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NEWS: Two musical theatre juggernauts will arrive in Birmingham in 2020

Birmingham Hippodrome have announced that tickets will go on sale later this month for two blockbuster mega-musicals that arrive at the theatre in 2020.

The new UK tour of We Will Rock You plays at the Hurst Street venue from 20th April to 2nd May 2020 and Mamma Mia! will wow audiences two weeks later, from 12th May to 31st May. Tickets will go on sale to Hippodrome Friends and Patron members on 11th March, group bookings will be taken from 26th March and general sales begin on 2nd April.

Following triumphant UK theatre tours in both 2009 and 2011, and a 10th anniversary world arena tour in 2013, the smash hit Queen and Ben Elton musical, We Will Rock You returns to Birmingham in a reimagined production. Since 2002 over 15 million theatregoers in 17 countries have been thrilled by the awe-inspiring production, which showcases a number of Queen’s finest hits, including We Are The Champions, Radio Ga Ga, Bohemian Rhapsody and, of course, We Will Rock You. Producer, Phil McIntyre, said:

“We are really looking forward to bringing this true rock theatrical back to Birmingham Hippodrome. We had standing ovations night after night last time round, so we can’t wait to see that happen all over again. May the Rhapsody play on forever!”

The sensational feel-good musical Mamma Mia! will return to Birmingham Hippodrome as part of a UK Tour celebrating 20 years since the record-breaking production premiered in London. From West End to global phenomenon, Mamma Mia! is Judy Craymer’s ingenious vision of staging the story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs with a sunny, funny tale of a mother, a daughter and three possible dads unfolding on a Greek island idyll. To date, it has been seen by over 60 million people in 50 productions in 16 different languages. Fiona Allan, Artistic Director and Chief Executive at Birmingham Hippodrome said:

“The arrival of these two major musical juggernauts in 2020 continues Birmingham Hippodrome’s reputation for bringing the very best in theatre and live entertainment to Midlands audiences.

“Both We Will Rock You and MAMMA MIA! have enjoyed sell-out success here in previous years and I have no doubt that returning audience members, or those visiting for the very first time, will be up on their feet at the conclusion of these two blockbuster productions.”

For more information, or to buy your tickets when they're released, visit birminghamhippodrome.com or call 0844 338 5000.

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