AFTER a year away the cast for Birmingham Hippodrome’s pantomime are back ready to take to the stage this Christmas.
This year Goldilocks and the Three Bears will be making their way to the theatre from December 18 to January 30.
The show follows Dame Betty Barnum and her daughter Goldilocks, who are battling to save their Big Top circus from the Evil Ringmaster who is intent on stealing their three loveable bears and leaving them in ruin.
The circus-inspired pantomime will be the first one back in the Hippodrome since it was forced to close in March 2020 and will also mark Jason Donovan’s panto debut.
Alongside Jason – who will be playing the Evil Ringmaster – and Matt Slack as Ringmaster will be Doreen Tipton as Doreen the Lion Tamer, Andrew Ryan as Dame Betty Barnum, Alexia McIntosh as Candy Floss and Samantha Dorrance as Goldilocks.
Alongside the headline cast, the Hippodrome have also revealed a spectacular line-up of circus acts including magician Phil Hitchcock, motorcycle act Peter Pavlov and The Globe of Speed, the Death-Defying Gemini Sisters and international circus artist Pierre Marchand.
Goldilocks and the Three Bears is the first circus-themed pantomime at the Hippodrome for 24 years.
For more or to book tickets visit www.birminghamhippodrome.com or call 0844 338 5000 (4.5p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge).