Musical theatre returns to the second city as Birmingham Hippodrome announces three new productions

Theatre fans will start to see a return to normality after Birmingham Hippodrome announced a trio of new productions, which hit their stage from Autumn 2021.

Get ready to pack up your wigs, heels and all the glitter you can find, because Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is set to drive into Birmingham from Monday 30 August to Saturday 4 September.

Based on the Oscar-winning movie, Priscilla is the hilarious and heart-warming adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus bound for the Outback to put on the show of a lifetime. Two worlds collide on this fabulous journey of self-discovery and friendship, and along the way our trio discover the true power of love, acceptance, and sass!

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert returns to the Hippodrome stage in August.

This show-stopping musical features spectacular dance routines, a dazzling array of eye-popping costumes, and a sing-a-long soundtrack full of your favourite dance-floor classics, including, Hot Stuff, It’s Raining Men and I Will Survive.

Seating for this production is currently based on a socially-distanced model, however this may change depending on Government guidance closer to the performance date.

One of the country’s most beloved musicals, Blood Brothers will also return to Birmingham this November. Written by Willy Russell, the show tells the captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with fateful consequences.

Few musicals have received quite such acclaim as the multi-award-winning Blood Brothers. with Bill Kenwright’s production surpassing 10,000 performances in London’s West End, one of only three musicals ever to achieve that milestone.

Blood Brothers arrives back in Birmingham in November. 

Looking forward to 2022, Chichester Festival Theatre’s Olivier Award-nominated production of Singin’ in the Rain will bring 14,000 litres of water to the stage at every performance from Monday 6 to Saturday 11 June 2022. Jonathan Church’s critically acclaimed production transports audiences back to the glamour of Hollywood during the roaring 20s where silent movie star Don Lockwood has it all, a string of hit films and a studio-engineered romance with the most beautiful actress in town. What Don doesn’t know is that the silver screen is about to find its voice, and a chance meeting with a talented young chorus girl set to steal his heart promises to change both Don, and Hollywood, forever.

Tickets for Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Blood Brothers and Singin’ in the Rain are now on sale to Birmingham Hippodrome Friends and Patron scheme members. Tickets go on general sale at 11am on Tuesday 13 April 2021 at


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