Strictly top notch

Share this article

Dance Bradford Theatres

THERE are some giants of the dance world as well as popular dancers from Saturday night TV in a new season at The Alhambra and St George's Hall.

Spring 2011 welcomes the Moscow City Ballet with a beautifully traditional version of The Nutcracker and the legendary Matthew Bourne with his ballet reworking of Cinderella.

There's more ballet in the form of the hilarious Les Ballets Trockadero De Monte Carlo and some Strictly Come Dancing favourites in Midnight Tango.

Adam Renton, Bradford Theatres' general manager, said: "This is the fifth year we've presented a dance season and I'm pleased to say things are going from strength to strength. We're pleased to say we're continuing to attract the highest calibre of touring dance companies to our venues."

The new line-up follows from a highly successful 12 months in which The Alhambra and St George's Hall have attracted a string of top companies.

They have varied from big names like Northern Ballet and Matthew Bourne to more contemporary dance stalwarts like Alvin Ailey and Deborah Colker.

The season starts in earnest on January 16 and 17 with the Moscow City Ballet's The Nutcracker. Bourne's reworking of Cinderella runs from March 8 to 12 while Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo arrive for two nights only on April 8 and 9.

Finally, Midnight Tango stars Strictly Come Dancing's Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace at The Alhambra Theatre from April 26 to 30.

For venue details and start time call the box office on 01274 432000 or visit

David Chafer as Peter Taylor and Luke Dickson as Brian Clough in The Damned United.

Damned United stage play is heading back to its roots in Leeds