100th Birthday Gala Performance

  • Opening Night: 09 October 1999
  • Performance: 09 October 1999
  • Genre: Gala

Royal Ballet Sinfonia
Ed Doolan
‘My Fair Lady’ – Niklas Andersson, Joanna Ampil
‘The Nutcracker’ Excerpts – Birmingham Royal Ballet
Don Maclean
100 Years in Musicals – Birmingham and Midland Operatic Society / BMOS Youth Theatre
Llewella Bailey introduces ‘King Joe’ – with Pupils from Longwill Primary School for Profoundly Deaf Sign Language Users and with Peter Plant (Head Teacher) and Miss Sarah Bentley
Welsh National Opera- Excerpts from ‘La Boheme’
Mrs. Frances Savage of Solihull (Grand-daughter of James Draysey, who with his brother Henry built and opened the Hippodrome on 09 October 1899, will cut the Hippodrome’s 100th Birthday Cake
Oh, No It Isn’t! – A Celebration of Hippodrome Pantomimes with Colette Bibby, Nigel Ellacott, Lee Keen, Jonathan Kiley, Jodie Michaels, Vicki Michelle, Peter Robbins, Keith Simmons, Maurice Thorogood
David Bintley, Artistic Director of Birmingham Royal Ballet, introduces
‘The Nutcracker Sweeties’ with Rachel Peppin, Michael O’Hare, Timothy Cross
‘The Shakespeare Suite’ – Romeo and Juliet: Andrew Murphy, Leticia Muller / A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Ambra Vallo, David Justin
‘Noah’ – Peterbrook School and Hearing Impaired Unit / Signing Choir
Malcolm Stent’s ‘Go and Play Up Your Own End’ with David Danson, Martin Davies, Tracy Gardiner, Karen Heard, Steve Kray, Don Maclean, Paul Millard, Lorraine O’Leary, Aisling O’Reilly, Emma Powers, Robert Smith, Malcolm Stent, Jason Summerfield, Annie Witton
(Originally previewed in 1998, this nostalgic Birmingham musical play was presented
at the Hippodrome earlier this year to capacity audiences)
‘You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet’ – Brian Conley with The Rooney Sisters, Helen McNee, Julie Armstrong, Alison Carter
‘The Last Night of the World’ from ‘Miss Saigon’ with Joanna Ampil and Niklas Andersson
Birmingham Royal Ballet – Excerpts from Act III of ‘The Sleeping Beauty’