Bradford Theatres, which includes King’s Hall Ilkley, St George’s Hall and The Alhambra, have released details of their Spring 2020 season.
Adam Renton, General Manager Bradford Theatres says: “With a wide range of exciting events taking place at all four of our venues, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in our forthcoming spring season. There’s still time to grab a ticket for the fairest panto in Yorkshire, Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs, which runs at the Alhambra Theatre until the end of January. Then we launch into our spring season with, amongst other things, a superb range of dance productions. We have a welcome return by Rambert and Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes; and a Yorkshire exclusive visit by Acosta Danza, with a guest appearance by international ballet superstar Carlos Acosta. We also have an array of amazing musicals this season at the Alhambra Theatre with the awe-inspiring We Will Rock You; and return visits by Beautiful, Joseph and the global phenomenon Disney’s The Lion King, which will take up its 8 week residency at the end of April.
The new Café at St George’s Hall is now open and we hope you will call in to enjoy a drink and some food with us. The spring season at our newly refurbished venue includes a fantastic mix of family shows and comedy, as well as classical music with visits from the Hallé including their popular New Year Viennese concert.”
December and January is going to be a great few months. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs runs from Saturday 14 thDecember 2019 – Sunday 26th January 2020 at the Alhambra. The show stars panto legend Billy Pearce, Steps star and Strictly Come Dancing finalist Faye Tozer and family TV favourite Paul Chuckle.
The Hallé is coming to St George’s Hall on Sunday 5th January at 3pm as part of Bradford’s International Classical Music Season!
Alan Titchmarsh comes to Ilkley on 9th January, Sandi Toksvig comes to St George’s Hall on 11th January and Tony Blackburn also pays the venue a visit on 16th January. Gary Delaney is heading to The Studio on 18th January too so don’t miss that.
I’m particularly interested in I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue Stage Tour on Monday 27th January at St George’s Hall. The show sees Tim Brooke-Taylor, Tony Hawks, Marcus Brigstocke, Richard Osman and host Jack Dee come together for an unmissable evening of inspired nonsense.
On 29th January – 1st February Stephen Daldry’s production of An Inspector Calls comes to the Alhambra. I’ve seen the JB Priestley adaptation before and it’s bloody brilliant, so well worth a watch.
February kicks off with European Union Chamber Orchestra at St George’s Hall.
But without a doubt the main event will be Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat at the Alhambra, running from Tuesday 4th – Saturday 8th February. The show will star Britain’s Got Talent’s Mark McMullan as Joseph. I’ve never heard of him but surely he can’t be worse than Jaymi Hensley.
World-class dance company Rambert are bringing their new show to the Alhambra on 12th-14th February so that’s a recommended watch too.
A big show of February will be We Will Rock You from Monday 17th – Saturday 22nd February. The Queen and Ben Elton musical returns to the UK with all the very best Queen hits. Are you ready to rock out?
The other hit of the month is one of the very best musicals of all time – The Sound of Music from Tuesday 25th to Saturday 29th February. The true story of the world-famous singing family is sure to melt hearts an have you singing along.
In March, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical comes to the Alhambra from Tuesday 3rd to Saturday 7th March. The show tells the inspiring true story of Carole King’s remarkable rise to stardom. Even if you think you don’t know Carole King’s music, you’d be very surprised! She’s written so many incredible hits and it’ll be great for lovers of any type of music to come along and listen.
On 3rd and 4th March The Tiger Who Came To Tea is coming to St George’s Hall. It’s a kids show so I’m super disappointed I can’t go along and watch it as it was one of my very favourite books when I was a child!
Acosta Danza Evolution is coming to the Alhambra Theatre on Friday 13th & Saturday 14th March. The international ballet superstar Carlos Acosta and his critically acclaimed Cuban company Acosta Danza perform a programme of new and existing works.
The dance show is swiftly followed by Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes on Tuesday 17th – Saturday 21st March at the Alhambra Theatre. The adaptation of the legendary film returns after winning two Olivier Awards and dazzling audiences across the UK and the USA.
David Walliams’ Billionaire Boy is 2020’s answer to Matilda on Tuesday 31st March – Saturday 4th April at the Alhambra Theatre. Joe Spud is twelve years old and the richest boy in the country. He has his own sports car, two crocodiles as pets and £100,000 a week pocket money! But what Joe doesn’t have is a friend. What will he discover when he ditches private school for the local comp?
What’s In A Name? arrives at The Alhambra from Tuesday 7th – Saturday 11th April. It’s billed as a riotously funny evening that questions whether a person’s name truly reflects who they are. Stars Joe Thomas (The Inbetweeners, Fresh Meat), Bo Poraj (Miranda, Musketeers) and Laura Patch (Afterlife, Star Stories). I’ve heard such good things about this play and it’s great to see it coming to Bradford!
The final show coming to Bradford this season is Disney’s The Lion King. Coming to Alhambra Theatre from 30th April – 20th June, this is sure to be a total sell-out. Disney’s beloved film has been transformed into a spectacular theatrical experience that explodes with glorious colours, stunning effects and enchanting music. I’ve seen the show before at the Alhambra and it really doesn’t disappoint at all! You must go to see it while you have chance, before it disappears back off to the West End.
The following one-night shows are also coming to Bradford in February, March and April:
- Spirit of the Dance – Wednesday 5 February 7.30pm, St George’s Hall
- Clinton Baptiste The Paranormalist Returns! Thursday 6 February 7.30pm, The Studio
- John Archer Against The Odds – Friday 7 February 8pm, The Studio
- Good Vibrations Classic Beach Boys – Saturday 8 February 7.30pm, St George’s Hall
- Steve Steinman’s Vampires Rock Ghost Train – Thursday 13 February 7.30pm, St George’s Hall
- The Traveling Wilburys Songbook – Saturday 15 February 7.30pm, King’s Hall Ilkley
- The Hallé – Saturday 15 February 7.30pm, St George’s Hall
- John Shuttleworth’s Back – Tuesday 18 February 7.30pm, King’s Hall Ilkley
- Tango Fire – Accompanied by the Tango Fuego Quartet – Wednesday 19 February 7.30pm, St George’s Hall
- Herman’s Hermits 55th Anniversary Tour – Thursday 20 February 7.30pm, King’s Hall Ilkley
- Fascinating Aida – Thursday 20 February 7.30pm, St George’s Hall
- Aria Quartet, Basel – Friday 21 February 7.30pm, St George’s Hall
- Flo and Joan Before The Screaming Starts – Friday 21 February 8pm, The Studio
- The Music of Prince – Saturday 22 February 7.30pm, St George’s Hall
- Menopause the Musical 2 Cruising Through Menopause – Wednesday 26 February 7.30pm, St George’s Hall
- Dom Joly’s Holiday Snaps Travel and Comedy in the Danger Zone – Thursday 27 February 7.30pm, King’s Hall Ilkley
- The Foundations – Friday 28 February 7.30pm, King’s Hall Ilkley
- Boyzlife Tour 2020 – Featuring Brian McFadden and Keith Duffy – Saturday 29 February 7.30pm, St George’s Hall
- Andy Parsons Healing The Nation – Thursday 5 March 8pm, King’s Hall Ilkley
- Benjamin Grosvenor – Friday 6 March 7.30pm, St George’s Hall
- The Tina Turner Experience – Friday 6 March 7.30pm, King’s Hall Ilkley
- Lipstick on Your Collar – Saturday 7 March 7.30pm, King’s Hall Ilkley
- Stephen Bailey Can’t Be Bothered – Thursday 12 March 7.30pm, The Studio
- Adam Kay This is Going to Hurt (secret diaries of a Junior Doctor) – Sunday 15 March 7.30pm, St George’s Hall
- Thank You for The Music The ultimate tribute to ABBA – Thursday 19 March 7.45pm, King’s Hall Ilkley
- Northern Live – Do I Love You – Friday 20 March 7.30pm, St George’s Hall
- Ian Waite & Vincent Simone The Ballroom Boys Act Two – Monday 30 March 7.30pm, St George’s Hall
- La Bohème – Wednesday 25 March, 7.30pm, Alhambra Theatre
- Madama Butterfly – Thursday 26 March, 7.30pm, Alhambra Theatre
- Linos Piano Trio – Friday 3 April 7.30pm, St George’s Hall
- Kiri Pritchard-McLean – Empathy, Pains – Saturday 4 April 7.30pm, The Studio
- A Tribute to Amy – The Amy Winehouse Celebration – Thursday 9 April 7.45pm, King’s Hall Ilkley
- Northern Ballet Presents Little Red Riding Hood – Thursday 9 April, St George’s Hall
- The Elvis Years – The Story of the King – Saturday 11 April 7.30pm, King’s Hall Ilkley
- Exciting Science – Wednesday 15 April 11.30am, King’s Hall Ilkley
- Faith – The George Michael Legacy – Thursday 16 April 7.45pm, King’s Hall Ilkley
- The Real Thing Greatest Hits Tour 2020 – Friday 17 April 7.30pm, King’s Hall Ilkley
- You Can’t Hurry Love The Music of Diana Ross and The Supremes – Saturday 18 April 7.30pm, St George’s Hall
- BalletBoyz – Wednesday 22 April, Alhambra Theatre, 7.30pm
- Rumours of Fleetwood Mac Live In Concert 2020 – Wednesday 22 April 7.30pm, St George’s Hall
- The Hallé – Friday 24 April 7.30pm, St George’ Hall
- Jimmy Carr Terribly Funny – Tuesday 28 April 8pm, St George’s Hall
Spotted something you want to see? Visit the Bradford Theatres website now!