The cast for the 2019 Birmingham Hippodrome panto has been confirmed.
Produced by Qdos Pantomimes, this year’s show is Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs which transfers from London’s West End.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs tells the story of a princess who seeks refuge from her wicked and jealous stepmother by living with seven dwarfs – Doc, Sneezy, Grumpy, Happy, Bashful, Sleepy, and Dopey.
The star cast will include Lesley Joseph as the Wicked Queen and Matt Slack as Muddles.
Joining them are Joe McElderry as The Spirit in the Mirror, Faye Brookes as Snow White, Doreen Tipton as The Lady in Waiting and Andrew Ryan as Nurse Nelly, plus dance group Flawless as The Wicked Queen’s Men.
They will be joined by Josh Bennett, George Coppen, Simeon Dyer, Craig Garner, Lee Hill, Jamie John and Blake Lisle as The Magnificent Seven.
Qdos Entertainment Managing Director, Michael Harrison said: “Without a doubt this is going to be one of the biggest pantomime line-ups in Hippodrome history.
“Not only do we have an array of fantastic comic actors, brilliant singers and jaw-dropping dancers – we’re also bringing the complete physical production to Birmingham direct from The London Palladium, along with an array of special effects and magic that will have audiences amazed.”
Birmingham Hippodrome Artistic Director and Chief Executive, Fiona Allan added: “Year after year we bring audiences in the West Midlands a spectacular pantomime with fun and fantasy for all the family.
“In our 120th anniversary year, our line-up continues the tradition of variety here at Birmingham Hippodrome – and what better way to celebrate than with such an array of headlining performers who are guaranteed to entertain all ages.”
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs plays at Birmingham Hippodrome between Saturday 21 December 2019 – Sunday 2 February 2020.