Harrison’s ten years of Birmingham Hippodrome panto

Published: 3 January 2020
Reporter: Steve Orme

Cast, crew and creatives of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs gathered on the Birmingham Hippodrome stage to celebrate Michael Harrison's tenth year directing and producing the venue's annual pantomime.

Presented with a cake featuring highlights of past productions, Harrison was joined by actors in the show including Matt Slack, who has featured in seven of Harrison's pantomimes at the Hippodrome, and Lesley Joseph.

Harrison, managing director of Qdos Entertainment, said, “I'm delighted to have directed the Birmingham Hippodrome pantomime for ten years, and was amazed to hear that more than a million people have seen those shows.

“As our biggest regional panto, the Hippodrome’s is a real jewel in the Qdos Entertainment crown and attracts some of the biggest names in panto-land.

“The team at the Hippodrome are wonderful collaborators and it's a joy to create magic for the city's audience every festive season. I'm looking forward to many more years of panto magic on Hurst Street to come.”

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs features Joseph as the Wicked Queen, Slack as Muddles, Joe McElderry as the Spirit in the Mirror, Faye Brookes as Snow White, Flawless as the Wicked Queen's Men, Doreen Tipton as the Lady in Waiting, Andrew Ryan as Nanny Annie Aspirin and Jac Yarrow as the Prince.

They are joined by Josh Bennett, George Coppen, Simeon Dyer, Craig Garner, Lee Hill, Jamie John and Blake Lisle as The Magnificent Seven.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs continues at Birmingham Hippodrome until Sunday 2 February.