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Mon 14 - Sat 19 Mar 2011 (ARCHIVED LISTING)

FOOTLOOSE explodes onto the stage with classic ‘80s anthems including Holding Out For A Hero, Almost Paradise, Let’s Hear It For The Boy, and of course the title track, Footloose.
Life in small-town Bomont is peaceful – until City boy, Ren, arrives.  Breaking every taboo, Ren brings dance back to the heart of a town held back by the memory of a tragedy.  
Matt Willis, star of triple platinum selling pop band Busted and I’m A Celebrity winner, embarks on his first national theatre tour. Joining Matt is award winning actor Steven Pinder (Brookside, Doctors), who takes to the stage as Reverend Shaw Moore and star of the future Max Milner, who plays Ren, a role that launched the careers of Kevin Bacon following the iconic 1984 film and Derek Hough, who shot to fame in the musical production in 2006 and has since been crowned champion three times on hit US show Dancing with the Stars.
Based on the hit ‘80s movie (which also launched the career of Sarah Jessica Parker and John Lithgow), FOOTLOOSE has become a stage musical phenomenon.  From Broadway to the West End and touring across the UK, it is packed full of electrifying dance routines, guaranteed to get you to your feet.
Dancing is not a crime; to miss Footloose would be!

Tue - Fri Eves at 7.30pm and Sat Mat at 2.30pm


Mon Eve at 7.30pm and Wed Mat 2pm


Sat Eve at 7.30pm


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Circle Restaurant
Birmingham Hippodrome’s popular restaurant, situated on Middle Circle level of the theatre foyer, is the perfect venue for a matinee lunch or an evening dinner. Come a little earlier, meet up with friends and relax over good food and a chance to browse through the programme, just a short walk from your seats in the auditorium. Click below for more details, sample menus and online reservations.
 Dining at Circle


StageSide Bar & Restaurant
Just over the road from our stage door on Thorp Street, StageSide is our casual, brasserie style experience with a lively bar and quick service.  Ideal as a place to meet friends before or after your Hippodrome visit, you might even bump into cast members and musicians as it’s a popular post-show haunt.  Pop in for a coffee or a drink, or a tasty dish or two from our simple modern British menu, all at attractive prices.  You can also book Upstairs at StageSide for a private reception for up to 60 guests.
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 Eat and Drink at Stageside

Deli Bar
If you are short on time and looking for a quick and tasty bite to eat before the show, our newly opened Deli Bar offers the perfect solution. Situated on Front Circle Foyer, in front of our main entrance, the Deli Bar offers a selection of hot or cold dishes as well as a variety of delicious sandwiches, desserts, cakes and hot and cold drinks.

 Quick Bites at Deli Bar

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Mon 14 - Sat 19 Mar 2011 (ARCHIVED LISTING)


Absolutely fantastic! Highly recommended! Thanks for a fabulous night out
Grace \\ 16/03/2011
Absolutely brilliant show and very talented cast...Max Milner, Lorna Want and Giovanni Spano especially. Thank you to everyone involved :o)
Emma Preece \\ 16/03/2011
what an amazing show :) the cast were ALL brilliant and so full of energy and enthusiasim. Thoroughlly enjoyed it and want to see it again! well done to all involved and please come to cheltenham!
kerry \\ 16/03/2011
Welll done to all the cast Brilliant Show - definitely promotes a feel-good factor ! Good to see Matt Willis performing - impressed. Wonderful finale of high-octane dancing and singing.
CarolW \\ 16/03/2011
Having not seen the original film for over 20 years I was a bit rusty with the plot and didn’t know what to expect with the stage show of Footloose, but 5 minutes in, once I had familiarized myself with the characters I was pleasantly surprised. I instantly recognised Steven Pinder (Max Farnham from Brookside) who played the role of the Preacher who bans dancing. He displayed skills in putting on a convincing American accent and singing a couple of solo songs which I wouldn’t have expected. Matt Willis of Busted fame also made accomplished appearances in many scenes. The acting and choreography was amazing and the score brought memories of the 1980’s flooding back. The script was a fine balance of touching and funny scenes. The atmosphere in the theatre was so good that during the finale of a compilation of songs from the show, a mature lady well into her 70’s was literally jumping up and down and dancing with high kicks in the aisle! This demonstrated the wide range in appeal of the ages present, as the range in the audience was 7 – 87! Footloose is recommended for anyone who wants an uplifting, fun experience.
Karen Hill \\ 16/03/2011
Saw Footloose today at Birmingham Hippodrome. Loved it. Lots of very energetic dancing, quite balletic in places, Very loud too so I couldnt quite make out all the words to the songs but it didnt really matter. Liked the scene where "I need a Hero" is sung, 5 young men reminiscent of YMCA by Village people, dressed as heroes. Man in sailor suit showing his bare chest, and fireman without his shirt on. Reminded me of Whistle down the Wind and Joseph in places , was also quite emotional and a few tears sprung into my eyes. A most enthusiastic fabulous cast. Quite fancy seeing it again.
Lynda Robinson  \\ 16/03/2011
Went to see this last night (Monday) it was fantastic must admit it was my husbands choice so wasn't sure when booked. However it was fantastic the actress who plays rusty is amazing must see.
Helen hodgson \\ 15/03/2011

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Monday Evening & Wednesday Matinee
Price bands                           A             B           C
• 10+                                  £23.50   £20.00   £17.00
• 20+                                  £22.50   £19.00   £16.00
• 35+  (1 free)                   £21.50   £18.00   £15.00

Tuesday-Friday Evenings & Saturday Matinee
Price bands                           A             B           C
• 10+                                  £28.50   £24.00   £21.00
• 20+                                  £27.50   £23.00   £20.00
• 35+  (1 free)                   £26.50   £22.00   £19.00

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