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: The Lovely Bones – Wonderfully poignant & moving

The cast of The Lovely Bones - Photo Credit Pamela Raith Venue: Birmingham Repertory Theatre Performance Date: 10 September 2019 Reviewer: Sophie Mills Star Rating: ★★★★1/2 A second-life is given to Bryony Lavery’s adaptation of Alice Sebold’s 2002 novel The Lovely Bones this autumn. Premiering at Northampton’s Royal And Derngate...

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...

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: Lea Salonga – brings oodles of joy and a touch of Broadway to a small corner of the West Midlands

Venue: Birmingham Symphony Hall Reviewed on 11 July 2019 and on tour  Star Rating: ★★★★★ Theatrical powerhouse and Broadway icon Lea Salonga is currently headlining her first set of UK concerts, bringing her one-woman show to the beautiful Birmingham Symphony Hall as part of her tour. The concert was rescheduled from...

REVIEW: Thriller Live – The Michael Jackson tribute crying out for reinvention

Thriller UK Tour: Photo thrillerlive.com Venue: The Alexandra, Birmingham Performance Date: 03 June 2019 Star Rating: ★★  Despite the controversy and unwanted headlines that plagued him during his life, and that haven’t abated since his premature death in 2009, the enduring strength of Michael Jackson’s musical legacy is undeniable. Still...

REVIEW: American Idiot – Anarchy, rebellion and a whole host of broken dreams

American Idiot UK Tour 2019 - Photo Credit: Mark-Dawson Venue: The Alexandra, Birmingham Performance Date: 09 April Star Rating: ★★★ Green Day‘s explosive rock musical American Idiot is back in Birmingham as it celebrates its 10th anniversary and also the 15th anniversary of the influential, Grammy-award winning concept album on which it is...