Words by Ed King / Pics by Simon Hadley
Running until 2nd February 2020, the classic fairy tale and beloved pantomime Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs will be on stage at the Birmingham Hippodrome.
Family friendly, for adults and children above the age of 3 years old, tickets to Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs are start from £17 – with prices dependent on the day/time of performance and seating position within the Hippodrome theatre. Click here for more direct information – including a full performance schedule, theatre seating plan, and ticket links for online bookings.
**Many performances have already sold out, so get in touch with the Hippodrome quick smart and see what you can snap up before February**
Some things are as perennial as the grass. Like love. Apparently. And the grass. But coming in a close third could be the wintertime obsession with old trope gags, star crossed lovers and garish cross dressing – I am referring, of course, to the Hippodrome’s annual pantomime. Although, whilst you’re on Hurst Street…
Back ‘at the helm’ of this year’s panto, which is the tried and tested Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, is Michael Harrison – herr direktor of the Hippodrome’s Christmas show for the last decade and managing director of Qdos Entertainments, the ‘world’s biggest pantomime producer’ and operator of twelve theatres across the UK. So, you know, you’re in pretty good hands backstage.
Onstage, the cast are cherry picked familiar faces from stage and screen – with Lesley Joseph leading the charge, reprising her role as The Wicked Queen.
Eastenders super cop and ‘Hippodrome panto favourite’ Matt Slack is cast as Muddles – whilst the happy couple (eventually… spoiler alert) are played by Faye Brookes, Coronation Street’s Kate Connor when she’s not picking bad apples, and the ‘break-out star’ of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jac Yarrow, playing The Prince.
Other cast members include X Factor winner Joe McElderry as The Spirit of The Mirror, Britain’s Got Talent finalists Flawless, self-unemployed Queen of the Black Country Doreen Tipton, and longstanding/suffering/celebrated panto dame Andrew Ryan.
The titular supporting cast, referred to in the show’s blurb as The Magnificent Seven, are played by Josh Bennett, George Coppen, Simeon Dyer, Craig Garner, Lee Hill, Jamie John and Blake Lisle.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs / Official trailer
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs runs at the Birmingham Hippodrome until 2nd February 2020. For more information, including a full production schedule and links to online tickets sales, visit www.birminghamhippodrome.com/calendar/snow-white-the-seven-dwarfs
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