he tells a lie. Joining Billy is Coronation Street starChris Gascoyne who will take on the role of the evil Stromboli. Featuring stunning sets and costumes, fantastic special effects and laugh-out-loud comedy, the 2024 Alhambra Theatre panto is guaranteed to be a spectacle!

Milton Jones – Sunday 8 December 7.30pm, King’s Hall Ilkley. Age guidance 16+. SOLD OUT

Rick Wakeman: Yuletide Christmas Show – Monday 9 December 7.30pm, St George’s Hall.

Christmas with Anton Du Beke – Wednesday 11 December 7.30pm, St George’s Hall. Age guidance 8+.

The Time of Our Lives: The Ultimate 80s Mix Tape! – Thursday 12 December 7.45pm, King’s Hall Ilkley.

Steve Steinman’s Anything For Love: The Meat Loaf Story – Thursday 12 December 7.30pm, St George’s Hall.

Leeds Musical Theatre Choir: A Very Musical Christmas – Saturday 14 December 7pm, St George’s Hall.

Lost In Music: One Night at the Disco – Thursday 19 December 7.30pm, St George’s Hall.

The Big Pants Party– Thursday 19 December 7.30pm, King’s Hall Ilkley.

Brighouse and Rastrick Band Christmas Concert – Friday 20 December 7.30pm, St George’s Hall.

The Chicago Blues Brothers: Respect– Saturday 21 December 7.30pm, St George’s Hall.

Coming soon…

Hamilton– Tuesday 28 January – Saturday 15 March 2025, Alhambra Theatre.

Signed: Thu 27 Feb 7.30pm, Audio Described: Wed 5 Mar 2pm, Captioned: Thu 6 Mar 7.30pm. Age guidance 10+.

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s multi-award-winning cultural phenomenonHamilton is touring the UK for the very first time and is coming to the Alhambra Theatre for a 7-week season from Tuesday 28 January 2025.Hamilton is the story of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and helped shape the very foundations of the America we know today.Winner of 11 Tony Awards including Best Musical, 7 Olivier Awards, the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album.

WELCOME TO THE AUTUMN SEASON OF LIVE ENTERTAINMENT! (2024)

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