MUCH-LOVED musical Miss Saigon and a stage show of Eighties film classic An Officer and a Gentleman head up the new Alhambra season.

Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schönberg’s legendary Miss Saigon lands in Bradford for a month-long run in September. With a company of 60, the epic show is set in the last days of the Vietnam War, when 17-year-old Kim is forced to work in a Saigon bar where she meets an American GI. When the couple are torn apart by the fall of Saigon, Kim embarks on a three-year journey of survival.

An Officer And A Gentleman, based on the 1982 movie, boasts a lively soundtrack of 80s hits, including Up Where We Belong, Girls Just Want to Have Fun and Heart of Glass. There’s more Eighties nostalgia in Fame the Musical, featuring the Oscar-winning title song and a young cast of dancers, singers, musicians and rappers transforming from star struck pupils to superstars.

There’s comedy from Sarah Millican, and her Control Enthusiast show, while Bram Stoker’s Dracula, a new multi-sensory stage adaptation, brings Bram Stoker’s classic vampire story to life in a contemporary interpretation featuring spine-chilling illusions.

Family audiences are in for a treat with Madagascar The Musical in October, starring X-Factor 2016 winner Matt Terry.

Matthew Bourne’s sublime Swan Lake returns, accompanied by an open workshop for beginners at the Studio, and TV comedy Benidorm brings sunshine to the stage, in a new show starring series regulars including Sherrie Hewson, Jake Canuso, Janine Duvitski, Tony Maudsley and the Neptune’s resident crooner Asa Elliott.

Saturday Night Fever pays homage to the 1977 John Travolta classic, with even more drama, music and hot new choreography.

Former Strictly Come Dancing star Brendan Cole celebrates 10 years on the road with his All Night Long show, and Ruby Wax presents How To Be Human, with a little help from Gelong Thubten, a monk who explains how the mind works, and neuroscientist Ash Ranpura who explains where everything that makes us ‘us’ is found in the brain.

King of Pop, starring Navi, pays tribute to the life and music of Michael Jackson, and the Chicago Blues Brothers head off on a Motown Mission. The Alhambra season ends with Aladdin, starring Billy Pearce, Christopher Biggins and Simon Webbe.

Over at King’s Hall, Ilkley, Countdown’s Susie Dent heads out of Dictionary Corner to present The Secret Lives of Words, and An Evening with Julian Norton sees the star of Channel 5’s The Yorkshire Vet recounts tales of working with various animals, and some human characters. There’s music from Darkside’s Pink Floyd Show and Jimmy Osmond’s 70s Jukebox, while Suggs talks about A Life in the Realm of Madness. Get rocking to Showaddywaddy, GaGa - A Tribute to Queen and Some Guys Have All The Luck, celebrating the career of Rod Stewart.

And there are laughs from comic Chris Ramsey and his ‘Just Happy To Get Out Of The House stand-up show.

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