Articles

The theatre’s articles collection contains scrapbooks of clippings collated from the 1980s to the early 2000s.

Before the theatre opened, local journalists took a tour of the building and wondered what the future held for this new entertainment venture.

Articles from magazines, journals and newspapers uncover a wealth of information and commentary not only about the theatre environment but the social history and attitudes of the time.

The theatre’s collection contains scrapbooks of clippings collated from the 1980s to the early 2000s. A frequent author of these articles was ‘Mr Showbiz’, Birmingham theatre critic Fred Norris. Fred first reviewed shows at Birmingham Hippodrome in the days of twice nightly variety and had his own favourite seat in the auditorium.