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Compiled by Dave Massey twitter.com/BrumHour
Birmingham Hippodrome Spring/Summer 2021
A season preview? Yes, you are correct I am wonderfully optimistic, but I wanted to give a flavour of what is currently scheduled in at Birmingham, the West Midlands regions theatre’s starting with the iconic Birmingham Hippodrome. Look out for further previews over the coming weeks.
Please note: due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, most of the tours and homegrown productions listed here have been rescheduled. Look out for an updated version of this list in early Summer.
The Color Purple – At Home (16th February to 11th March)
An Award-Winning co-production between Curve in Leicester and Birmingham Hippodrome, The Color Purple goes digital for live streamed concert version performances of this classic story.
Tickets for The Color Purple – at Home are available from Curve Online here: curveonline.co.uk/whats-on/shows/the-color-purple-at-home
Romeo + Juliet (Moved to 8th September)
Well known for blending communities with large scale dance performances, Rosie Kay takes Shakespeare’s story of rival gangs and transfers it to north Birmingham. See how Rosie Kay approached this project below:
Book tickets here: birminghamhippodrome.com/calendar/rosie-kay-romeo-juliet
Birmingham Royal Ballet – Cinderella (Currently awaiting dates)
Birmingham Royal Ballet returns to its home theatre after a year of home rehearsals and live and filmed performances at Birmingham Rep.
Birmingham Royal Ballet says:
Sir David Bintley’s enchanting fairy tale is a glorious celebration of ballet, with breath-taking scenery and costumes by the designer of Birmingham Royal Ballet’s famous Nutcracker.
Book tickets here: birminghamhippodrome.com/calendar/brb-cinderella
Message In A Bottle (Awaiting new dates)
Directed and Choreographed by Kate Prince and featuring the music of Sting, as the soundscape to this story described as:
A village alive with joyous celebrations is suddenly under siege. Everything changes forever. Determined and daring, three parted siblings step out on their own extraordinary adventures.”
This production was originally scheduled for April 2020. Book tickets here: birminghamhippodrome.com/calendar/message-in-a-bottle
Waitress (Moved to Mon 16th May to Sat 21st May 2022)
Birmingham Hippodrome website says:
Meet Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of some happiness in her life. When a hot new doctor arrives in town, life gets complicated.
Book tickets here: birminghamhippodrome.com/calendar/waitress
We will rock you (Moved to 4th July to Sat 16th Jul 2022)
The pop-rock futuristic musical heads on tour flying into Birmingham Hippodrome in May.
This production was originally scheduled for May 2020. Book tickets here: birminghamhippodrome.com/calendar/we-will-rock-you-2020
What the Ladybird Heard (Awating new dates)
Birmingham Hippodrome says:
Join the woolly sheep, the hairy hog, the fat red hen and the dainty dog in this hit musical adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks‘ colourful farmyard adventure. Direct from the West End with live music, puppetry, plenty of audience participation and lots of laughs!
Book tickets here: birminghamhippodrome.com/calendar/what-the-ladybird-heard
Les Miserables (Moved to 9th to Sat 27th August 2022)
The massive blockbuster musical returns for three weeks of performances of Victor Hugo’s novel first published in 1862.
Book tickets here: birminghamhippodrome.com/calendar/les-miserables-2
SIX, Birmingham Royal Ballet’s The Nutcracker, Brum Panto: Goldilocks and the Three Bears are all announced for Autumn 2021 along with the Craig Revel Horwood directed Strictly Ballroom The Musical starring Kevin Clifton.