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Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake – Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Director: Matthew Bourne Reviewer: Ruth Jepson Swan Lake is the ballet everyone has heard of, but not many people actually know the plot of. In a nutshell, a young prince, depressed at the lack of love in his life, stumbles upon a beautiful white swan, falls in love, and then is shocked when the swan turns ...

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Fiddler on the Roof – Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Writer: Joseph Stein Music: Jerry Bock Lyrics: Sheldon Harnick Director and Choreographer: Craig Revel Horwood Orchestrator and Musical Director: Sarah Travis Reviewer: Ray Taylor The latest reincarnation of this much loved musical is a resounding success; a packed house gave a standing ovation on its opening night in Bradford. This new production tells the story of the small village community ...

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Priscilla Queen of the Desert – Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Director: Simon Phillips Book: Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott Reviewer: Rosie Revell [Rating:5] Now into its seventh year the stage version of Australian classic movie Priscilla shows absolutely no sign of running out of petrol. The show tells the story of three drag queens Mitzi (Jason Donovan), Bernadette (Richard Grieve) and Felicia (Graham Weaver) who take a road trip in ...

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The Rocky Horror Show – Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Rosie Revell [Rating: 4.5] Incredibly, forty years after first time warping into popular culture and more importantly audience hearts, Richard O’Brien’s cross dressing musical The Rocky Horror Show is still going strong and thrilling audiences up and down the country. A cult classic; this all new Rocky Horror Show stormed back to Bradford for what is ...

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Rising Damp- Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Director: Don Warrington Writer: Eric Chappell Set and Costume Designer: Judy Reaves Reviewer: Rosie Revell [Rating :3] Harking back to the era referred to as the golden age of television sitcoms Rising Damp is considered a true classic. Running from 1974-79 it is ITV’s highest rated comedy of all time but nearly 40 years on how will it translate to ...

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NEWS: Casting complete for UK Tour of Momentous Musicals

Following our previous news story about the UK tour of Momentous Musicals starring Gareth Gates and Rachael Wooding. Today Speckulation Entertainment have released the rest of this year’s line up for the “Sophisticated homage” to Musical Theatre. Joining the cast will be the award winning, record breaking John Owen-Jones (Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserablés) and Ex West End Elphaba ...

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Abigail’s Party – Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Director: Tom Attenborough Writer: Mike Leigh Reviewer: Sue Collier [Rating: 4.5] Abigail’s Party is a classic Mike Leigh comedy, first produced as a BBC Play for Today in 1977. A nightmarish house party is attended by a group of people who appear to be fighting for top position when it comes to class, gender, taste and domination. It is a ...

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Cats – Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Based on the book by T.S.Elliot Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Director: Trevor Nunn Musical director: Adrian Kirk Reviewer: Laura Stimpson [rating:4] The Jellicle Moon is shining bright when the Jellicle Cats come out tonight at the opening night of Cats in Bradford’s Alhambra Theatre. Cats first opened on the West End in 1981 and has since been performed in over ...

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