Friday 29th April, 7.30pm

Princes and Princesses shall meet in the name of love on Friday the 29th to frolic with frocks and tails. Fancy dress a wondurful option. We shall be models of a loving virtue, pure of heart, and loving

Live music DJ's food and fancy dress party for free. Huzzah!

Wed 4th - Sat 7th May, £9 / £6 concessions
A new play by local writer Jonathan Hall

Education education education…

Gill’s trying to mark assessments- but she’s at the end of her tether with Clint Pickering and his mobile phone- Dorothy’s been making Vesuvius- from paper mache- Tina’s got her eye on the book box money. Oh- and there’s a car alarm going off outside the crack den.

All in all a fairly typical day at St Paul’s.

Luckily Dave’s on hand with a stonking power-point demo that could just hold all the answers.

Things can only get better- can’t they?

St Paul’s is a bittersweet comedy about education: about who educates, why we educate, the way we educate - and how actually we often end up achieving none of the above.

Button Mash presents the Aperture Labs Enrichment Center Public Testing Day
Saturday 14 May, 3pm - 2am
Tickets £4 or £12 for 4

Aperture Science, in conjunction with Button Mash, would like to extend an invitation to you to the Enrichment Center's Public Testing Day. This will be a unique opportunity to further the cause of science with only a very minor risk of permanent physical harm. Facilities have been set up at the Bradford Playhouse to allow the public to engage in cooperative portal testing. Cake will be available to those few who somehow survive.

Button Mash returns with a celebration of the game critics are already dubbing Game of the Year, Portal 2!

As well as this awesome chance to test out this hot new title, we have four rooms of gaming glory encompassing new and retro alike.

Alongside Big Screen Portal 2, the favourites return, including Rock Band, Kinect & Much More.

From 8pm onwards a variety of DJs will be playing music, including dance, chiptunes, pop punk and classic rock. A number of limited-edition gaming themed cocktails will also be available.

For more info, to stay up to date and just let us know what you want to see, follow us at facebook.com/ButtonMash or tweet us @Button_Mash_UK

Act1 Theatre School present
Fri 20th and Sat 21st May, 7:15pm - 9:50pm
Adults £7.50, children £5

Emma has been dancing and singing since the age of four, trained in Musical Theatre and Dance at Arts Educational School in London then went on to dance professionally in Paris. Now Emma runs Act1 Theatre School at Queensbury School passing on her skills in Singing, Drama, Ballet, Jazz, and Tap to children from age 3 to 18. Act1 is running their next show 'Curtain Up 2011' on 20th and 21st May at Bradford Playhouse and Emma is hopeful this will be a fantastic celebration and spectacular of dancing and singing for all who come to see it. The students of Act1 will be performing excerpts from Hairspray, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Les Miserables, Chicago, Mamma Mia and more. Tickets for the show can be booked through Emma by contacting 07939 383308 and are £7.50 per adult and £5.00 per child.

27th May, 7:30pm, £10 / £8 concessions

Dan Leno was the greatest Music Hall star of all time: the first stand-up comic, the best-loved pantomime dame and the world champion clog dancer with a strong line in character-based skits… he was, quite simply, the comic genius of his age and his work laid the foundations for contemporary British comedy.

Dan Leno blaized a trail long before Ronnie Barker's monologues, Les Dawson's wordplays, David Walliams' cross-dressing, Michael Flattley & Max Wall's feet of flame or even Chaplin's struggling little tramp.

With live musical accompaniment, this romp through entertainment history brings the Nineteenth Century showman to life and with it, an understanding of how British comedy has evolved.

“Lidington, inhabits the soul of Leno with daring and accuracy”. The Northern Echo
“This is Tony Lidington at his best… his ability to create the character and tell their story is outstanding.” - Teesdale Mercury
"Like stepping back in time… It was absolutely sublime. Unique. We were mesmerized." - Audience

Saturday 28th May, 7:30pm - 10:45pm
£10/£8 concessions/students

So what can you say about an entertainer who puts some of his audience members to sleep?

If his name is Acari – then the answer will be more positive than you might think!
This charismatic performer will have you in hysterics from watching him put his volunteers through the paces during his Hypnotic Comedy Show, in which Acari invite’s members of the audience who wish to volunteer to come and join him on the stage.

He then proceeds to hypnotize them, giving instructions on what he wants them to do. After several of these exercises, he weeds out those participants who are either faking it or not responding. Then the real fun begins, with the volunteers' reactions to Acari’s suggestions becoming more and more hilarious.

Like a surgeon, Acari skilfully operates on your psychic, fears and funny bone with the power of suggestion.

This is Acari's only show in the region and is sure to be a night to remember for all ages.

Tickets are now on sale via our Box Office - please call 01274 820666 between 10am and 4pm, Monday to Friday. Advanced booking is strongly advised.

Music - Studio Theatre
Tim Hunter and friends : The Pathway of Light Live
Sunday 29th May, 8pm
£10/£8 concessions/students

A chance to hear the highly acclaimed Yorkshire Singer/Songwriter Tim Hunter and his band in Concert, promoting his 8th CD album ‘The Pathway of Light’. Tim’s musical output spans 4 decades and in this time he has achieved many plaudits and considerable airplay in the UK and Europe. Tim combines melodic acoustic sounds with technology to produce a distinctively English pop/rock style that reinvents 70s and 80s pop for the Digital age listener.

‘Programmed, arranged, built to perfection around quality songwriting’ Charm.

‘Tim’s songs deserve to be wider known’ Rock ‘n’ Reel

The single taken from Tim's new album is ' Spare The Tiger', written in support of the worldwide campaign to save the Tiger from extinction. 25% of the revenue from downloads of 'Spare The Tiger' will go to the Born Free Foundation (BFF). Download it from the iTunes store here!

For more information on CDs and downloads visit www.timhunter.net.

Thursday 6th - Saturday 9th July, 7.15pm
Matinee Saturday 9th July, 2.15pm
£9 / £5 concessions
Wednesday and Saturday matinee all tickets £5

In this magical new play from scriptwriter Chantelle Clements-Marsden, orphan Jo is mistaken by the Gods as one of them as Jupiter goes missing. A wonderful tale of heavenly beings told through the eyes of a child. In association with Bradford Dance and Theatre Arts Centre.