Miss Saigon Leads New Season at Birmingham Hippodrome
Birmingham Hippodrome have announced a new season of spectacular live shows that offers audiences a fantastic choice of world-class entertainment including the biggest names in West End musicals, the best in international opera and ballet, a world premiere ballet – plus the world’s biggest pantomime with an all-star cast and amazing 3D effects.
New productions on sale include a major new UK tour of Sir Cameron Mackintosh’s legendary musical Miss Saigon; a first time visit from original high-school musical Grease; direct from a recordbreaking West End run, sparkling rags-to-riches musical Funny Girl; and an all-new production of The Addams Family – a kooky musical comedy from the writers of multi award-winning hit musical Jersey Boys, produced by Music & Lyrics in association with The Festival Theatre Edinburgh.
Fiona Allan, Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Birmingham Hippodrome said: “Birmingham Hippodrome has an enviable reputation for the productions it is able to attract from West End musicals through to the best in international ballet and opera and, of course, the UK’s biggest panto. Building on this, our new season offers audiences of all ages another varied programme of world-class entertainment combining the best in UK touring productions with an enticing international repertoire.”
Other highlights include the return of Cape Town Opera and Bill Kenwright’s much-loved production of Blood Brothers starring Lyn Paul as Mrs Johnstone, the popular UK touring production of Simon Beaufoy’s The Full Monty starring Gary Lucy, world-wide hit musical Million Dollar Quartet starring Jason Donovan as revolutionary record producer Sam Phillips, ( see our interview on p16) and the much-anticipated return of the National Theatre’s internationallyacclaimed production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time.
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