REVIEW: Ask Me Anything – an eclectic, funny & earnest piece of theatre

Ask Me Anything - Production Image: Contributed Venue: Birmingham Hippodrome, Patrick Studio Performance Date: 03 March 2020 Star Rating: ★★★★ Reviewer: Josh Bullin As the show begins, Ask Me Anything is posed as a conversation, establishing that the company is here to do more than just tell a story. After receiving over...

REVIEW: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – A must-see pantomime masterclass

The cast of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at Birmingham Hippodrome - Photo credit: Paul Coltas Venue: Birmingham Hippodrome Performance Date: 08 January 2020 Star Rating: ★★★★★ Reviewer: Gemma Fincher Most of us may be in the post-Christmas slump but that hasn’t stopped Birmingham Hippodrome’s panto extravaganza from banishing those January blues with...

NEWS – A peek backstage at the fairest panto in the land

The cast of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at Birmingham Hippodrome - Credit Simon Hadley Birmingham Hippodrome has released a set of exclusive backstage images from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs which runs at the theatre until Sunday 2 February. The spectacular production features stunning costumes and sets along with...

NEWS: Any dream will do! Joseph break-out star, Jac Yarrow joins the cast of Snow White

Birmingham Hippodrome is proud to announce that the break-out star of Michael Harrison’s recent London Palladium revival of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jac Yarrow will play The Prince in this year’s must-see pantomime, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs which plays from Saturday 21 December 2019 - Sunday...

REVIEW: On Your Feet! A vibrant, effervescent & pulsating immortalisation of a true music legend

The cast of the UK and Ireland tour of On Your Feet! Photo Credit Pim Hendriksen Venue: Birmingham Hippodrome Performance Date: 04 September 2019 Reviewer: Gemma Fincher Star Rating: ★★★★ We may be fast approaching autumn but On Your Feet! the vibrant, pulsating and toe-tapping biographical musical of Gloria and Emilio...

NEWS: The Edinburgh Fringe Festival smash-hit musical comes to Birmingham for a limited season

Disney villain. Octo-woman. Plus-size icon. But who is the woman behind the tentacles? Following a complete sell-out run at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and from the multi-award winning Fat Rascal Theatre, Unfortunate: the untold story of Ursula the Sea Witch will come to Birmingham Hippodrome’s Patrick Studio from Monday 16 – Sunday 22 December...

NEWS: Production shots released of Birmingham Hippodrome’s West Side Story featuring 40 rising stars

The cast of Birmingham Hippodrome’s West Side Story – credit: Simon Hadley Last night, Birmingham Hippodrome raised the curtain on its first ever home-grown youth production as a fresh new production of West Side Story opened to a sell-out audience and standing ovation. Production shots of the forty local young performers from across the...

REVIEW: West Side Story – A professional & emotional production showcasing the bright stars of the future

Kamilla Fernandes, Matthew Pandya, Alex Cooke, Olivia Allen, Gibsa Bah, Ruby Hewitt and Carter Smith Photo Credit: Olivia Ahmadi Venue: Birmingham Hippodrome Performance Date: 29 August 2019 Reviewer: Sophie Mills Star Rating: ★★★★ To mark its 120th birthday, Birmingham Hippodrome has invited 40 of the region’s most talented young performers...

REVIEW: The Color Purple – A profoundly evocative production that brings a tear to the eye & a lump to the throat

The cast of The Color Purple: Photography by Manuel Harlan Venue: Birmingham Hippodrome Performance Date: 16 July 2019 Book: Marsha Norman, based on the novel by Alice Walker Music and Lyrics: Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray Director: Tinuke Craig Star Rating: ★★★★★     The Color Purple marks the first co-production between Leicester Curve and Birmingham...

REVIEW: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Trina Hill (Narrator), Jaymi Hensley (Joseph) & the cast of Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - UK Tour Photo: Pamela Raith Venue: Birmingham Hippodrome Performance Date: 03 July 2019 Star Rating: ★★★ 1/2 Continues to endure and delight audiences old and new Since its West End premiere in 1973...