The Final Countdown…

Press & PR Assistant, Ben Wooldridge blogs about the final day of Panto rehearsals and a glittering photo call…

Well, it’s been yet another busy day at Birmingham Hippodrome as we are less than 24 hours away from the opening performance of this year’s spectacular Pantomime Cinderella…and believe me, spectacular is definitely the right word for it!

Brian Conley and Lynda Bellingham talk to the press

Brian Conley and Lynda Bellingham talk to the press

Technical rehearsals have been continuing throughout the day ironing out the magical illusions and making the final sparkling touches ahead of welcoming our first audience into the building tomorrow afternoon for a sold out matinee performance.   The dress rehearsal will take place tonight when we can see the final product in action…how exciting!!

The press team – Mandy Rose and I – have been kept especially busy and full of festive cheer as we hosted a photo call for members of the media and press. Framed by the impressive set, the principal cast assembled on stage in full costume for various press reporters and photographers including BBC WM, BBC Midlands Today, Birmingham Mail and Express & Star. I’m pleased to report that everything went fantastically smoothly and we got some great pictures along the way, you can take a peek at them on our Flickr page. Look out for coverage in the local press over the coming days.

Here’s to a great opening weekend and I look forward to reporting back after press night on Tuesday evening…

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