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Cirque Eloize: Cirkopolis – Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Director: Jeannot Painchaud and Dave St Pierre Choreographer: Dave St Pierre Reviewer: Ruth Jepson With the recent news that animals are being phased out of traditional circuses, the viewing public are going to have to start investigating alternatives to three rings, an elephant and a rather depressed car full of clowns. Luckily, companies like Cirque Eloize are poised to take ...

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Edward Scissorhands – Alhambra, Bradford

Director and Choreographer: Matthew Bourne Music: Terry Davies Sets and Costumer: Lez Brotherston Reviewer: Rosie Revell Matthew Bourne’s revival of his 2005 all ballet version of Edward Scissorhands is a pleasant, magical surprise that evokes beautifully the 1990 Tim Burton’s movie of the same name. Burton’s suburban fairy tale tells the story of lonely Edward, whose creator dies before he ...

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The Full Monty – Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Writer: Simon Beaufoy Director: Roger Haines Reviewer: Rosie Revell Back in 1997 a film about unemployed steel workers turning to stripping to make a quick quid was an unexpected but massive hit. Original screenwriter Simon Beaufoy has turned his film script into a stage show that has lost none of its wit, warmth and ability to tug at the heartstrings. ...

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Northern Ballet: The Great Gatsby – Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Writer: F. Scott Fitzgerald Music: Richard Rodney Bennett Director: David Nixon OBE Reviewer: Rich Jevons Northern Ballet’s Artistic Director David Nixon OBE is one of the world’s most prolific producers of narrative dance including choreography, direction and costume design for the recent stunning revival of Dracula and the forthcoming tour of Wuthering Heights. His adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The ...

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NEWS: The Bodyguard UK & Ireland Tour to open at Southampton’s Mayflower

The first every UK &Ireland tour of the hit musical The Bodyguard will open at Southampton's Mayflower Theatre on Thursday 12th February 2015, before embarking on an extensive tour including stop-overs in; Glasgow, Aberdeen, Newcastle, Wolverhampton, Stoke, Bradford, Stoke, Plymouth and Dublin further dates and venues are to be announced soon. Based on Lawrence Kasdan’s 1992 Oscar nominated Warner Bros. ...

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Dawn French, 30 Million Minutes – Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Writer: Dawn French Director: Michael Grandage Reviewer: Rob Atkinson One undeniable truth from The Universal Handbook of the Blindingly Obvious goes as follows: Dawn French is a very funny woman. She has demonstrated this in a variety of ways throughout her long and successful career; via sketch-based revues, Comic Relief stage appearances, highly successful sitcoms (including the peerless Vicar of ...

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Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain – Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Writer: Terry Deary and Neal Foster Director: Neal Foster Reviewer: Rosie Revell Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain rolled into the Alhambra last night with one aim; to highlight just how barmy Britain is, and to the equal delight of the children and their parents they achieved this admirably. The cast of four from the Birmingham Stage Company treated us all to ...

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The Lion King – Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Music: Elton John, Lebo M, Mark Mancina and others Lyrics: Tim Rice and others Book: Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi Director: Julie Taymor Choreographer: Garth Fagan Musical Director: Jonathan Gill Reviewer: Audrey Pointer The Lion King is a massive theatrical blockbuster born from a collaboration between showbiz heavyweights Tim Rice and Elton John and includes the Oscar-winning song ‘Can You ...

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