Birmingham Hippodrome goes live backstage at Dirty Dancing TODAY!

Press & PR Assistant, Ben Wooldridge (@benwooldridge) writes…

In just over two hours time we will be going live behind the scenes of Dirty Dancing…I’m excited but scared of my wobbly hands!

All of today’s streaming  will be coming directly to you, the loyal Birmingham Hippodrome followers, from my iPhone therefore I apologise if 25 minutes in to the broadcast a small shake comes along now and again. Rest assured I have been practising, whilst the Olympians of 2012 have been conducting their athletic training, I have a strict regime in iPhone holding!

It’s all very clever how we are able to take you behind the scenes with just a phone and I really can’t wait to share this afternoon with you after the success of our Panto Photocall stream a few weeks back.

Beginning at 6.15pm today (17 July 2012) we will join the full company on stage as they complete the daily physical warm-up, then from 6.30-6.45pm we get an insight into the intense vocal warm-up before curtain up. This will be a unique and rarely seen opportunity to take a glimpse behind the red curtain and see the day to day workings of a major theatrical production.

I’m also very pleased to say that the stream will be introduced by Birmingham born Kate-Emma Portlock who plays the role of Vivian Pressman in the award-winning production.

You can watch the stream live via posted links on Birmingham Hippodrome facebook page ( and the @Brumhippodrome twitter feed ( – Links will appear on both pages at the time of broadcast.

See you later…. Ben

Dirty Dancing runs until 25 August.

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