BIRMINGHAM

THEATRE ROYAL / ALEXANDRA / HIPPODROME

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1859 The House That Jack Built (Theatre Royal)

Estelle Vernon

Jessie Ryder

Louisa Angel

1885 Robinson Crusoe (Theatre Royal)

Vesta Tilley

1904 Babes in the Wood (Theatre Royal)

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1923 Old King Cole (Theatre Royal)

Clarkson Rose
Olive Fox
Florence Hunter

 

1932 Dick Whittington (Theatre Royal)

Elaine Trevor
Herbert Langley

Gwladys Stanley

Jimmy Young

Florence Hunter

Marjorie Macklin

Reginald Jecks

Fred Whittaker

George Doonan

A W Baskcomb
 

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1936 Puss in Boots (Theatre Royal)

Fred Gwyn

Jimmie Leslie

Marjorie Lotinga

Roy Jefferies

De Haven

Sandy Powell
 

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1938 Sleeping Beauty (Theatre Royal)

Gordon Whelan

Frank Attree

Mary Thornley

Bunny Doyle

Tom Gamble

Albert Darnley

Hazel Jennings

Winnie Braemar

Jack Edlin

Evelyn Laye


 

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1939 Babes in the Wood (Theatre Royal)

Anne Bolt

Bert Platt

Clarkson Rose

Ethel Revenell

Gracie West

Helen Breen

Charles Cornford

Billy Danvers

Shirley Belmore
 

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1942 Cinderella (Alexandra)

Noele Gordon

June Malo

Percy Manchester

Claire Ruane

Jenny Hayes

Billie Baker

George Doonan

Louise Javotte
 

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1943 Aladdin (Theatre Royal)

Afrique
Marjorie Matthews

John Farries Moss

Hazel Jennings

James Heys

Melville Birley

Tom Gamble

Dicky Hassett

Mavis Hill

Collinson & Breen
 

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1944 Robinson Cruusoe (Theatre Royal)

Betty Fankiss

Sybil Summets

Henry Ford

Nat Jackley

Eddie Henderson

Murray & Mooney

G H Elliott

Richard Beamish

George Fairweather

Harry Eades
 

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1947 Babes in the Wood (Alexandra)

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1948 Puss in Boots (Theatre Royal)

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1952 Dick Whittington (Alexandra)

Gerry Lee

Julie David

Gordon Craig

Jimmy Plant

Jimmy Wheeler

Jean Inglis

Anthony Sagar

Tilsa Page

Ida Sheepley

Walter Myerson

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1953 Puss in Boots (Theatre Royal)

Jimmy Jewel

Beb Warriss

Fay Lenore

Jack Hayes

Fred Kitchen

June Rose

George Hamilton

1954 Humpty Dumpty (Theatre Royal)

Norman Evans

Betty Jumel

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1955 Old King Cole (Theatre Royal)

Andy McFarlane

Robert Marlowe

Vanda Vale

Billy Sutton

Gordon Bellingham

Beryl Foley

Mary Forbes

Harry Shiels

1956 Babes in the Wood (Alexandra)

Terry Hall

William Avenell

Jack Stanford

Charles Harrison

Les Henry

Jimmy Prescott

Eric Yorke

Julia Sutton

Gillian Taylor

Lynette Mills

Anthony  Spurling

1957 Jack and the Beanstalk (Hippodrome)

Beryl Reid

Reg Dixon

Freddie Frinton

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1958 Robinson Crusoe (Hippodrome)
Harold Holness

David Whitfield

David Williams

Philip Ashley

1959 Aladdin (Hippodrome)

Norman Evans

Dickie Valentine

Eve Boswell

Philip Morant

Ramoni Brothers

Sheila Henderson

Grace O'Connor

William Dickie

Alan Curtis

Jackie Lester

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1960 Sleeping Beauty (Hippodrome)

Jimmy Jewel

Ben Warriss

Betty Emery

Dorothy Dampier

James Hinson   

Virginia Vernon

Ernest Arnley

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1960 Sinbad the Sailor (Alexandra)

George Lacy

Morecombe & Wise 

Johnny Stewart

Three Geezers

The Four Playboys  

1961 Cinderella (Hippodrome)

Lonnie Donegan

Danny La Rue

Alan Haynes

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1961 Aladdin (Alexandra)

Edmund Hockridge

Joe Church

Tommy Rose

The Patton Brothers

Martin Dell

Atlas Sahara

1962 Robinson Crusoe (Hippodrome)

Norman Wisdom

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1962 Mother Goose (Alexandra)

Beryl Reid

Frank Ifield

The Dallas Boys

Jack Tripp

Ted Rogers

1963 Puss in Boots (Hippodrome)

Frankie Vaughan

1963 Babes in the Wood (Alexandra)

Ronnie Carroll

Gordon and Bunny Jay

Billy Burdon

Arthur Worsley

George Lacy

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1964 Jack and the Beanstalk (Alexandra)

The Bachelors

Colin Crompton

Jack Tripp

Joy Turpin

Allen Christie

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1965 Robinson Crusoe (Alexandra)

The Barron Knights

Denny Willis

Kathleen West

1965 Humpty Dumpty (Hippodrome)

Ken Dodd

Judy Collins

Ken Roberts

Seth Joy

1966 Sleeping Beauty (Hippodrome)

Morecombe & Wise

 Kevin Scott

Patricia Brendin

Jimmy Lee

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1966 Puss in Boots (Alexandra)

Des O'Connor

Rikki Fulton

Lynn Wynters

Three Monarchs

1967 Aladdin (Hippodrome)

Yana

Lauri Lupino Lane

Harry Worth

Enya Green

Ken Wilson

Peter Butterworth

David Browning

1967 Goody Two Shoes (Alexandra)

Jack Tripp
Fay Lenore
Allen Christie
Jean Harrison
Kay Lyell
Marlowe and Vance

1968 Cinderella (Hippodrome)

Des O'Connor

Jack Douglas

Freddie Sales

Joe Black

1968 Dick Whittington (Alexandra)

Ted Rogers

The Dallas Boys

1969 Babes in the Wood (Hippodrome)

Mike Winters

Bernie Winters

Wyn Calvin

Erica Yorke

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1969 Aladdin (Alexandra)

Michael Bentine

Donald Peers

Billy Burden

Alfred Ravel

Martin Dell

Robert Marlowe

1970 Dick Whittington (Hippodrome)

Anita Harris

Freddie Davies

Bernard Bresslaw

Billy Dainty

1970 Cinderella (Alexandra)

Ronnie Corbett

Lynn Kennington

The Patton Brothers

1971 Jack and the Beanstalk (Hippodrome)

The Bachelors

Peter Glaze

Frank Carson

Don McLean

Yvonne Marsh

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1971 Robinson Crusoe (Alexandra)

Les Dawson

Jack Tripp

Pat Lancaster

New World

Allen Christe

The Miles Twins

The Cox Twins

1972 Cinderella (Hippodrome)

Dicki Henderson,

Alan Hayes,

Arthur Askey

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1972 Puss in Boots (Alexandra)

Jack Douglas

Millicent Martin

Ken Roberts

George Truzzie

Jacquie Toye

1973 Robinson Crusoe (Hippodrome)

Roy Hudd

Charlie Williams

1973 Jack and the Beanstalk (Alexandra)

Jimmy Tarbuck

The Grumbleweeds

George Lacy

1974 Aladdin (Hippodome)

Larry Grayson

Alfred Marks

Keith Harris

Ken Wilson

Dilys Watling

1974 Babes in the Wood (Alexandra)

Leslie Crowther

Jack Tripp

The Patton Brothers

1975 Emu in Pantoland (Hippodrome)

Rod Hull

Carl Wayne

Billy Dainty

Barbara New

Georgina Moon

1975 Cinderella (Alexandra)

Peter Goodwright

Dia Francis

Barry Howard

Anna Neagle

Paula Wilcox

Lionel Blair

Terry Hall and Lenny the Lion

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1976 Jack and the Beanstalk (Hippodrome)

Charlie Drake

The Dallas Boys

Alan Randall

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1976 Dick Whittington (Alexandra)

Frank Ifield

Jim Davidson

Patrick Cargill
Alan Curtis
The Miles Twins

The Cox Twins
Derek Royle

1977 Cinderella (Hippodrome)

Richard O'Sullivan

Tessa Wyatt

Frank Williams

Robert Young

Mary Laine

Erica Yorke

Bill Boazman

Blayne Barrington

Nicholas & Nickleby

Paul Aylett

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1977 Aladdin (Alexandra)

Barbara Windsor

Terry Scott

Jeffery Holland

1978 Turn Again Whittington (Hippodrome)

Norman Wisdom

Elizabeth Larner

Tony Fayne

1978 Jack and the Beanstalk (Alexandra)

Arthur Askey

Anna Karen

Leslie Crowther

Jimmy Edwards
Mark Wynter

Robert Aldous

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1979 Babes in the Wood (Hippodrome)

Les Dawson

Roger De Courcey

Julie Rogers

Eli Woods

Colette Kelly

Danny O'Dea

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1979 Robinson Crusoe (Alexandra)

Frankie Howerd (Replaced mid run by Jeffrey Holland due to injury)

Anita Harris

Allen Christie

Bernard Bresslaw

Jack Tripp

Tommy Trinder

Dawson Chance

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1980 Dick Whittington (Alexandra)

Ken Dodd

Wyn Calvin

Jeffrey Holland

Billy Whittaker

Anne Jones

The Simmons Brothers

1981 Aladdin (Hippodrome)

Danny La Rue

Dylis Watling
Leon Greene
David Ellen

Brian Marshall
Danielle Carson

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1981 Babes in the Wood (Alexandra)

Barry Howard

Ruth Madoc

Paul Shane

Jeffrey Holland

Lena Zavaroni

1982 Dick Whittington (Hippodrome)

The Krankies

Paul Henry

Billy Dainty

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1982 Cinderella (Alexandra)

Little and Large

Jack Douglas

Bob Grant

Jill Gascoine

Adrienne Posta

Anthea Askey

Kent Baker

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1983 Mother Goose (Alexandra)

John Inman

Bill Maynard

Susan Maughan

Barbara Newman

Nicholas Brent

Dawson Chance

Sian Hopkins

The Simmons Brothers

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1983 Jack & The Beanstalk (Hippodrome)

Cilla Black

Gareth Hunt

Paul Squire

Jimmy Cricket

Harry Worth

Wyn Calvin

1985 Humpty Dumpty (Hippodrome)

Rustie Lee

Keith Harris

Jacqui Scott

Windsor Davies

Gary Holton

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1985 Mother Goose (Alexandra)

Danny La Rue
Robert Aldous
David Ellen
Lisa Maxwell
Lionel Jefferies
Jim & John Lavelle

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1988 Jack and the Beanstalk (Hippodrome)

Russ Abbott

Bella Emberg

Tudor Davies

Jill Foot

Norman Painting

Windsor Davies

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1988 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Alexandra)

Rod Hull
Vicki Michelle
Jonathan Kiley
Sean Oliver
Louise English

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1989 Babes in the Wood (Hippodrome)

Christopher Biggins

Cannon and Ball

Pat Roach

Bernadette Nolan

Mike Holloway

1991 Cinderella (Hippodrome)

Des O'Connor

Peggy Mount

Ian Smith

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1992 Aladdin (Hippodrome)

Danny La Rue

Michael Elphick

Brian Conley

Dawson Chance

Alison Young

1993 Dick Whittington (Hippodrome)

Lesley Joseph

John Nettles

Ross King

Rosemarie Ford

Wayne Sleep

Wolf (Gladiators)

Vince Hill

The Simmons Brothers

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1994 Jack and the Beanstalk (Hippodrome)

Ray Meagher

Su Pollard

Malandra Burrow

Judi Spiers

Don MaClean

Mike Doyle

Zippy, George, Bungle (Rainbow)

Scorpio (Gladiators)

Kevin Lloyd

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1995 Cinderella (Hippodrome)

Gary Wilmot

Rolf Harris

Bob Carolgees

Robin Cousins

Judy Cornwell

Jodie Jackson

Nigel Ellacott

Ian Sandy

Paul Gyngell

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1996 Mother Goose (Hippodrome)

Matthew Kelly (Mother Goose)

Vicki Michelle (Fairy Virtue)

Andy Crane (Billy Goose)

The Chuckle Brothers (Bish & Bash)

Bruce Roberts

Robert Duncan (Demon Vanity)

Suzanne Dando 
Noel Butler (Priscilla The Goose)
Ian Sandy (The King)

with the White Power Ranger

Directed by Carol Todd

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1997 Goldilocks and the Three Bears (Hippodrome)

Frank Bruno

Karl Howman

Emily Symons

Don Maclean

Malcolm Bouyden

Mike Doyle

Sooty

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1998 Cinderella (Hippodrome)

Danny La Rue

Brian Conley

Dawson Chance

Malcolm Boyden

Miquel Brown

Brian Godfrey

David Morton

Ben Nealon

Catherine Debenham-Taylor

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1999 Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs (Hippodrome)

Lily Savage / Paul O'Grady

Kriss Akabusi

Lizzie Wiggins

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2000 Peter Pan (Alexandra)

Joe Pasquale

Leslie Grantham

Kerris Peeling

2001 Dick Whittington (Hippodrome)

Brian Conley

Anna Brecon

Don Maclean

Luke Baxter

Danny Edwards

Craig Turner

Keith Simmons

Alan Simmons

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2002 Aladdin (Qdos) Hippodrome

Amanda Barrie

Bobby Davro

Melinda Messenger

John Challis

Don MaClean

Masachi Fujimoto

Spiderman

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2003 Cinderella (Qdos) Hippodrome

Julian Clary

Dave Benson Phillips

Rosemary Ashe

Philip Herbert

Ian Gledhill

Henry Luxemburg

Lynsey McCaffrey

David Hill

Malcolm Boyden

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2004 Jack and the Beanstalk (Qdos) Hippodrome

Joe Pasquale

Letitia Dean

Don Maclean

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2005 Peter Pan (Qdos Entertainment) Hippodrome

Joe Pasquale

Kerris Peeling

Mina Anwar

Toby Hull

2006 Cinderella (Qdos Entertainment) Hippodrome

Brian Conley

Shobna Gulati

Dawson Chance

Jody Crosier

Nigel Ellacott

Peter Robbins

Sean Needham

Michelle Potter

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2007 Aladdin (Qdos Entertainment) Hippodrome

John Barrowman

Don Maclean

The Grumbleweeds

Masashi Fujimoto

Lila McConigley

Peter Gallagher

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2008 Robin Hood (Qdos Entertainment) Hippodrome

Paul Zerdin

Titan the Robot

John Barrowman

2009 Sleeping Beauty (Qdos Entertainment) Hippodrome

Joe Pasqulae

Ray Quinn

Ceri Dupree

Lucy Evans

2010 Dick Whittington (Qdos Entertainment) Hippodrome

Joan Collins

Julian Clary

Nigel Havers

Jeffrey Holland

Keith Harris

2011 Cinderella (Qdos Entertainment) Hippodrome

Lynda Bellingham

Brian Conley

Basil Brush

2012 Robinson Crusoe (Qdos Entertainment) Hippodrome

Brian Conley

Lesley Joseph

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2013 Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs (Qdos Entertainment) Hippodrome

John Partridge

Gok Wan

Stephanie Beacham

Gary Wilmot

Paul Zerdin

Matt Slack

Danielle Hope

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2014 Jack and the Beanstalk (Qdos Entertainment) Hippodrome

Jane McDonald

Duncan James

Chris Gascoyne

Gary Wilmot

Paul Zerdin

Matt Slack

Lynda Bellingham had originally signed to star as Fairy but illness prevented her from appearing and she personally asked her friend Jane McDonald to take on the role instead

2015 Aladdin (Qdos Entertainment) Hippodrome

Marti Pellow

Julian Clary

Lee Mead

Matt Slack

Andrew Ryan

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2016 Dick Whittington
(Qdos Entertainment) Hippodrome

John Barrowman

Steve McFadden

Matt Slack

The Krankies

Jodie Prenger

Andrew Ryan

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2017 Cinderella (Qdos Entertainment) Hippodrome

Beverley Knight

Danny Mac

Matt Slack

Suzanne Shaw

The Grumbleweeds

2018 Peter Pan (Qdos Entertainment) Hippodrome

Matt Slack

Jimmy Osmond / Darren Day

Jaymi Hensley

Meera Syel

Sascha Williams

Stephanie Nock

Kellie Gnauck

Cassie Compton

Imogen Brooke

Becky Bassett

Elizabeth Civil

Joshua-Kyle Cantrill

Kimberley Brightcliffe

Charley Da Silva

Stephen Johnson

Elysia Pemberton

Ben Rutter

Josh Packham

Luke Redford

The Timbuktu Tumblers

Whilst performing the evening show on Thursday 27th December, Jimmy  Osmond began to feel unwell during Act 2, despite feeling so poorly he struggled through to the end of the show and was then rushed to hospital where it was confirmed he had suffered a stroke whilst on stage. With a month of the production left to run Darren Day was brought in to take over the role of Captain Hook for the rest of the run.

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2019 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Qdos Entertainment) Hippodrome

Lesley Joseph
Joe McElderry

Faye Brookes

Flawless

Doreen Tipton

Andrew Ryan

Matt Slack
Jac Yarrow

2020 - No Hippodrome pantomime due to the worldwide outbreak of Covid-19 and a proposed production of Robin Hood (a touring panto from Qdos) was cancelled as the UK was plunged into it's 3rd lockdown n January 2021 due to Covid-19. 

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2021 Goldilocks and the Three Bears (Crossroads Pantomimes)

Jason Donovan
Matt Slack

Andrew Ryan

Doreen Tipton

Samantha Dorrance

Alexia McIntosh
 

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