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Starting 28th Feb 2021
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Happy Valley Pride Spring 2021 Events is held on the following dates:
28th February 2021
21st March 2021
25th April 2021
Sunday 28th February at 8pm.: Justin Vivian Bond and David Hoyle in Conversation
Sunday 28th February at 8pm.: Justin Vivian Bond and David Hoyle in Conversation
The legendary performance icons, LIVE!
A trans pioneer and Tony nominated icon of New York’s cabaret scene Justin Vivian Bond has toured worldwide headlining at Carnegie Hall and the Sydney Opera House. As one half of punk-cabaret duo Kiki & Herb they toured with Scissor Sisters and opened for Rufus WainwrightViv has appeared in many feature films playing a leading role in John Cameron Mitchell's Shortbus. A tireless campaigner for trans rights they pioneered the use of the pronoun Mx.
Post-drag, post-gender, Manchester’s David Hoyle is a legendary fireball of the cabaret apocalypse!
Since the 90’s David has been changing the face of queer performance, his career has spanned cinema, television and award winning live performances which have influenced generations of performers after him.
He fronted his own Channel 4 TV show, duetted with Boy George and appeared in the TV series Nathan Barley. David regularly exhibits his paintings and tours worldwide.
Sunday 21st March at 8pm.: FLUID – Celebrating Queer Identities in Spoken Word
Hosted byClare Shaw and featuring Andrew McMillan.
Clare Shaw has three poetry collections published with Bloodaxe: her work, according to the Times Literary Supplement, is “fierce, memorable and visceral”.
Andrew McMillan's first collection, physical, was the first poetry collection to win the Guardian First Book Award; it also won a Somerset Maugham Award, an Eric Gregory Award, a Northern Writers' Award and the Aldeburgh First Collection Prize. In 2019 it was voted as one of the top 25 poetry books of the past 25 years by the Booksellers Association.
OTHER PERFORMERS TO BE ANNOUNCED.
Sunday 25th April at 8pm Calder Calling – Music from the ValleyHosted by Sarah Courtney and featuring Terry LoganAn evening showcasing some of our fantastic local performers, singers and musicians from the area.Ever since Happy Valley Pride launched we have championed Calder talent at our Big Day Out main stage every year. This is an opportunity for our LGBTQ+ community to get together and celebrate our amazing local artists.“I was quite literally stunned by Terry’s performance, she has a wonderful voice, coupled with brilliant beautiful songs, she’s definitely one to keep an eye on, absolutely amazing” - Kermit, Black Grape on Terry Logan.FULL LINE-UP TO BE ANNOUNCED.
2nd Apr 20217.30pm Two of the world’s biggest bands BOYZONE and WESTLIFE come together, for the very first-time featuring BRIAN MCFADDEN and KEITH DUFFY. ...7.30pm Two of the world’s biggest bands BOYZONE and WESTLIFE come together, for the very first-time featuring BRIAN MCFADDEN and KEITH DUFFY. This specially adapted theatre production will include many of their greatest hits, the catalogue includes a record breaking 18 Number 1 singles and 9 number 1 albums, and combined record sales of over 60 Million Units. Earlier this year through Feb-March Boyzlife took to the road to embark on what was to be the highly successful part one of the 2020 tour in which they performed a nationwide sell out tour selling over 35,000 tickets Expect to hear, ‘World Of Our Own’, ‘Mandy’, ‘Queen of My Heart’, ‘Picture Of You’, ‘Words’, ‘No Matter What’, ‘Uptown Girl’, ‘Flying Without Wings’, ‘You Raise Me Up’, ‘Going Gets Tough’, ‘Swear It Again’, ‘Father and Son’, ‘Love Me For A Reason’, ‘My Love’ and many, many more Tickets from £34.25
8th Apr 20217.30pm ONE NIGHT IN DUBLIN will come to Halifax when The Wild Murphys will set up Murphy’s Pub at the Victoria Theatre, guaranteeing one gloriou...7.30pm ONE NIGHT IN DUBLIN will come to Halifax when The Wild Murphys will set up Murphy’s Pub at the Victoria Theatre, guaranteeing one glorious night of high-energy Irish Music and more than a little bit of Irish Craic. The multi-award-winning Irish band The Wild Murphys features the very best traditional Irish musicians playing a thrilling mix of traditional and contemporary tunes guaranteed to have the audience’s hands clapping and toes tapping all night long. Tickets from £23.75
14th Apr 2021
‘Are you ready for some filth? I ...
‘Are you ready for some filth? I know I am. Time once again for me to sally forth and pleasure the provinces with my particular brand of saucy innuendo. Let me at them!’
In this outrageously camp show, (that he was going to call Bed Knobs and Knee Pads but was advised might not sell too well in Harrogate), renowned homosexual Julian Clary will bare his soul as never before in the interests of light entertainment.
He’ll murder some well known songs along the way, no doubt, read you a sneak preview from his next memoir A Night At the Lubricant and make withering remarks about punters foolish enough to sit in the front row. You know the kind of thing. It’s the only life he knows. Don’t miss out.
This might well be the final mince…
Tickets from £26.75
15th Apr 20217.30pm The legendary 10cc will be at the Victoria Theatre Halifax performing the hits which have singled them out as one of the most inventive a...7.30pm The legendary 10cc will be at the Victoria Theatre Halifax performing the hits which have singled them out as one of the most inventive and influential bands in the history of popular music. Marking the 45th anniversary of the release of their mega-hit I’m Not In Love, which landed the band a top 5 single in 10 countries and spawned a No 1 album in the US. Led by co-founder Graham Gouldman, the art-pop band are heralded in equal measure for their ability to craft ingenious songs that also resonated commercially, with eleven top 10 hits, and over 15 million albums sold in the UK alone. The group also have three No 1 singles to their name – Rubber Bullets, Dreadlock Holiday and I’m Not In Love. The line-up features Gouldman (bass, guitar, vocals), Rick Fenn (lead guitar, bass, vocals), Paul Burgess (drums, percussion) – both of whom have been with the band since the mid-’70s - Keith Hayman (keyboards, guitars, bass, vocals) and Paul Canning (vocals, percussion, guitar, keyboards). Tickets from £36.75
24th Apr 20218pm A Victoria Theatre Green Room Bar Event - The quickest wits in comedy as seen on Britain's Got Talent are charging into their sixth nation...8pm A Victoria Theatre Green Room Bar Event - The quickest wits in comedy as seen on Britain's Got Talent are charging into their sixth national tour with a spectacular new show that will trample your expectations. The charismatic quartet have always astonished with their ability to spin audience suggestions into comedy gold, but for this show they’re putting you, the audience, in charge in brilliant and bombastic new ways. Join comedy’s unstoppable force for an evening like no other... Hilarious scenes! Mind-blowing songs! Finely tuned anarchy! The Noise Next Door are twelve time sell-out veterans of The Edinburgh Fringe and have appeared on BBC One, ITV1, BBC Three and BBC Radio 4. They have also appeared alongside the likes of Michael McIntyre, Katherine Ryan, Romesh Ranganathan and Harry Hill.
29th Apr 20217.30pm Celebrating 40 years since their debut on the West End stage in ‘Beatlemania’, the world’s Premier Beatles band continues to draw critica...7.30pm Celebrating 40 years since their debut on the West End stage in ‘Beatlemania’, the world’s Premier Beatles band continues to draw critical acclaim with their flawless recreation of the greatest songbook of all time. Tracing the Fab Four’s journey through the swinging 60s, every tiny detail is forensically observed from their authentic period costumes and instruments, to their witty stage banter and “inflection perfect” vocals. With a little help from their own orchestral ensemble, and featuring a special set to mark the 50th anniversary of Abbey Road, this show is an absolute must for Beatlemaniacs of all ages. Tickets from £34.25
9th Jul 20217.30pm Music fans are invited to the biggest party of the year as the unstoppable Magic of Motown show steams into the Victoria Theatre Halifax!...7.30pm Music fans are invited to the biggest party of the year as the unstoppable Magic of Motown show steams into the Victoria Theatre Halifax! Prepare yourself for 40 back-to-back classic Motown hits, glittering costume changes, dazzling dance moves and outstanding musicianship in this explosive concert experience. With timeless music of Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Supremes, The Four Tops, Jackson 5, Smokey Robinson and more, are sensationally recreated for you by an exceptionally talented cast and band. The Magic of Motown has been re-scheduled to Thursday 15 October 2020 (from Friday 3 April 2020). We're pleased to confirm that your existing tickets will be valid at the rescheduled date and we hope you can join us. If you have chosen to collect your tickets from the Box Office at the time of booking, your tickets will still be available for collection up to the date of the rescheduled show. Tickets £29.50
15th Jul 20217.30pm Comedy legend Frank Skinner is adding extra dates to his latest UK tour and bringing his critically acclaimed stand-up show Showbiz to Th...7.30pm Comedy legend Frank Skinner is adding extra dates to his latest UK tour and bringing his critically acclaimed stand-up show Showbiz to The Victoria Theatre for one night only. UPDATE: Frank Skinner's Showbiz tour has been rescheduled to Mon 1st February (from Wed 28 Oct 2020 and before that from Tues 21 Apr). We're pleased to confirm that your existing tickets will be valid at the rescheduled date & we hope you can join us. Tickets from £26.75
4th Sep 20213pm Join us as we welcome The Brighouse & Rastrick Band to the Victoria Theatre Halifax. The Brighouse & Rastrick Band is regarded by many as...3pm Join us as we welcome The Brighouse & Rastrick Band to the Victoria Theatre Halifax. The Brighouse & Rastrick Band is regarded by many as the best and most consistent ‘public subscription band’ in the world. In its time the majority of premier band championships have been held by ‘Briggus’, most recently becoming National Champion Band of Great Britain in 2017, whilst the band has also attracted a formidable reputation for highly entertaining concerts for both the general public and brass band connoisseur. The band was formed over 130 years ago through public donations given by the townsfolk of the adjacent villages of Brighouse and Rastrick that face each other across the River Calder in West Yorkshire. Today, it still continues to be supported through public subscriptions and its own fundraising efforts. Tickets from £15.75
5th Sep 20217.30 pm Ben Portsmouth -The World’s Number One Elvis Tribute Artist is back at the Victoria Theatre Halifax this November. Ben, a multi talen...7.30 pm Ben Portsmouth -The World’s Number One Elvis Tribute Artist is back at the Victoria Theatre Halifax this November. Ben, a multi talented musician, singer and songwriter had Elvis's DNA in his blood from an early age. His father was an avid Elvis fan and Ben grew up on a diet of Elvis songs. He looks like Elvis, sings like Elvis and has an on-stage charisma that has audiences believing at times they are watching the King himself. In August 2012, Ben made history when he won the Elvis Presley Enterprises “Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest which took place in Memphis, crowning Ben as the “Worldwide Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist”, the first artist from outside the USA to ever win this prestigious title. Internationally renowned as one, if not The Best Elvis Tribute in the world today, Ben Portsmouth will bring his unique style and charisma and will show audiences why he is regarded as the best in the business. Tickets from: £27.75
10th Sep 20217.30pm A Journey Into The Mind Of The Rock ’n Roll Alien Take an incredible two hour trip through the finest work of David Bowie. This group ...7.30pm A Journey Into The Mind Of The Rock ’n Roll Alien Take an incredible two hour trip through the finest work of David Bowie. This group of rock musicians, artists and performers recreate Bowie’s most iconic recordings in exquisite detail against a spellbinding backdrop of lights and visual magic. With glowing endorsements from the likes of Rick Wakeman and Mike Garson this exciting show is a must for Bowie fans and the Bowie-Curious! From the dark depths of isolation and fractured reality of Berlin to the sheer celebration of Let’s Dance, the amazingly accurate Bowie Collective make it their mission to give you the Bowie show you always wanted - and will never forget. Tickets from: £26.75
17th Sep 20217.30pm After five years of touring the UK and countless global performances, Frankie’s Guys have earned themselves the title of the world’s numb...7.30pm After five years of touring the UK and countless global performances, Frankie’s Guys have earned themselves the title of the world’s number 1 celebration of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and they certainly are the real deal! Singing for TV royalty and wowing the crowds at celebrity soirees is a weekly occurrence for this vocal super group. Loose Women’s Linda Robson said, ‘these guys certainly know how to entertain and gave my guests the best night ever’. The show features four leading men direct from London’s West End, several of whom have toured with the global smash hit musical ‘Jersey Boys’. Charming, cheeky and extremely charismatic, Frankie’s Guys are the epitome of great live-entertainment. Join the guys and their incredible band for an unforgettable night on which they will take you on a nostalgic trip down memory lane, performing timeless classics such as Big Girls Don’t Cry, Lets Hang on, Walk Like A Man, Sherry, Dec 63 and many more. Tickets from £26
18th Sep 2021Comedy superstar John Bishop is coming to the Victoria Theatre Halifax to warm up his brand-new show! John is very much looking forward to this ...Comedy superstar John Bishop is coming to the Victoria Theatre Halifax to warm up his brand-new show! John is very much looking forward to this new adventure, this will be his eighth stand up show and its shaping up to be his best yet!! John can’t wait to be back on the road again. Recommended age: 16+ Tickets from £36.75
29th Sep 20217.30pm The Man in Black Tour Only show to be endorsed by the Cash Family! The Johnny Cash Roadshow is back on top form with a brand new show ...7.30pm The Man in Black Tour Only show to be endorsed by the Cash Family! The Johnny Cash Roadshow is back on top form with a brand new show at the Victoria Theatre Halifax. Award winning Clive John pays homage to Cash’s Career as the Man In Black, alongside his iconic Wife June Carter played by Emily Heighway and the Roadshow Horns. With all the hits such as Man in Black, Walk the Line, Ring of Fire, Boy Named Sue along-side some of the darker more atmospheric songs from the later American Recordings such as The Man Comes Around and Hurt making this year’s show an emotional roller-coaster of songs through Cash’s career, packed together in one fantastic evening’s entertainment. With standing ovations every night The Johnny Cash Roadshow is the biggest and best celebration of Johnny Cash in the world today guaranteed to leave you wanting more. Tickets from: £24.75
28th May 2022A day out for all the family providing fun and entertainment and an opportunity for local groups to raise funds for their own particular charity. ...A day out for all the family providing fun and entertainment and an opportunity for local groups to raise funds for their own particular charity. The Carnival Theme will be announced in due course.. The parade starts at 12.30pm at Sanworth Street.