Final week of Jack and the Beanstalk marked with star-studded closing party including Gok Wan and Lesley Joseph

The final week of Birmingham Hippodrome’s spectacular pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk, which stars Jane McDonald, Duncan James, Chris Gascoyne, Gary Wilmot, Paul Zerdin and Matt Slack has been marked with a closing party attended by celebrities from the pantomime and theatre world.

Guests  included Gok Wan, Lesley Joseph, X Factor winner Joe McElderry, comedian Billy Pearce, Scottish showbiz veteran Allan Stewart and stars of Newcastle Theatre Royal’s pantomime Clive Webb, Danny Adams and Chris Hayward.

Nick Thomas, Chairman of Qdos Entertainment said “We’re delighted to have a few of the 800 cast and crew who helped to create and stage our 2014/2015 Qdos Entertainment pantomime season with us at our hugely-successful Birmingham Hippodrome show.”

“Planning is already underway for our next season and as our Birmingham audience will know we always make sure we deliver something bigger and better than the year before!” added Nick.

Jack and the Beanstalk ends this Sunday 1 February – next year’s spectacular pantomime is Aladdin. #brumpanto

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

Gok at BBC WM

Gok at BBC WM

As Panto season is very much still alive and kicking here at Birmingham Hippodrome, it’s not just on stage where our Panto stars are appearing. Over the past few days and coming weeks the likes of Gok Wan, John Partridge, Gary Wilmot and Danielle Hope are spreading the magic of Panto land in and around Birmingham promoting the show…

Yesterday myself and Gok Wan headed over to BBC WM for a live interview with Adrian Goldberg, discussing  Gok’s first time in Panto and his experiences on the show. You can catch up with the full interview by clicking here.

Gary Wilmot transforms into the Dame

Gary Wilmot transforms into the Dame

Next up, we were joined by Express and Star’s picture desk, video department and a journalist for a backstage peek with Gary Wilmot as he transforms himself into the Dame before the matinee performance. We joined Gary in his dressing room as he revealed the process from 1 hour before curtain up to his first entrance on stage. Look out for what should be a fantastic feature in the next few days…

Tomorrow, we then head over to Birmingham Childrens Hospital with our handsome Prince and beautiful Snow White, John Partridge and Danielle Hope, for a very special meet and greet with some of the children at the hospital as well as the presentation of a cheque for funds raised by our very generous audiences over the Christmas season.

There are plenty of other Press and PR activities planned over the coming weeks so keep your eye’s and ears peeled…



Go Backstage at Panto with Channel 4…

Over the past four weeks Channel 4 have been following TV’s favourite fashionista, Gok Wan as he prepares for his Panto debut right here at Birmingham Hippodrome.

Tune in on Monday 30 Dec at 7.05pm as the documentary takes us backstage for an exclusive insight into the creation of Britain’s Biggest Panto featuring Gok as well as our full star line up as they rehearse and prepare for the big opening night.

Click here for more info and join in the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #Brumpanto #Gokdoespanto