SMASH hit musicals, world-class dance, top comedy names and lively family shows are all lined up for Bradford Theatres’ new winter/spring season.

The Lion King, We Will Rock You, Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes and an Amy Winehouse tribute show are some of the productions heading our way.

It all gets underway with Alhambra panto Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, from December 14 to January 26. Panto legend Billy Pearce will be joined by Steps star and Strictly Come Dancing finalist Faye Tozer and family TV favourite Paul Chuckle.

And 2020 gets off to a rousing start with The Hallé’s New Year Viennese concert at St George’s Hall on January 5, continuing Bradford’s 152nd Orchestral Season.

Global hit musical We Will Rock You, featuring the music of Queen, comes to the Alhambra in February. Also at the Alhambra, The Lion King will be taking up residence for two months in the spring.

Returning to the Alhambra is The Sound of Music, a lavish staging of the much-loved story of the singing Von Trapp family and their wartime escape to freedom, An Inspector Calls, Stephen Daldry’s acclaimed National Theatre production of JB Priestley’s classic thriller, and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, the inspiring true story of Carole King’s rise to stardom, from a hit songwriting team with husband Gerry Goffin to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. And sparkling family favourite Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is back, starring Britain’s Got Talent finalist Mark McMullan.

Dance fans are in for a treat, with Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes - a triumphant, Olivier Award-winning adaptation of the legendary film - and Rambert’s new show, bringing together three choreographers’ moments of breakthrough.

International ballet superstar Carlos Acosta and his critically acclaimed Cuban company Acosta Danza perform a programme of new and existing works. Acosta makes a guest appearance in the iconic Rooster, choreographed by Christopher Bruce to music by the Rolling Stones. BalletBoyz features six talented young dancers who fuse live dance with film and behind-the-scenes footage.

At St George’s Hall there’s Irish dance extravaganza Spirit of the Dance and former Strictly Come Dancing stars Ian Waite and Vincent Simone’s show Ballroom Boys Act Two. And Northern Ballet presents Little Red Riding Hood, suitable for youngsters aged 3-plus.

There’s opera at the Alhambra, with Ellen Kent’s La Bohème and Madama Butterfly, both classic tales of love and loss.

What’s In A Name? is billed as “a riotously funny evening that questions whether our name truly reflects who we are” and stars Joe Thomas from TV’s Inbetweeners, Bo Poraj from sitcom Miranda and Laura Patch from Ricky Gervais’s Afterlife.

Rib-tickling comedy at St George’s Hall includes Sandi Toksvig’s show National Trevor; I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue “an unmissable evening of inspired nonsense” featuring Tim Brooke-Taylor, Tony Hawks, Marcus Brigstocke, Richard Osman and host Jack Dee; Adam Kay’s This is Going to Hurt (Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor); Jimmy Carr and Fascinating Aida with Dillie Keane, Adèle Anderson and Liza Pulman.

A range of music at St George’s Hall comes courtesy of Northern Soul celebration Northern Live - Do I Love You; Rumours of Fleetwood Mac; Sounds of the 60s with Tony Blackburn; The Music of Prince; Westlife’s Brian McFadden and Boyzone’s Keith Duffy in Boyzlife (see what they did there?); and Steve Steinman’s Vampires Rock Ghost Train.

Over at King’s Hall in Ilkley, Alan Titchmarsh returns to his home town to talk “Trowel and error - tales from my life on Earth” and Dom Joly presents his Holiday Snaps Travel and Comedy in the Danger Zone.

John Shuttleworth is back, with his trusty Yamaha electronic organ, and Herman’s Hermits bring their 55th anniversary tour and there’s more music from the Traveling Wilburys Songbook and The George Michael Legacy.

For young theatre-goers, David Walliams’ Billionaire Boy, at the Alhambra, is the tale of Joe Spud, 12-years-old and the richest boy in the country. He has his own sports car, two pet crocodiles and £100,000 a week pocket money - but what Joe doesn’t have is a friend. At St George’s Hall The Tiger Who Came To Tea is a musical adaptation of the classic picture book, bringing tea-guzzling Tiger to life on stage.

Adam Renton, general manager at Bradford Theatres, said: “With a wide range of exciting events taking place at all four of our venues, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in our forthcoming spring season.”

Tickets for all shows are on (01274) 432000 and