17 Aug Explore the cosmos, step back in time and sing along to your favourite hits at the Victoria Theatre Halifax
The Victoria Theatre’s autumn season brochure is out now, and audiences can expect a broad mix of entertainment ranging from local favourites, with Brighouse and Rastrick Band (Sun 4 Sep) and HAOS Productions’ presentation of hit musical Kinky Boots (Wed 21 to Sat 24 Sep), to educational shows that are out of this world, with Tim Peake (Wed 28 Sep) and The Night Sky Show (Sun 9 Oct).
Step back in time to the Big Band era of the 1940s and 50s, with The Glenn Miller & Big Band Spectacular (Wed 2 Nov), to 1930s Liverpool in the period play adapted from Helen Forrester’s Book Twopence to Cross the Mersey (Thu 13 & Fri 14 Oct), and even further into the past to explore the rich history of the Victoria Theatre with a Theatre Tour (Thu 15 Sep, 20 Oct and 17 Nov).
A large part of the Victoria Theatre’s heritage is the Halifax Choral Society, who are welcomed back after a challenging couple of years with two fantastic performances. The first being JS Bach: Mass in B Minor (Sun 30 Oct), a very technical, unique and emotive piece sung in a Baroque pitch using authentic period instruments and featuring top class soloists and leading period orchestra 18th Century Sinfonia. The second is a welcome return of Carols and Brass (Sun 27 Nov), a wonderful start to the festive season and featuring the Black Dyke Band.
It also wouldn’t be a festive season without the annual Pantomime, which this year is Sleeping Beauty (Sat 10 Dec to Mon 2 Jan), and with the return of comedy duo Josh Benson and Adam Stafford, it promises to have families laughing all the way through Christmas!
Fans of true crime would be intrigued to delve into the most troubled minds with Psychology of Serial Killers (Wed 12 Oct). Also on a spooky note but with much more hilarity and slapstick, families can come and investigate A Fright in the Museum (Sun 16 Oct), with CBBC comedy stars Danny and Mick.
Music fans are spoilt for choice. Enjoy Irish classics with One Night in Dublin (Fri 2 Sep), an evening with some of soul music’s biggest stars, including Alexander O’Neal, Gwen Dickey (Rose Royce) and Tunde Baiyewu (Lighthouse Family), with Giants of Soul (Tue 13 Sep), celebrate the 45th anniversary of mega hit ‘I’m Not in Love’ with 10cc (Thu 29 Sep) and get your rave on with Ellie Sax at Ibiza Live (Fri 4 Nov).
Those who seek an alternative from the norm and enjoy music that explores the boundaries of possibility would like one of the events in the Antidote series (Sun 28 Aug, Sat 2 Oct and Thu 24 Nov), which takes place in the intimate Victoria Theatre Green Room bar and has been curated by internationally renowned composer and musician Aby Vullyami.
To see the full listing of what’s on check out the Victoria Theatre’s digital interactive brochure https://indd.adobe.com/view/1f2d0b42-6682-4f41-925e-932e843f84bd