Raising the curtain on a new season…

It’s that time again…the lights go down, the audience quieten and the curtain raises on a brand-new season here at Birmingham Hippodrome!

Slava's Snow Show

Slava’s Snow Show

This Winter a flurry of fantastic productions will be taking to the stage including Blood Brothers, Mariinsky Theatre’s epic Ring Cycle and a literal snow storm in the auditorium during Slava’s Snow Show. Grupo Corpo will be raising the temperature with hypnotic dance from Brazil whilst Birmingham Royal Ballet return with their ever-popular production of The Nutcracker and Britain’s biggest Panto, Jack and the Beanstalk bursts into life over Christmas!

Something extraordinary will also be taking to the stage this Winter as The Frozen Scream takes over our Patrick Centre with a chilling tale and theatre experience – don’t miss it! Plus, we bring the Southside district alive with unique video art installations in the FREE event, About Town.

In the new year we welcome back Matthew Bourne with his beautiful and haunting production of Edward Scissorhands, Birmingham Royal Ballet and Welsh National Opera return with brand-new seasons, the big, bright and beautiful Shrek – The Musical takes ogre Birmingham and Barnum rolls into town starring Brian Conley!

The Bodyguard

The Bodyguard

Now the moment you have all been waiting for…NEW SHOWS ANNOUNCED! We are delighted to welcome back the Olivier Award Winning musical Top Hat, a monster of a show for families – Dinosaur Zoo plus jaw-dropping circus, dance and performance from Cirque Eloize with Cirkopolis. The heart-racing Dirty Dancing will make a return due to popular demand next Spring, National Theatre’s multi-award-winning production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nigh-Time plus a brand-new production of the all-time classic musical Oklahoma! We are also very excited to announce that next Summer we will welcome the West End smash-hit musical The Bodyguard featuring all the chart-topping hits of legendary Whitney Houston.

It’s sure to be a show-stopping season and tickets for all new shows are on sale to Birmingham Hippodrome Friends NOW! To find out more about becoming a Friend click here. 

Tickets go on general sale 10am Friday 12 Sep.

Top marks for Top Hat & Curious Incident…

Ben Wooldridge (@benwooldridge) writes…

As the glitz and glamour of last night’s Olivier Awards fades into the background for another year, we are sending our friends at Top Hat a huge congratulations on their three wins at this year’s ceremony.

The production, which played here at Birmingham Hippodrome as it’s second ever venue, won accolades for Best Costume Design, Best Theatre Choreographer and the esteemed award for Best New Musical – I couldn’t think of a more worthy winner!

Our colleagues at London’s National Theatre also enjoyed a tremendous evening with an outstanding 7 awards for their production of the Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nightime including Best New Play – brilliant news and well done to one and all. The National’s production of War Horse, which won 2 Oliviers back in 2008 and an incredible 6 Tony Awards in New York, comes right here to Birmingham in October and is a show that all of us here at the Hippodrome can’t wait to play host to – tickets are galloping out of the box office quicker than you can say “sugar lump” so be sure to book up early, you simply ‘canter’ miss it (sorry).

Talking of the Tony Awards, as one theatre ceremony is over another just begins, nominations for this year’s Tonys are announced tomorrow with the RSC’s production of Matilda a hot tip to wipe the board – who do you think will be nominated this year? All will be revealed tomorrow…