HIT musical Madagascar is thrilling family audiences at Bradford's Alhambra theatre.

The lively show, based on the much-loved animated feature film, stars former X Factor winner Matt Terry as Alex the lion. The show, featuring a range of puppets, follows the adventures of a group of animals from Central Park Zoo who find themselves in Madagascar, where they have to learn to adapt to the wild.

The production, by the makers of Shrek the Musical, features all the favourite crack-a-lackin' characters from the Madagascar movie as they head out on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien's Madagascar.

After X Factor Matt had a Top Three hit with Ed Sheeran-penned single When Christmas Comes Around. He released his debut album Trouble in November 2017 and sang on Enrique Iglesias’s hit single, Subeme La Radio alongside Sean Paul.

* Madagascar the Musical runs at the Alhambra until Saturday. Call (01274) 432000.