Jimmy Osmond suffers stroke in Birmingham Hippodrome panto

Published: 31 December 2018
Reporter: Steve Orme

Jimmy Osmond suffered a stroke after completing a performance of Peter Pan at Birmingham Hippodrome.

The 55-year-old who was playing Captain Hook in Peter Pan was driven straight to hospital after the show on Thursday 27 December.

Fiona Allan, artistic director and chief executive of Birmingham Hippodrome, said, “everyone here at the Hippodrome has been deeply saddened to hear of Jimmy’s sudden illness.

“Jimmy loved being a part of the panto and his portrayal of Captain Hook was both dastardly and heart-warming. He won the adoration of not just our audiences but also our staff. We all send Jimmy and his family very best wishes for a speedy recovery.”

Understudy Luke Redford will continue to cover the role until Darren Day takes over as Captain Hook. Day who has started rehearsals for the role has just finished playing Hook in Peter Pan at Northampton’s Royal and Derngate.