REVIEW: Bedknobs and Broomsticks – a musical with infinite potential

Dianne Pilkington in Bedknobs and Broomsticks – Photo Credit Johan Persson Venue: The Alexandra, Birmingham Performance Date: 11 November 2021 Reviewer: Ely King Star Rating: ★★★ Bedknobs and Broomsticks, the classic Disney film, was released 50 years ago this year and starred Angela Lansbury as the eclectic would-be witch, Eglantine Price. For many, Bedknobs holds a special […]

REVIEW: Grease the Musical – Not a life-changing night of theatre

Grease UK Tour: Photo credit – Sean Ebsworth Barnes Venue: The Alexandra, Birmingham Performance Date: 01 November 2021 Reviewer: Sophie Mills Star Rating: ★★1/2 Very few movie musicals stand the test of time, but you’d be hard pushed to find a member of any generation who doesn’t know a number or two from Grease. The megamix […]

REVIEW: Everybody’s Talking About Jamie – be you, be real, be fabulous – a heart-warming story about found family and owning who you are

Layton Williams (Jamie New) and Sharan Phull (Pritti) in the Everybody’s Talking About Jamie Tour. Photo credit Matt Crockett Venue: The Alexandra, Birmingham Performance Date: 14 September 2021 Reviewer: Sophie Mills Star Rating: ★★★★ Jamie Campbell hit headlines in 2011 as a 16-year-old drag queen, banned from his prom for wearing a dress. Now his story is in […]

REVIEW: Rock of Ages – what the show lacks in plot, it sure makes up for in volume

Rock of Ages UK Tour – 2018/19 Production Image by Richard Davenport Venue: The Alexandra, Birmingham Performance Date: 10 September 2021 Reviewer: Sophie Mills Star Rating: ★★1/2 The party show that is Rock of Ages has embarked on another tour of the UK, bringing rock hits of the 80s to our much-loved playhouses. This particular iteration has […]

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 100 letters from teenagers across […]

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 their utterly ‘flawless’ production of […]

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 outstanding special effects direct from […]

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 2 February 2020. Jac Yarrow […]