Musicals, ballets and family fun lined up for Birmingham Hippodrome Autumn season - The Solihull Observer

Musicals, ballets and family fun lined up for Birmingham Hippodrome Autumn season

Solihull Editorial 4th May, 2019   0

SPECTACULAR musicals, world class ballets and family fun are lined up ready for a celebratory season at Birmingham Hippodrome.

Throughout the autumn and winter the theatre will be commemorating its 120th anniversary and a jam-packed programme of shows has been announced.

Bosses say the next season will be filled with musicals like West Side Story, Mamma Mia and On Your Feet.

Birmingham Hippodrome will also co-produce its first ever production with Curve Leicester in The Color Purple.

There is plenty on offer for dance enthusiasts with Matthew Bourne’s award-wiining hit The Ref Shoes will pirouette back onto the stage in February.

Families will not be left disappointed as the classic children’s book The Gruffalo will stomp on to the main stage and Circus is set to bring the thrills and daredevil entertainment of a turn-of-the-century circus to Birmingham.

Comedy will hit the Hurst Street theatre as Lenny Henry, Ben Elton and Romesh Ranganathan are lined up to take to the stage with their individual shows.

Theatre bosses say the festivities will be by no means limited to the stage, with an exciting festival programme and a very special birthday event.

For the fourth year, B-SIDE Hip-Hop Festival will see the Hippodrome and surrounding areas filled with pop-up performances, graffiti and dance battles.

Fiona Allan, artistic director and chief executive at Birmingham Hippodrome said: “Here at Birmingham Hippodrome, we pride ourselves on creating experiences that unite our region’s communities, and in recent years have grown the number of free festivals that we produce for everyone to enjoy such as the upcoming B-SIDE Hip-Hop festival and the return of our popular Summer in Southside.

“For the first time in our history we ourselves are making new shows, drawing on some amazing new talent.

“The professional production of The Color Purple in July will be followed by a large scale community production of West Side Story in August.

“For the latter we auditioned over 1,000 local young people to find our dream cast, who are set for the experience of a lifetime. I’m sure audiences will agree.

“Our 120th birthday celebrations continue throughout the year with many opportunities to be involved: a particular highlight being our circus themed half-term birthday party and open day on October 26.”

For more information and to book tickets visit or call 0844 338 5000 (4.5p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge).

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