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Ice Cream: The Opera – Centenary Square, Bradford

Writer: Ian McMillan Director: Tom Wright Composer: Russell Sarre Music Director: Ben Crick Designer: Ryan Dawson-Laight Reviewer: Ron Simpson  Ice Cream: The Opera proved to be as unusual a musical/dramatic event as you could see in a year of festivals, but at the same time surprisingly and effectively mainstream in many ways. It’s rather sad that no performances are planned ...

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The Addams Family – The Alhambra, Bradford

Director: Matthew White Book: Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice Music and Lyrics: Andrew Lippa Reviewed by: Ruth Jepson Wednesday Addams is all grown up and has fallen in love... with a normal boy. This is not acceptable, as fans of the nineties film (or the sixties tv show, both based on Charles Addams macabre comics of the 1930s) will know. ...

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Dirty Dancing – The Alhambra, Bradford

A couple dancing in hold with another woman

Writer: Eleanor Bergstein Music Supervisor: Conrad Helfrich Director: Federico Bellone Choreographer: Gillian Bruce Reviewer: Sue Collier Dirty Dancing is set in the summer of 1963, an era of great American social change. This is the time of President John F. Kennedy’s Civil Rights Bill and Martin Luther King’s I Have a Dream speech. It is also a time when a ...

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Anita and Me – The Alhambra, Bradford

Writer: Meera Syal, adapted by Tanika Gupta Music: Tarek Merchant Director: Roxana Silbert Choreographer: Ann Yee Reviewer: Sue Collier On entering the Alhambra prior to this evening’s performance of Anita and Me, we were greeted by a delightful demonstration of energetic Bhangra dancing in the foyer. Meera Syal’s 1997 semi-autobiographical debut novel is set in Tollington, a fictional 1970s Black ...

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Sister Act – The Alhambra, Bradford

Alexandra Burke and Jon Robyns in Sister Act 2016 UK tour

Music: Alan Menken Lyrics: Glenn Slater Book: Cheri &Bill Steinkellner Director: Craig Revel Horwood Reviewer: Sue Collier An enthusiastic full house greets the opening night of Sister Act at Bradford cAlhambra. It has a strong start with great scenery which is creatively adapted to portray the church, a night club and the police station cells. There are few well-known songs in ...

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Aida – The Alhambra, Bradford

Music:   Giuseppe Verdi Lyrics:   Antonio Ghislanzoni   Director:  Ellen Kent Reviewer:  Dawn Smallwood Opera &Ballet International opens Ellen Kent’s Aida on its first evening of its UK Spring Tour at Bradford’s Alhambra Theatre.  Verdi’s opera, premiered at Cairo’s Opera House in December 1871, stars an international cast of artists and members of the critically acclaimed Moldovan orchestras. A year before ...

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Peter Pan – The Alhambra, Bradford

Writer: Michael Harrison and Alan McHugh, adapted from Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie Musical Director: James McCullagh Choreographer: Stillie Dee Director: Ed Curtis Reviewer: Sue Collier A delightful children’s choir and a wonderful Santa gives a great welcome to the Alhambra. 3D glasses are clutched in excited anticipation in a theatre packed with children and adults, all eagerly awaiting the ...

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