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Edward Scissorhands
From:05-03-2024
To:09-03-2024
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Matthew Bourne’s magical dance production of Edward Scissorhands has carved a place in the hearts of audiences world-wide since its premiere in 2005.
Based on the classic Tim Burton movie and featuring the hauntingly beautiful music of Danny Elfman and Terry Davies, Bourne and his New Adventures Company return to this witty, bittersweet story of an incomplete boy left alone in a strange new world.
In a castle high on a hill lives Edward; a boy created by an eccentric inventor. When his creator dies he is left alone and unfinished with only scissors for hands until a kindly townswoman invites him to live with her suburban family.

Can Edward find his place in the well-meaning community which struggles to see past his curious appearance to the innocence and gentleness within?


Presented by New Adventures, Martin McCallum and Marc Platt

Devised, directed and choreographed by Matthew Bourne

New music and arrangements by Terry Davies

Based on themes from the original motion picture score composed by Danny Elfman

Based on the original motion picture by arrangement with 20th Century Studios

Original story and motion picture directed by Tim Burton

Original screenplay, story and co-adaptation by Caroline Thompson

Designed by Lez Brotherston

Lighting designed by Howard Harrison

Sound designed by Paul Groothuis

By Special Arrangement with Buena Vista Theatricals

Jesus Christ Superstar
From:11-03-2024
To:16-03-2024
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An album that inspired a revolution. A revelation that changed the world. A reinvention for this millennium.

Timothy Sheader (Crazy for You, Into the Woods) directs this mesmerizing new production of the iconic global phenomenon, Jesus Christ Superstar. Originally staged by London’s Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, this reimagined production won the 2017 Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival, garnering unprecedented reviews and accolades.

Choreographed by Drew McOnie (King Kong, Strictly Ballroom), with music and lyrics by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, Jesus Christ Superstar is set against the backdrop of an extraordinary series of events during the final weeks in the life of Jesus Christ, as seen through the eyes of Judas. Reflecting the rock roots that defined a generation, the legendary score includes ‘I Don’t Know How to Love Him’, ‘Gethsemane’ and ‘Superstar’.

Age guidance 10+ It contains flashing lights and visual effects, pyrotechnics, theatrical smoke and haze, some violence and an onstage depiction of the crucifixion.

Ed Gamble: Hot Diggity Dog
From:19-03-2024
To:19-03-2024
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Ed Gamble has minced a load of meat (thoughts), piped it into a casing (show) and it’s coming to a bun (venue) near you. There will be all your classic Gamble ranting, raving and spluttering but he’s doing fine mentally. Promise.

Co-host of the award-winning mega-hit podcast Off Menu with James Acaster, judge on Great British Menu, Taskmaster champion and host of Taskmaster the Podcast, and has his own special Blood Sugar available worldwide on Amazon Prime.

Also seen and heard on Mock the Week (BBC2), Live At the Apollo (BBC), The Russell Howard Hour (Sky), QI (BBC2), Would I Lie To You (BBC) and Sunday mornings on Radio X alongside Matthew Crosby.

Sing-a-Long-a Matilda
From:23-03-2024
To:23-03-2024
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Calling all revolting children and their parents – come and be a little a bit naughty at Sing-a-Long-a Matilda the Musical From the producers of Singalonga Sound of Music and Singalonga Frozen. Now is your chance to interact with this incredible tale of a little girl making her great escape! Find the “magic” inside of you and join our gang at the latest film to get the singalong treatment, the Tony and Olivier Award winning Matilda the Musical based on Roald Dahl’s novel.

Our host will help you have “a holiday in your head” as they teach you some dance moves, show you how to use your free props bags and have you booing the villains and championing the heroes.
YOU the audience are the stars! It couldn’t be easier or more fun! The first rule of Sing-a-long-a is THERE ARE NO RULES! Fancy dress is strongly encouraged and full audience participation essential.

Do you want to change your story and be a little bit naughty? Well, this is your chance…

Please note this is a screening of the movie not a live stage show

Frankie Boyle
From:23-03-2024
To:23-03-2024
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Frankie Boyle’s on tour. Buy a ticket, because by the time he arrives, the currency will be worthless and you and your neighbours part of a struggling militia that could probably use a few laughs.

Age guidance 16+

Show policies: no phones/recording, no latecomers, no readmittance

Trigger Warnings: Swearing/ Strong Language

Everybody's Talking About Jamie
From:25-03-2024
To:30-03-2024
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Jamie New is sixteen and lives on a council estate in Sheffield. Jamie doesn’t quite fit in. Jamie is terrified about the future. Jamie is going to be a sensation. Supported by his brilliant loving mum and surrounded by his friends, Jamie overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies and steps out of the darkness, into the spotlight. This ‘Funny, outrageous, touching’ (Daily Telegraph), musical sensation is to be experienced by all the family and not to be missed!
Funny, fabulous and feel good, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie features an all-star cast including West End sensation Ivano Turco as Jamie, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie veteran Talia Palamathanan as Pritti, X-Factor winner and legend Sam Bailey as Miss Hedge and Strictly Come Dancing royalty Kevin Clifton as Hugo/Loco Chanelle, with further casting to be announced.

Age guidance 5+, strictly no under 5s. Parental discretion advised. Contains some strong language and mild sexual references.

The Music Of Zimmer Vs Williams
From:31-03-2024
To:31-03-2024
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The London Concert Orchestra perform epic scores celebrating the two of the greatest film music composers of all time.

Gladiator

Superman

Man of Steel

Harry Potter

Inception

Jurassic Park

The Dark Knight Rises

Pirates of the Caribbean

Star Wars

The Da Vinci Code

Indiana Jones

E.T.

And many more…

Age guidance Under 16s to be accompanied by an adult 18+.

The Wizard of Oz
From:02-04-2024
To:07-04-2024
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Direct from The London Palladium, the sensational new production of one of the world’s most beloved musicals comes to Bristol.
Featuring the iconic original score from the Oscar-winning MGM film including Over The Rainbow, Follow The Yellow Brick Road and We're Off To See The Wizard with additional songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, this spectacular production of THE WIZARD OF OZ will be a truly magical experience for all the family.

Join Dorothy, Toto, and friends on an unforgettable adventure down the yellow brick road to the merry old land of Oz.

Age guidance 6+

I Should Be So Lucky
From:09-04-2024
To:13-04-2024
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The Wedding’s Off, but the Honeymoon is On! WORLD PREMIERE OF THE OFFICIAL STOCK AITKEN WATERMAN MUSICAL

Head from the aisle to the isles in the official Stock Aitken Waterman musical featuring the soundtrack of a generation with music from pop royalty including Kylie Minogue (I Should Be So Lucky), Rick Astley (Never Gonna Give You Up), Jason Donovan (Especially for You), Bananarama (Love In The First Degree) and more, all intertwined in an original story of love, laughter and last-minute getaways!

Dive deep into a heartwarming and rib-tickling tale of Ella and Nathan – a star-crossed couple with wedding jitters and tropical dreams. Will their love sail smoothly, or are stormy break-ups ahead? Only time and tunes will tell.

What's Love Got To Do With It? A Tribute To Tina Turner
From:14-04-2024
To:14-04-2024
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International sensation What’s Love Got To Do With It? is back with a brand new cast! The exciting live show celebrating the music of Tina Turner is getting back on the road with a huge tour across the UK.

The massive debut tour of What’s Love Got To Do With It? launched in February 2019 and quickly proved to be the ultimate tribute show with audiences packing out theatres and arenas across the UK and Europe.

Brought to you by the award-winning producers behind the hugely successful Whitney - Queen Of The Night, What’s Love Got To Do With It? pays homage to one of the most iconic and much-loved musical artists of the 20th Century.

In this exciting touring theatre show, audiences can expect a night of high energy with feel-good rock-and-roll featuring Tina's greatest hits performed by the amazing vocal talent of Holly Bannis (Whitney - Queen Of The Night, ITV’s Starstruck) supported by a full 10-piece live band.

Age guidance Under 16’s will not be admitted without a supervising adult

Johannes Radebe: House of JoJo
From:15-04-2024
To:15-04-2024
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A new story begins…Welcome to the House of JoJo.
Join TV Dance Sensation Johannes Radebe and a host of eclectic characters in this brand-new theatrical celebration jam-packed with roof-raising music, dazzling costumes and of course, world class dance.
The doors to the House of JoJo are open – and you are invited.

Birmingham Royal Ballet - Sleeping Beauty
From:18-04-2024
To:20-04-2024
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The Sleeping Beauty has been delighting audiences for well over a hundred years, sprinkling ballet magic on this favourite childhood story and its cast of familiar characters. All wrapped up with sparkling virtuoso dance from BRB's brilliant dancers, fairy-tale characters, dazzling spectacle and Tchaikovsky's glorious music played live by the acclaimed Royal Ballet Sinfonia.

Birmingham Royal Ballet's beautiful production was created by Sir Peter Wright, the genius behind the Company’s famous The Nutcracker and Swan Lake.

Cursed by a wicked fairy, a beautiful princess pricks her finger and falls into a deep sleep that can only be broken by true love’s kiss.

An enchanting experience for all the family. Book early to secure the best seats!

Please note, this show has two intervals.

Seven Drunken Nights - The Story of the Dubliners
From:21-04-2024
To:21-04-2024
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In partnership with Tourism Ireland and in association with legendary Irish pub O’Donoghue’s, Seven Drunken Nights tells the story of a career spanning 50 years and invokes the spirit of Ronnie Drew, Luke Kelly, Barney McKenna, John Sheahan, Ciaran Bourke and Jim McCann. This hugely talented cast of musicians and singers bring the music of this iconic group back to life.

Age guidance Under 16s to be accompanied by an adult

Welsh National Opera - Cosi fan Tutte
From:24-04-2024
To:26-04-2024
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Welsh National Opera takes you back to school with a brand-new production of Mozart’s comic opera Così fan tutte aka The School for Lovers directed by Max Hoehn (The Consul). Set in the early 1970s, four sixth formers discover that falling in love can be incredible, awkward, and complicated in this coming-of-age tale.
The students are given a valuable lesson in love, life and liberty when their teacher involves them in a secret experiment. Played out to some of Mozart’s most ravishing music, they are challenged to re-think their own identities and relationships with each other as they are confronted with a series of amusing scenarios designed to deceive.

Sung in Italian, with subtitles in English.

Welsh National Opera - Opera Favourites
From:25-04-2024
To:25-04-2024
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Welsh National Opera bring an unforgettable night of opera favourites to the concert stage.
Whether an opera enthusiast or curious to give it a go, take a seat and join us on a journey through some of the best-known pieces in the operatic world, which are more familiar than you might think.

Enjoy a wealth of delightful arias, from the beautifully exquisite O mio babbino caro (Gianni Schicchi) to the instantly recognisable La donna è mobile (Rigoletto), plus sublime choral and orchestral numbers from other great operas. The evening will feature music regularly heard in popular culture from Mozart to Verdi, Puccini, Britten and more – the ultimate operatic pick-and-mix.

Welsh National Opera - Death In Venice
From:27-04-2024
To:27-04-2024
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In the search for beauty and meaning, the renowned author Gustav von Aschenbach travels to Venice on a whim. In the sultry atmosphere of a cholera epidemic, with the scirocco blowing, he falls in love with Tadzio, a youthful aristocrat who is staying in the same hotel with his family. As Aschenbach projects his loneliness and desire on him, fantasy and imagination intermingle with existence. His obsession progresses to a fever pitch as he becomes increasingly divorced from reality.
Inspired by the original Thomas Mann novella, Britten’s magnificently atmospheric opera comes to life in this new production from WNO, creating images of ravishing beauty, as well as exploring the grotesque hidden beneath the search for the sublime. As poetic worlds of the imagination collide with reality, the early 20th century acts as a mirror to our times.

Sung in English, with English subtitles

Hamilton
From:30-04-2024
To:22-06-2024
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Hamilton the musical is a multi award-winning masterpiece by Lin-Manuel Miranda, coming soon to the Bristol Hippodrome! This is the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and helped shape the very foundations of the America we know today. The score blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B and Broadway - the story of America then, as told by America now.
Hamilton has book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, is directed by Thomas Kail, with choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire and is based on Ron Chernow's biography of Alexander Hamilton. Hamilton songs include Satisfied, You’ll Be Back, Burn, and of course the eponymous track Alexander Hamilton!

Disney's Aladdin
From:10-07-2024
To:11-08-2024
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Experience Disney’s spectacular Broadway and West End musical Aladdin, flying in on a magic carpet to Bristol Hippodrome with four weekend performances available!

Based on the timeless Disney movie, Aladdin the musical follows the adventurous Aladdin as he embarks on a journey to win the heart of Princess Jasmine and defeat the wicked Jafar. With the help of his genie, Aladdin navigates the streets of Agrabah and discovers that there's more to life than just material wealth.

One lamp, three wishes and infinite possibilities… Disney's Aladdin features iconic music by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, and Tim Rice. This exuberant production is filled with unforgettable magic, comedy and breath-taking spectacle.

Disney's Aladdin include all your favourite songs like One Jump, Friend Like Me and A Whole New World, as well as a few new songs for the stage, which all come together to tell this truly magical tale.

Disney's Aladdin is recommended for a general audience. We recommend the production for ages 6 and up. Children under the age of 3 will not be admitted into the theatre.

Age guidance 6+. Under 3s will not be admitted. Under 16s must be supervised by an adult (18+) at all times

Bluey's Big Play
From:15-08-2024
To:18-08-2024
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Bluey’s Big Play is a brand-new theatrical adaptation of the Emmy® award-winning children’s television series, with an original story by Bluey creator Joe Brumm, and new music by Bluey composer, Joff Bush.

When Dad feels like a little bit of Sunday afternoon time out, Bluey and Bingo have other plans! Join them as they pull out all of the games and cleverness at their disposal to get Dad off that bean bag.

Join the Heelers in their first live theatre show made just for you, featuring brilliantly created puppets, this is Bluey as you’ve never seen it before, brought to real life in this UK premiere.

All ages welcome

Come From Away
From:20-08-2024
To:31-08-2024
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7,000 Stranded Passengers. One Small Town. A Remarkable True Story.

Winner of four Olivier Awards including Best New Musical in London and the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical on Broadway, this smash hit show shares the incredible real-life story of the 7,000 air passengers from all over the world who were grounded in Canadaduring the wake of 9/11, and the small Newfoundland community that invited these ‘come from aways’ into their lives with open hearts.
Experience this joyous story and soaring music as spirited locals and global passengers come together to forge friendships that will stay with them forever. The first female American Airlines captain, the quick-thinking town mayor, the mother of a New York firefighter and the eager local news reporter are among the many real characters caught at the start of the moment that changed the course of history and whose stories became a true celebration of hope, humanity and unity.

Age guidance 10+

An Officer and a Gentleman The Musical
From:02-09-2024
To:09-09-2024
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Prepare to be swept off your feet with An Officer and a Gentleman The Musical, based on the award-winning 80s movie. This timeless story of love, courage, and redemption will make your heart soar and leave you breathless, longing for more.

Be part of the emotional journey of Zack Mayo, a fearless young officer candidate, and the captivating Paula Pokrifki, whose fiery spirit matches his own. Their encounters ignite a spark that transcends boundaries, awakening a passionate love that defies all odds.

With every note, every step, and every heartfelt ballad, immerse yourself in this romantic masterpiece. Set to a smash-hit soundtrack featuring the songs of Madonna, Bon Jovi, Cyndi Lauper, Blondie, and many more, the power of music will carry you through the highs and lows of their extraordinary love story, including the award-winning (Love Lift Us) Up Where We Belong.

Six
From:10-09-2024
To:14-09-2024
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From the West End to Broadway, the international smash hit musical Six is on its UK tour in 2023-2024!

Embarking on its UK tour, Six the musical tells the history of Henry VIII's wives in a way audiences haven't seen before. From Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII take to the mic to tell their tales, remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak into an 80-minute celebration of 21st century girl power. These Queens may have green sleeves but their lipstick is rebellious red.

Six the musical is a sell-out Tudor take-off with ‘an incredibly strong and powerful message’ (The Australian) and is ‘pure entertainment’ (New York Times), with a Gold-Disk winning album featuring songs such as Don't Lose Ur Head and Ex-Wives.

Age Guidance 10+ as show contains mature themes and sensitive subjects.

Production photos may not feature touring cast.

Grease
From:16-09-2024
To:21-09-2024
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After a whirlwind summer romance, leather-clad greaser Danny and girl-next-door Sandy are unexpectedly reunited when she transfers to Rydell High for senior year. But can they survive the trials and tribulations of teenage life and find true love once more?

With its phenomenal score, bursting with hits including Summer Nights, Greased Lightnin’, Hopelessly Devoted to You and You’re the One That I Want, this thrilling new version is brought to life by a fresh young cast who bring energy, vitality and passion to this ultimate musical classic.

Directed by Curve’s Artistic Director Nikolai Foster reignite your passion and get ready for an explosion of summer loving.

So round-up your Burger Palace Boys, pick up your Pink Ladies and re-discover why Grease really is the one that you want this term!

Please note: The producers cannot guarantee the appearance of any artist at any performance.

Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby
From:24-09-2024
To:28-09-2024
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Rambert’s thrilling stage adaptation “The Redemption of Thomas Shelby” captures the Peaky story, with stunning performances from Rambert’s dancers and an iconic soundtrack from a live on-stage band.

Opening in the trenches of Flanders, a personal story unfolds in post-war industrial Birmingham as the Shelby family navigate the decisions that determine their fate and Tommy is intoxicated by mysterious newcomer, Grace. While Tommy is building his empire, Grace is operating as an undercover agent for Special Branch on a mission to get close to the heart of Tommy’s gang. As the story unfolds, hearts are broken, and revenge is sought.

Spectacular dramatization and breath-taking dance is heightened by a live on-stage band performing specially commissioned music by Roman GianArthur and iconic Peaky tracks from Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, Radiohead, Anna Calvi, The Last Shadow Puppets, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.

Age guidance 15+

& Juliet
From:14-01-2025
To:25-01-2025
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The most famous love story of all time. Remixed. What if Juliet’s famous ending was really just her beginning? What if she decided to choose her own fate?

Join Juliet on this sensational journey of self-discovery and second chances, told through some of the most glittering pop anthems of the last three decades from legendary songwriter Max Martin, including …Baby One More Time, Since U Been Gone, Roar, Everybody (Backstreet's Back), Love Me Like You Do and Can’t Feel My Face.

& Juliet is the hilariously irreverent new musical that proves when it comes to love, there’s always life after Romeo…

Only Fools & Horses The Musical
From:27-01-2025
To:08-02-2025
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Stick a pony in your pocket – The Trotters are back and coming to a town near you! The smash hit show Only Fools and Horses The Musical - direct from a record-breaking four-year sold-out run-in London’s West End - featuring Del Boy, Rodney, Grandad, Cassandra, Raquel, Boycie, Marlene, Trigger, Denzil and Mickey Pearce.

Based on John Sullivan’s legendary television show, this critically acclaimed home-grown musical spectacular features cherished material from Britain’s best loved TV series. With a script and original score written by John’s son, Jim Sullivan, and comedy giant Paul Whitehouse, prepare to get reacquainted with Britain’s most lovable rogues and experience the classic comedy brought to life on stage through an ingenious script and 20 hilarious songs.

NOW That's What I Call A Musical
From:01-04-2025
To:05-04-2025
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Get ready to relive the playlist of your life at the brand-new British musical; NOW That’s What I Call A Musical. Celebrating 40 years of the iconic and chart-topping compilations brand NOW That’s What I Call Music, which has sold an estimated 200 million copies worldwide. This fun-filled evening is bursting with hits from Whitney Houston, Wham! Blondie, Tears For Fears, Spandau Ballet and so many more.

Written by award-winning comedian Pippa Evans, and directed and choreographed by Strictly Come Dancing legend Craig Revel Horwood, this heart-warming and funny story takes us on an uplifting journey down memory lane.

So dust off your spandex, get your crimper out and press play and record at the same time. An unbeatable soundtrack, show stopping choreography and an original story – NOW That’s What I Call A Musical.

Age guidance 6+

Please note: May contain mild language and haze.

Transport

Bristol Temple Meads station

Bar

Open 90 minutes before performance

Access Info

For detailed access information please visit the theatre's access page: www.atgtickets.com/venues/bristol-hippodrome/access/

The Bristol Hippodrome, the city’s very own West End theatre, opened its doors on 16 December 1912 when the curtain rose for the first time on what was generally agreed to be Oswald Stoll’s most magnificent provincial theatre. Towards the beginning of the century, the theatre staged a variety of acts as a Music Hall. Since then, and due to the fact that it has one of the largest theatre stages in Britain, The Bristol Hippodrome has established itself on the touring circuit for all major musical productions, thus becoming known as Bristol’s West End Theatre. The theatre has diversified over the years to encapsulate the full spectrum of live theatrical entertainment. From top West End shows Cats, Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, We Will Rock You, Dirty Dancing and Legally Blonde, to name more than a few, through to regular visits from the best in Opera and Ballet, Comedy, Childrens' Shows, Concerts and Plays. They have all thrilled audiences over the years and continue to do so today so get your theatre tickets right here from ATG Tickets!

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