A season of fun - from Bellowhead to Bishop

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With world-class comedy, music and dance, the Victoria Theatre, Halifax, is aiming for new heights with its autumn season of entertainment.

The season has a stand-out selection of stand-up with some of the funniest, quirkiest comedians on the circuit.

Lining up to take to the stage are John Bishop (September 21), Jimmy Carr (October 3), Omid Djalili (October 5), Noel Fielding (October 24) and Jon Richardson (November 8).

Publicity officer Clare Fisher said: “If the laughter muscles just won’t stop flexing, audiences can come on down to the theatre’s monthly comedy club, Dick and Liddy’s.

“After all, you never know who you might see; some of the nation’s favourite funny people began their careers here – including John Bishop!”

There is also a great range of shows from leading musical artists.

For fans of soul and Motown there is David Gest’s Soul Legends Live in Concert and The Drifters’ Optimum Tour, both in October.

Rock fans can look forward to Joe Brown, Manfred Mann and John Mayall. And for a live performance with a difference, the 11-piece contemporary folk band Bellowhead, on their 10th anniversary tour round the country, are certain to bring the roof down.

Music-lovers will also be able to enjoy ‘Hold Tight, it’s 70s Night!’, a light-hearted look at the music of Abba, Queen, The Bee Gees and glam rock, ‘Arrival’, the ultimate Abba tribute show, and ‘An Evening of Dirty Dancing: The Tribute Show’.

Theatres manager Tim Fagan said:

“We have a strong music and dance selection with legends of almost every genre, from classical to soul to folk, and high-quality tributes to the best of the 60s and 70s.”

A top line-up of speakers will include Sinclair McKay and Steven Berkoff and for young audiences there will be CBeebies’ Justin Fletcher, The Sooty Show and the pantomime ‘Dick Whittington’ which will bring the season to a close.

lTo check out the new season visit www.victoriatheatre.co.uk or call at the box office.