Sat 17 Dec - Sun 29 Jan 2012 (ARCHIVED LISTING)
We came to see the panto in between Christmas and New Year and we had an absolutely fantastic time. Brian Conley was brilliant and for us was the star of the show. I am so glad he is doing the panto again this year at the Hippodrome,we will definitely be coming back.
Claire \\ 31/01/2012
came to see the panto on january 6th, it was a birthday suprise for gracie who was ten , Had a fab time the panto was amazin ,we have never been disapointed with any of the hippodromes performances.Thank you to every one involved that evening it made one little girls birthday extra special,
pauline long \\ 30/01/2012
We came to see Cinderella on the last night, and I have to say that it was the best Panto we have been to in years (and the Birmingham Hippodrome ALWAYS have the best panto). I hurt from laughing when we left. Brian Conley was completely brilliant as Buttons and I dont think I have cried laughing quite so much in my life. The Ugly sisters were the barberous best and the rest of the cast were a joy to watch. Oh, and the kids enjoyed it too!! We cannot wait for Robinson Crusoe next year!
Joanne \\ 30/01/2012
What a fantastic night! Moved into our first house in the day and what a superb way to de stress! Brian you are an awesome entertainer, thank you for tickling those funny bones that just havnt been used since 'dangerous Brian and Jurassic park' love to all the crew and cast. Will definatly be back next year! Nath
Nathan & April \\ 29/01/2012
Move aside Mr Barrowman, as the Hilarous Mr Conley has outshone you, what a performance and what a performer. Compared to last years debarcle with Miss Collins the Hippodrome Birmingham has got its self back on track with a first class show in Cinderella, never have I laughed so much everyone was brilliant truely brilliant.
E Evans \\ 29/01/2012
Saw pantomime today (for the second time in a fortnight), can't praise it highly enough! everyone contributed to a fantastic show, loved the romantic leads, the prince and Cinders were exactly what a fairytale couple should be (if only life were like that, sigh...) Dandini deserves a special mention, so does Linda Bellingham, such a warm and beautiful Fairy Godmother..and the horses..wow..brought a tear to the eye. But Brian Conley,GET THE MAN BACK ON T.V. NOW!!!When he said he couldn't get on tv because, he couldn't dance, ice skate etc.it said it all really. I think after the reaction of the audience both times I was there, it is time we had real talent on tele instead of (as my husband says) being entertained by the local bus queue!
Gail \\ 26/01/2012
What a show - this was my first ever panto and I am 51! I havent laughed so much for ages. Brian Conley is fabulous- he makes you forget the outside world whilst you are there. Fantastic production, all the cast and crews should be so proud of themselves for making so many people feel so happy. Long Live panto xxx
Sharon Sharpe \\ 26/01/2012
This was hysterically funny. I took my 6 year old sister to see it and we were both in stitches. Never been to a panto before but i think i will be booking tickets pretty early for the next one! well done guys!
Ashleigh Fisher \\ 25/01/2012
I came to see this last night 23/1/12
what an amazing preformance bringing back a lot of childhood memories for myself... my daughter was choosen to appear on stage with buttons which she loved emensley and the teddy that was preasented to her by the fairy god mother hasnt left her side thank you brian and lynda for making this moment so magical for my daughter its just ashame they dont have a professional photographer to capture these moments for use to purchase afterwards..... will definately be booking for next years
sarah lowe \\ 25/01/2012
I had the pleasure of watching Cinderella on 13th Jan, it was one of the best that i have seen, i haven't laughed so much in 1 night. All actors were fantastic and Brian Conley was amazing and has inspired me to book tickets to see Oliver and the panto this year. Our tickets were a birthday for my husband and i must say it was money well spent and excellent value for money. Three cheers to you all.
Linda \\ 23/01/2012
I visited to see the pantomine early January and loved it that much I booked again for 2 weeks later. I thought Brian Conely was amazing in it, he is so funny and also Linda Bellingham. Brian getting the children up at the end was always my favourite part as its not rehearsed but always really funny. The last thing was how amazing was Charlie the Horse,never seen anything like that before. We all really enjoyed it and will be booking for next year as well!!
Jackie - 23.1.2012 \\ 23/01/2012
Thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Took an 85 year year old who thought it was great. Took a visitor from Brazil who was as excited as a 6 year old all the way through as she had never seen anything like it. Highly recommend it to everyone. It was fantastic.
Julia Holmes \\ 23/01/2012
Took my 10 year old Son and we were both crying with laughter. Cast were brilliant, particularly Brian Conley.I had forgotten how funny he is! The horse and the motorbike were brilliant. Even before we had left the theatre my son asked if we could come again next year. Of course the answer is yes.
Claire \\ 23/01/2012
Went to see Cinderella last and i was crying with laughter all the way through best night out in a long time brilliant performance by Brian and Lynda
nigel venables \\ 22/01/2012
Absolute classic show if you have the January blues after xmas go to see this pantomime its laughter all the way Brian Conley as ever at his best & the beautiful stage effects its just wonderful thanks to all behind the scenes also who made this spectacular show happen.
Michael Redmond \\ 22/01/2012
Every year we travel from Leominster Herefordshie for the panto all have been excellent apart from last year, but this year was exeptional Brian Connelly is by far the star and leads everything snd the rest follow in the way he wants,we have been booked for next years panto again and have our usual seats in the stalls row A 12/13 how old are we 75 and 81 years old and no doubt next year has to be as good with Brian in the lead again you certainlyget the best the show was fabulous the coach and motor bike scenes are so unbelievable we older people realise how its donwe but children must be mesmorised
cannot say any more see you next year,just as matter of interestwe arebooked to see Oliver when Brian plays Fagan
John and Olive White \\ 22/01/2012
We came to see the production last Saturday 14 Jan - we were not disappointed. Brian Connelly is wonderful in it as he is in most of his performances. The props were amazing as were the costumes. We had a thoroughly enjoyable evening and would suggest if you haven't seen it yet you hurry up and get a ticket booked.
CAROL TURNER \\ 22/01/2012
Great venue, great panto and without doubt whilst all the cast played their part Brian Conley proved yet again why he is the most missed variety entertainer on TV absolutely crying with laughter brilliant, well done to the Hip for getting him back for next year.
John Coyle \\ 21/01/2012
Absolutely fantastic, we loved it all, especially the horses, real LOL panto!!!
Olivia \\ 21/01/2012
Me and my husband had a great night out at Cinderella. What a wonderful panto.Brian Conley has got to be the king of panto, he is so funny. I'd recommend this to anyone as a great night out. fantastic costumes, very colourful and sparkly. Loved the ugly sisters as well. The costume department must be so very talented. Will be booking up for next year.
jenny luckett \\ 20/01/2012
We have been to the panto at the hippodrome for many years, but we have to say that this surpassed all the others we have seen, the entire cast were supberb. Brian Conley made us laugh so much that my stomach hurt. Cant wait for this years show.
Frances Taylor \\ 20/01/2012
Just had to write to say the pantomime was absolutely brilliant. I have seen Brian Conley many times in panto now and like a previous comment WHY IS HE NOT ON THE TELLY ANY MORE, he should be he's a hugely talented man. Linda Bellingham was brilliant too. All of the singing voices were terrific, there was something in it for everybody, young and old! Terrific!
Jane B \\ 20/01/2012
This pantomime is absoluately brilliant. I went with a party of 10 people, ages ranging from 6 years to 62 years. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it and laughed the whole way through. Well worth the money. I have actually booked tickets for 2012 christmas pantomime already (Robinson Crusoe) cant wait.
Emma Linford \\ 20/01/2012
We've been taking our 2 grandchildren to the Hippodrome panto's for the past 6 years. This year's was fab as usual, Brian Conley hilarious, especially the sketch with the violin. We were in a Box this year , but wouldn't bother with a Box again as your view is a little restricted. Have already booked for 2013 !
Helen \\ 20/01/2012
Best Panto i've seen.Went with my mum and 5 year old son. Brian Connelly was fanastic, he made it great for young and old. Wish he was on tv more! Charlie the horse brought a tear to my eye. All the cast were excellent. 10 out of 10. Already booked to go next year, bonus that Brian is in that too! Thankyou Hippodrome for a great Panto. Shame you dont do it on DVD.
Toula Cross \\ 20/01/2012
We took our 6 and 8 year old grandchildren and it was absolutely fabulous. Something for all ages. My grandaughter cried when it finished. We were all up dancing at the end - can't wait for Robinson Crusoe!
Margaret Ryan \\ 20/01/2012
WOW. AMAZING. BRILLIANT. FUNNY.
My husband and I haven't been too well and if laughter was medicine, everyone should have a dose. Cannot wait until Robinson Crusoe. Thank you.
Irene Burden \\ 20/01/2012
We had a marvellous afternoon at the Hippodrome ... Cinderella was the best panto we have seen in years and we laughed and laughed until we were crying .... had to keep wiping our tear-covered specs! Brian Conley was just wonderful - we were just doubled up, and we loved the violin sketch and when he brought Debbie up on stage, and the four kids at the end. We have already booked up for Robinson Crusoe in December and also for BC's stint in Oliver in April. Can't wait for that! My husband had, I have to confess, never heard of BC before, but is now a huge fan! The whole panto crew worked so hard to give us all such a wonderful show - thanks so much. Simply superb entertainment for adults and kids alike!
Michele \\ 20/01/2012
Itook my 87 year old mother on Sunday 15th and we both thoroughly enjoyed it. Brian Conley was marvellous as usual, loved the other cast members too. I particularly loved the scene with Cinders Prince Charming and Buttons trying to sing a song sat on a wall. Lovely special effects too, especially at the end of the 1st act, spectacular! Only one thing though - has Basil Brush been having elocution lessons.....Sue and Irene Gormley
SUSAN GORMLEY \\ 20/01/2012
BEST AFTERNOON FOR LONG TIME
BRIAN CONLEY IS ONE OF THE BEST PANTO STARS. THE UGLY SISTER WAS VERY GOOD IN FACT THE WHOLE SHOW WAS GREAT
ROLL ON XMAS PANTO
kay \\ 20/01/2012
No need to take children, we book just to enjoy it ourselves. Brian Conley is fantastic and on that strength we have booked yet again for next year. Yes I know, already you're saying. It really IS that good with the subtle adult humour...... and yes, we shout out with the kids. Who cares it's panto!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jenny Chamberlain \\ 20/01/2012
This is the third year we have taken our granddaughter (now 7) to the Hippodrome around Christmas time. This was definitely the best. Brian was fantastic. His sense of timing is incredible and he is SO funny. We laughed from beginning to end and although we had never taken much notice of him in the past we will definitely book to see him again. The rest of the cast were great too, of course, but he really stole the show. Well done Birmingham Hippodrome.
Sarah Newman \\ 20/01/2012
The best night out we have had in ages, the whole show was BRILLIANT, special effects spectacular. Brian Conley fantastic as always and Linda Bellingham brilliant, laughed from start to finish. Can't wait for 2012 panto, our seats have been booked!! Love to see Linda in panto again of course with Brian.
Pat \\ 20/01/2012
The best panto ive seen for years & Brian conley was fantastic he also picked me from the crowd for part of the show altough my twin daughters where embarresed it made my night cant wait for next years panto booked already well done hippordrome XXX
CHRISSIE BRENNAN \\ 20/01/2012
It takes something truly fabulous for me to write a review, and this truly was. Took my two year daughter, her dad and both sets of grandparents. Everybody had a fantastic time, the magic trips were amazing. Can't wait for next year. A wonderful snow for all ages.
Tracy \\ 20/01/2012
We have been to the panto at the hippodrome for many years. But we can honestly say that this was by far the best one yet. The entire cast were superb. Brian Conley made me laugh so much that my stomach hurt. Cant wait for this years
Frances Taylor \\ 20/01/2012
I try to get to a panto every year and this is easily up there with the best I've seen.
Four of us aged between 47 and 52 went to Cinderella, I was the only one that had seen Brian Conley in panto before so kept telling the others how good he would be. However, even I didn't expect just how hilarious Brian (aided by the rest of the cast) would be and in the end all four of us had tears of laughter streaming down our faces.
Best bit for me was the scene with Buttons, Cinderella and the Prince on the wall, I really wish I could have got this on a DVD to watch when I might be feeling down as it was truly one of the funniest things I've seen.
I thought the ugly sisters were great and Basil Brush had some very funny lines but mr Conley was undoubtedly the star and is in his element on stage and interacting with the audience.
I've already booked to see him in Oliver and myself and his three new fans will definitely be back to see him again in Robinson Crusoe.
Well done and thank you to The Hippodrome and everybody involved in the panto itself.
Glenn Hawkins \\ 20/01/2012
Not been to a panto in years and thought it about time to take my daughter to her first....
The show was brilliant. Brian Conley had me actually crying with laughter!
My daughter loved it equally so thanks to the modern twist and song choices
Mirnerva Walters \\ 20/01/2012
Saw the pantomime on Thursday 12th & cannot heap enough praise on it. Brian Connolly is just superb & the rest of the cast aren't too bad either. Already booked seats for Robinson Crusoe next year... can't wait. If you haven't been to this years; you've missed a treat but you still have time!
Sue & David \\ 20/01/2012
Saw the Pantomime on Jan 10th as a birthday treat. All six of us in the party - young and old - had a great time. It's good to laugh. Cast were all brilliant, stage scenes were also excellent. It's been many years since we've been to a pantomime, but are definitely booking for next year.
TM \\ 20/01/2012
We came to see the panto on 7th January and had a fantastic time. All the cast were amazing, especially Brian Conley and Linda Bellingham. Spectacular costumes and scenery. Lots of surprises. I had bought my tickets for Robinson Crusoe before even seeing Cinderella so it was great news to learn the we would be seeing Brian Conley again. An excellent performer.
Jan Jukes \\ 20/01/2012
just to say we took our grandchildren they & us enjoyed every minute of of it verybody was/were excellent can wait for nexy year !!
thank you to Brian & ALL of the cast you were GREAT
Stewart Priddey \\ 20/01/2012
came to see the show on the 10th jan with my partner and our 8yr old son, it was hilarious, we never stopped laughing all the way through!! brian conley is amazing, he is so funny. after being poorly begining of the new year this was just the tonic i needed. fantastic show, fantastic cast.... well done to them all.
trina wardle \\ 20/01/2012
Went to see Cinderella last night. Went with my mum and left the kids at home!! Bad move as they would have loved it. Will definitely go next year to see Robinson Crusoe purely because Brian Conley is in it. He is just fantastic. Have not laughed so much in ages. He is also pretty gorgeous too!!! Brilliant show, all the cast were superb. They could all sing, dance and interact with the audience. Charlie was a real treat. Well done the Hippodrome for a fabulous show. Never write reviews but just had to share how good the pantomime was. If you haven't been yet grab your tickets quickly!!!
lulu connolly \\ 18/01/2012
brillant show ,best pantomine i have seen ,all the cast was good especially loved charlie the horse ,but the main star of the show was brian connelly, what a performer so funny just why isnt he on telly anymore ?????? I would reconmend this show to everyone xxxx
tracey \\ 17/01/2012
saw cinderella in december and thought it was fantastic...was so impressed went again last night and took my family who agreed its sooooo funny love brian connelly ...thanks bri for making me laugh so much !!!
carol \\ 15/01/2012
The show was fab, Buttons put on a great show. Cinderella was beautiful. The ugly sisters were funny. I couldnt stop laughing!!
Josh and Livie \\ 14/01/2012
What a truly magical pantomime. Brian conley is by far the best in pantomime. He really made mine and my childrens night. I was even more thrilled when my daughter was chosen to go up on stage with brian, my idea of a great family night out. Thanku to all for making it such a fabulous night. I would recommend everyone go and see this pantomime. We see it every year and it nevrr fails to impress us all. Will definately be back next year. Xxx
Tanya \\ 13/01/2012
First pantomime for a number of years. Ok I'm 41. But this was one of the best pantos' i've been to.
Top marks for everyone involved.
Russ \\ 13/01/2012
The show was great I couldn't believe my eyes.I really liked it when Basil Brush said boom boom kids.It was hilarious when Buttons brought Mrs Myers up on stage to dance with Buttons.The ugly sissters said it was rubbish.Near the end Cinderella danced with the prince. A great show!
Jayden and Dominic \\ 12/01/2012
Buttons was epic and Cindrella was amazing I really liked Basil Brush.Also the Step Sisters were excellent and the dancing was brilliant.The prince was fab.
Harry \\ 12/01/2012
Basil Brush Buttons and The Ugly Sisters were really funny. We liked the show.
weronika oliver \\ 12/01/2012
The show was fantastic.It was really talented and shone out. I really liked it when cinderella danced with the prince.I liked the costumes becuse they were colourful.I liked it when Buttons danced with a teaching assistant.Basil Brush was halarious.Buttons was funny.
ella and ryan \\ 12/01/2012
Buttons was hilarious. I liked it when Cinderella danced with the Prince.
Sania and Daniel \\ 12/01/2012
It was a brilliant show I love basil brush he was funny
ozzy and livie \\ 12/01/2012
Every thing was brillant! The costumes were amazing the way they sparkled. Basil Brush was louder than any one else! I loved Cinderella dancing with the Prince. The Sisters were fat and ugly their dreses looked horrid and bossy. Cinderella's costumes were sparkly. Buttons was very funny and a bit loud. I recommend you go to the show.
Harvey and Mahdiya \\ 12/01/2012
Buttons wus funny. Basil brush was fab. Cinderella wanted to go to the ball Cinderella married the prince.
james samreen \\ 12/01/2012
Went to the panto last night with friends - what a fantastic night, Brian Conley is excellent, so funny. The rest of the cast are brilliant too, lovely colourful costumes, and loved the ugly sisters dresses!!! Thank you to the cast,crew and the staff at the Hippodrome for a wonderful night, can't wait to see Brian in Oliver in April
Deborah \\ 12/01/2012
the show was fab. Basil Brush made me laugh boom boom!
Harry \\ 12/01/2012
It was amazing! THE SHOW WAS BOOOMBOOMTASTIC!
The Ugly Sisters wore fantastic costumes.
Max & Mack \\ 12/01/2012
The show fab! I loved it when cinderella came on.The ugly sisters were funny.
jasmine lily \\ 12/01/2012
The Ugly Stepsisters were really funny and Buttons was too. Cinderella was relly nice and kind and the fariy godmother was. I loved the prince beause he was relly funny to and he concentrated very well.The Ugly Stepsisters were relly funny. Go and see it its a great family show.
Katie and Charlie \\ 12/01/2012
The show was great! Buttons was really funny. I liked it when Buttons gave the Prince a wedgie! The Ugly Sisters were fat and they were very bossy. Cinderella was very pretty and helpful.
Harry & Nicole \\ 12/01/2012
The show was fab. Colourful costumes, lovely singing and dancing. Buttons was hilarious and Basil Brush was excellent. I liked it when Cinderella dance with the prince. The horses were also outstanding.
Sue and Gemma \\ 12/01/2012
A totally excellent pantomime!
We are 4 ladies of a certain age who let our hair down & reverted to our childhood again. Can't wait for the next one. Thanks a million to all concerned.
Iris Skinner \\ 12/01/2012
Fantastic afternoon Seen Brian Conley several times,came home and we booked for Robinson Crusoe next year
Maureen & Barbara 11/01/2012
Maureen Burke \\ 11/01/2012
Basil was brilliant. I loved Buttons on the motorbike.
Ben and Daniel \\ 10/01/2012
Cinderella you were very good.The horse was very good .Well done you lot .Buttons you were good.
Annabelle and Abi \\ 10/01/2012
I liked Cinderella and Buttons you were brilliant.
Ruth and Lucy \\ 10/01/2012
Brilliant show. Best one yet. Buttons rocks.
Edward and Freddie \\ 10/01/2012
I thought it was fabulous because the actors were really good.
samR \\ 10/01/2012
Brilliant pantomine. Brian Conely was hilarious.The sparkles were gleaming at us.I loved it when you kept knocking people over.BEST ONE EVER!
saihaan and charlie \\ 10/01/2012
I loved it so much. I liked the horse.
amy and tahsina \\ 10/01/2012
To Buttons - it was fun!
George and Harry \\ 10/01/2012
Buttons was great we liked him on the moterbike it was great.
We liked the flying horse.The show was fantastic.
Matthew and Samuel \\ 10/01/2012
I really liked Buttons. I liked Basil Brush.
Theo AND Jack \\ 10/01/2012
I liked Cinderella and Buttons you were fab and liked the Fairy Godmother.
Lucy and Ruth \\ 10/01/2012
Buttons is very fun. The Ugly Sisters are really silly and funny!!!!
Lizzie and Grace \\ 10/01/2012
Six of us went along on sunday with the solo group.It was so enjoyable that I feel compelled to say thank you to you all.
I have never wanted to add comments before, but really felt this show was ultra special, down to every last detail of the beautiful art work of the scenery and costumes.
It's so wonderful to just have an escapism from your life for a bit, to walk in and forget about your troubles.
My son is autistic, and I struggle to get him out anywhere, so for him to say that he really enjoyed it too is really quite unique.
Our family felt the whole cast did a fantastic job, and really brought the stage to life.The horses were truly majestic also.
I would like to thank Brian in particular, as we felt he really touched us with his words reminding us of the glory of children, the magic of Christmas, and the spirit of pantomine!God bless you Brian, you made us laugh so much, and brought a tear to our eyes.
We are coming back next Christmas to see Brian. This is the best pantomine we have ever seen as we felt Brian connected with the audience so genuinely. XX
Donna \\ 10/01/2012
Get Brian back on the TV and let's have some decent viewing. He is superbly talented and simply gorgeous. A wonderful evening and left feeling very energetic. Well done to one and all. x o x o x
Rebecca Farnworth \\ 10/01/2012
Well done Buttons was very funny. My favourite part was when looked up at cinderellas dress.
James and Reuben \\ 10/01/2012
Went to see Cinderella with my daughter (whws birthday it was she was 28) and we both throughly enjoyed it the show was absolutely brillient very funny and lovely costumes. All the cast were fab and funny.
Sue from warwick \\ 10/01/2012
Went to see Brian Connolly and Linda Bellingham in Cinderella just before christmas. We took our whole family. I must say we havent laughed that much in ages, it did us all the world of good. Brian connolly is so funny Im so glad he will be doing more pantomimes.. he is just made for them! The costumes and set were beautiful and there were lots of surprises and we were never bored for a minute! It truly made our christmas. Thankyou so much everyone!
Linda Russell \\ 09/01/2012
I saw the show yesterday and was overwhelmed by it's spectacular special effects , laughed so much my throat hurt from all the shouting, and laughing at Brian's jokes! The ugly sisters were great in their costumes , and the cast were fabulous! The staff of the theatre were so welcome and Sarah the young lady staff member standing at the front circle right door took the time while standing there to talk to me , and didnt mind it at all. Loved Stageside restaurant too and the staff in there were welcoming and pleasant. Best panto I had ever seen and was so magical!
Katie Fraser \\ 08/01/2012
Been to see cinderella tonight, it was fantastic! Brian conley was brilliant, made me and my family laugh throughout. Would defo recommend this to all. A great night out! Will see brian in oliver and in next years pantomime, he was that good. Well done.
charlotte b \\ 08/01/2012
what afantastic panto!
my daughter and i laughed so much. it was areally special day as it was my daughter 6th birthday and she was picked to go up on stage with Brian conley. it was truely wonderful and amazing, a birthday my daughter will never forget. and then to and to the excitement linda then came out and presented my daughter with a teddy. i would just like to say thankyou so much. we will never forget what a special panto cinderella was, it was the best panto from start to finish, can't wat for the next one.
Miss lisa warwick \\ 08/01/2012
Have just come home from watching Cinderella and it was THE MOST FANTASTIC PANTOMIME I'VE EVER SEEN!!! Brian Conley is a legend and so funny and the cast, costumes, lighting and stage were superb. Really was one of the most enjoyable times I've had, so much so I am booking tickets to see it again!
Jacqueline Guthrie \\ 08/01/2012
Had a fantastic time and the show was really spectacular much more than we both ever thought. Brian was so funny and what a fantastic entertainer. Well done to all the cast and crew definatley signing up for next years panto...well done Birmingham
Louise & Sharon \\ 08/01/2012
s oakley \\ 08/01/2012
Well, just the best THE BEST had such a good time reminded me when I was a kid. Brian Connely you are ACE. The whole panto was just to good to be true. SOOOOO much better than last year. Come back every year Mr Connely we love you here in Birmingham.
Chrissy Goundry and Wendy Kennedy \\ 07/01/2012
I visited on New Year's Eve with my wife and teenage children, and have done for several years - and this year was one of, if not the best ever! Whilst the whole production was very good, as usual, Brian Conley definitey carried the show. I had never seen Brian Conley before, and have to confess to being a bit sceptical before hand, but I am a convert. Brian was excellent in every way - jokes,acting,with the children on stage - and we can't wait to see hime again next year! May even book for Oliver now that Brian is in it!
It was also good to see a return to old fashioned pantomime; even our children said they preferred it, rather than some of the CGI in the past.
We all loved the horse - more of the same please?
We travel from Oxford, so proves how good the show and you venue is.
Michael Jones \\ 07/01/2012
Brian Conley brilliantly funny.
Lynda Bellingham great.
Kathryn Rooney a fantastic actress who should be on screen.
Cinderella, best panto so far.
Mary \\ 06/01/2012
FANTASTIC show and not just for children and families. I am a 40 year old and haven't seen a Panto since I was 6! My hubby treated me in to inspire my hat making and boy did I enjoy myself. I laughed so hard I got a stitch! Brian Conley was hilarious and the rest of the cast were superb! The costumes were wonderful(loved the ugly sisters so lady Ga Ga!) the effects were fantastic! But I must confess seeing Basil Brush made my day lol! "He's a puppet!!!" The whole evening was a wonderful night out the staff at the Hippodrome where very friendly and helpful. I cannot wait to return and will champion 'the Panto' to all my friends and family. "Oh no I won't Oh yes I will!!!" LOL
Kat \\ 06/01/2012
Took my two Grandsons (9 and 5) to see the panto on 5th January. A fantastic show - Brian Conley was brilliant and so good with the kids. I was surprised to see so many older couples in the audience. My elder grandsons said could you go again next year when it's Brian Conley again.
Linda Fowler \\ 06/01/2012
Went to see Cinderella with my husband, it was amazing, it was so funny not just for children but also for adults, the show was brilliant, a must see, one of the best shows I have ever seen.
Helen Horsfall \\ 06/01/2012
Came to see Brian and Linda in Cinderella on Boxing Day, Whole family had a great time we come every year because its good fun for all ages. We booked tickets for the next one on the way out. Glad Brian is doing the next one as well he is great. Just love the Hippodrome always have a great time from Ballet to Panto.
Louise \\ 06/01/2012
As usual a great show with the same high production standards that our family has come to expect over the many years that we have been. Brian Conley very funny and Lynda Bellingham a great foil.
Booked for next year already.
Martin Stevenson \\ 05/01/2012
Saw the show on christmas eve and what a joy it was. From start to finish Brian Conley and the rest of the cast were brilliant!! Bought tickets straight away for next year when he said he would be doing it again.Last years was a total disaster so glad the hippodrome is back to its best.
helen \\ 05/01/2012
BRILLIANT! Loved it and tons better than the year before.
I've never been a Brian Conley fan but I've been coverted as he was excellent
Rachael Mackwell \\ 05/01/2012
First time I have been to a pantomime in 52 years. Excellent, Brian Conley was hilarious,superb supporting cast. Will definitely be coming again next year,and will bring the grand children.
valerie waters \\ 05/01/2012
Been to see Cinderella today and maybe it should have been called the Brian Conley show! Without him, it would have been quite weak. The man oozes talent. He is brilliant.
The costumes were amazing and the 'special' things - motorbike and horses. BUT I thought Lynda Bellingham worked with a very weak script and is worthy of something better. Also one of the Ugly sisters was brilliant - the other ......weak! Pleased I have tickets to see Oliver with that wonderful man - BC!
Bron Gosling \\ 05/01/2012
My family and I went to see Cinderella on Friday 23 December in the evening. It was absolutely superb! We laughed all night and Brian Conley is just brilliant! What a talent! My husband commented about how hard Brian Conley works and is so lovely with the children he pulls out of the audience! All the cast were great but Brian really makes the show. We went to Bradford at New Year and went to the panto at the Alhambra. It paled into insignificance after the Birmingham production! Well done to everybody involved. We will definately be going again next year especially now we know Mr Conley is appearing again!!
Deb Hunter \\ 05/01/2012
We went to the opening night on 17th December and it's been the topic of conversation all over Christmas! A fantastic show - Brian Conley is a comedy genius. Loved the audience reaction at the "prize draw" - very good! Jokes and humour to suit all ages. Already booked to see Brian in Oliver! in April, and will be back for more panto in 2012. Thank you!
Cheryl Turner \\ 05/01/2012
What a fantastic show. We had an age range of 3 to 73 and there was something for everyone. Brian Conley was amazing but have to say the whole cast made the show. Thank you for a great family day out and one that we are going to repeat next year!
Stella Round \\ 05/01/2012
It was our usual pantomine outing on December 23rd with all the family to start of christmas. We thoroughly enjoyed the pantomine Brian Conley was great. The flying scenes were exciting, although we didnt much care for the scene involving the horse dont realy think this was something we would like to see in a pantomine again.
Lorraine Kitson \\ 04/01/2012
Went to see the show just before Christmas and thought it was brilliant. Brian Conley was excellent and totally stole the show. He was so funny, I think we laughed all the way through the show. Still talking about it now. Tickets already booked for next year - can't wait. Well done Brian.
Julie Sullivan \\ 04/01/2012
Have been coming to the panto for years but this must be the best and funniest production to date. Brian Conley is so so funny, the whole show was hilarious, the costumes, stage, music. Must say Brian is brilliant with the young children that come up on stage.
suzy \\ 04/01/2012
I went with my friends and we had a fantastic time we laughed all the way through
julie \\ 04/01/2012
Brillant - Brian Connelly was very funny ! Kids loved it to ! Booked for next year ! Keep up the good work Guys !
samantha haywood \\ 04/01/2012
We went to the opening matinee show on Saturday 17th - You have excelled this year - what a fantastically funny, well acted, professional, pure entertainment panto I have seen in years. From the special effects to the humour it was a awesome - same again later this year please. Well done team.
Margaret from Rugby \\ 04/01/2012
Brian Conley is absolutely the best performer. The whole cast and staff work so hard to produce the best Panto I have ever seen. My family and I have not laughed so much for so long and it made our Christmas and New Year, especially as I got to go on stage with Brian....PRICELESS. Have already booked my tickets for Robinson Crusoe and can't wait. Also seeing other shows this year including Oliver and Calender Girls. Thank you thank you thank you so much xxx
Wendy Killingworth \\ 04/01/2012
We came to the show with a party of 14 people, youngest being 4 years of age; mesmorized to see cinderella come to life, and the oldest being 73. We all laughed from start to finish, particularly at the wit and humour of Brian Conley, who was outstanding and supported by a brilliant cast. Looking forward to next year's production, thank you for giving us a good start to Christmas.
B A Long \\ 04/01/2012
I purchased the tickets for my son and his girlfriend from America, they had a wonderful time. She ha never seen a panto befor and enjoyed every minuet of it. Excellent.
Sonjia \\ 04/01/2012
FANTASTIC! That is the only way to describe this years panto 'Cinderella'. All the cast were amazing . I never stopped laughing. Booked for next year as soon as I came home. Well done to all cast and backstage time
Annette Richards \\ 04/01/2012
Really enjoyed the panto on the 30th Dec. We both had an amazing time. My daughter wanted to see Cinderella after we came earlier in the year to see we will rock you. Fantasic night! So funny!!!
Cath \\ 04/01/2012
Went to see Cinderella with work, supported people with special needs, liked it so much that i booked tickets to take my family.
We laughed from start to finish, the scene on the wall was hilarious
It has given me the bug and i will be seeing more shows at the Hippodrome, easy parking and plenty of places to eat before the show, great performance by all.
sharon \\ 04/01/2012
We go to the panto every year,its now part of our family tradition to go just before Christmas "22 Dec" as for us its the start of Christmas celebrations. We always have 8 seats usually front row in the circle but these days as my children are now grown up and they dont want to be in the front row in the stalls anymore as they feel that's best for the younger ones. Anyway it was one of the all time great Pantos. We all fully enjoyed it and Brian was fantastically funny, so funny we all laughed from beginning to end and in my opinion it somehow returned to how pantos were when I was a kid and how they were just more simple to follow and purely about laughter & fun without things like 3D. We all said that it was so good that we might book again to see it a second time and just enjoy the laughter from beginning to End.
Well done to all of the Cast and the B'ham Hippodrome for one of the greatest shows for years.
Brian & Family \\ 04/01/2012
Absolutely brilliant show! I haven't laughed so much in ages -even my teenage sons enjoyed it! Brian Conley was fantastic - can't wait to see him again. We haven't been to the theatre in ages, we even considered making the trip to London so see a show but was so glad we came to Birmingham instead.
Michelle \\ 04/01/2012
Superb panto - the best in 4 years. Brian Conley was brilliant, what a fabulous entertainer. We will definitely be seeing him in Robinson Crusoe nect year. The set design and costumes were fantastic. Congratulations to all involved!
Jayne \\ 04/01/2012
Took my 5 year old grandson to see his first ever Pantomime. Could not have chosen better if had tried. He was totally mesmerised by it all.Have always been fan of Brian Conley and was not disappointed. His performance is Buttons is superb; witty, funny, he kept the show interesting and entertaining from start to finish. Costumes and effects superb. Worth every penny. You are missing out, big time, if you dont go to see Cinderella 2011/2012 at Birmingham Hippodrome. Thanks Brian, you made a little boy very happy.( and a granny too..Boom...Boom)
Ann \\ 04/01/2012
Absolutely the best panto we have seen, and we've loved them all at the Hoppodrome over the last 5 years. Brian Conley has to be one of the best entertainers we have. His comedy timing is superb. Can't wait to see him in next year's panto. Would recommend it to people of all ages. Well done!
Mel Brown \\ 04/01/2012
I went along with my girlfriend and we are both 22, the pantomime was incredible, the humour was timeless and constant throughout, the performance felt as though it was personal to the audience for the night which is fantastic. I have passed on my thoughts to nearly everyone i have spoken to, GREAT SHOW, THANK YOU!
Adam \\ 04/01/2012
Great night for the family to see the annual pantomime at the Hippodrome. Looking forward to seeing Brian Conley and cast in his next two ventures with you. Let us have details when available.
terry smith \\ 04/01/2012
Brilliant best pantomine ever,Brian Conley and Linda Bellingham first class.
Laughing for days after.
Lesley Cummings \\ 04/01/2012
Absolutely fantastic, laughed from start to finish! My 5 year old daughter's 1st panto and she wants to go again! Thoroughly entertaining Brian Conley was perfect for the part of buttons, in fact all the cast were excellent. The highlight for my little girl was being taken on stage at the end, something she (and we) will never forget. Thankyou everyone involved in producing & performing a fantastic panto!
Shena \\ 04/01/2012
Bravo Birmingham Hipp! Thank you so much for a truly wonderful panto experience on New Year's Eve.
Entertaining from start to finish and heaps better than last year's. Beautiful costumes, fabulous gags, lots of unexpected extras and incredibly FUNNY! Brian Conley was, as ever, a very natural performer and how sweet having his daughter on stage. What little poppet!
Very much looking forward to next year's. xxx
Kathy H \\ 04/01/2012
Absolutley fantastic! Even hubby clapping,laughing and joining in with basil brush! Would recomend this as great family entertainment, my daughter's b/day and made the day by far!
Tracey Wilkins \\ 04/01/2012
Absolutely fantastic,costumes, set design,special effects - all amazing..What a treat after last year which in my personal opinion was a total disaster..Can't recommend this years 2011/12 enough, totally awesome.
Angela \\ 04/01/2012
Fantastic. Fantastic.Fantastic. Great way to see the year out in tears of pure laughter. Genuis!!
Rash \\ 03/01/2012
Fantastically entertaining,laugh a minute.
Brian Connolly is brilliant, and a great supporting cast.
Will be back this year, mainly because BC is there again.
mark \\ 03/01/2012
We went to he panto on the 20th dec and had a great time seen brian conley before in pantos and he was brilliant never stop laughing all night a really good night and well worth the money
Mrs J Sherlock \\ 03/01/2012
Brilliant show.A great start to Christmas.Have already booked for 2012 panto.
Anne Blyth \\ 03/01/2012
British Panto at it's very best! I laughed, booed, and boom boomed til I could boom boom no more. It was a real treat to watch Brian Conley - what a wonderful performer - loved Basil Brush going up in the elevator, Charlie the horse, and the slap stick routine from Cinders, the Prince and Buttons was simply brilliant. Thank you for making it a such a special New Years Eve x
Jayne \\ 03/01/2012
We came to see the panto on 30th Dec. Had a fantastic evening made all the better because of Brian Conley. He is completely and totally fantastic, I have
never laughed so much we miss him so much as he is not on the TV.
Susan Peevor \\ 03/01/2012
Had a fantastic time at Hippodrome. Laughed all the way through, Brian was brilliant and so funny, rest of the cast spectacular, costumes and scenery amazing. Booking earlier next year for better seats, can't wait.
Alison \\ 03/01/2012
We saw the show on 18.12.11 with our 2 girls aged 9 and 5 years and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. Having attended the pantomime at the Hippodrome for the last 4 years this was undoubtedly the best one. Brian Conley is absolutely hilarious and value for money. I'm so pleased he will be back in 2012. Was i the only one fooled by the 'draw for the prize T.V'!!!
Sarah \\ 03/01/2012
Best ever what a wonderfull afternoon, well done to all concerned. Brian Conley is a fantastic intertainer. look forward to christmas 2012
Hapy New Year.
JOHN BOUSFIELD \\ 03/01/2012
Best Panto we have seen, Brian Conley stole the show, laughed from start to finish. Already booked for next years Show.
Tony Perkins \\ 03/01/2012
Panto... Cinderella..I was there with my husband, daughter & son in law, and two grandaugter's on new years eve and we all had the most amazing time!!Brian Conley is simply amazing the funniest man on the circuit, will certainly book for next year. Thank you to all of the cast SUPERB
Patricia Isaacs \\ 03/01/2012
Saw Cinderella on christmas eve with my family, thoroughly enjoyed it the absoloute star was Brian Conley, so funny, cant wait for next year i beleive he is in it again, well done all of you at the Hippodrome
christine sidwells \\ 03/01/2012
Amazing thats all i can say! I have wanted to see Brain Conely for ages and low and behold i was not dissapionted. Went on 30th Dec with my husband and 2 girls 11 and 13, i laughed til my face hurt. Love love love that man already booked for next yr can't wait to see him again. Love you Mr Coneley xxx
Jan \\ 03/01/2012
went to see opening performance of cinderella and it was really good. Brian conley was really funny and we all had a really good laugh.the whole performance was good.
richard swain \\ 03/01/2012
Had a fantastic time at Cinderella! Brian Conley is excellent and able to make all laugh from young to old. Can't wait for Robinson Crusoe, my kids loved it :0
N A Byfield \\ 03/01/2012
Had a brilliant time on Boxing Day!! Even my 15 year old son enjoyed it. Brian was fantastic. The rest of the cast were great too! Can't wait for next year.
Joanna Taylor \\ 03/01/2012
WOW! We just adored the panto, what can I say? Brian Connolly is just superb, so funny. Long may dangerous Brian reign! THANK YOU BIRMINGHAM!!!!! X X X
Karen \\ 03/01/2012
We saw Cinderella on 18/12 and have not stopped recommending it!
It was a laugh a minute show from the first second! Suitable for all ages
Basil Brush brought back happy childhood memories
Andrea Taylor \\ 03/01/2012
Possibly the best panto we have ever seen. Oh yes it was!! The costumes were vibrant and exciting. It was excellently cast. BC was, as always, fantastic, and equally supported by LB and the other principal characters. No weak links in this panto chain. The cast all looked to be enjoying it and it flowed beautifully. I cant believe how quickly the time passed. Extremely funny, fabulously performed and a great time had by all! Thank you
The Shirley Family \\ 03/01/2012
Great Panto WE took our 5 year old Grandaughter she was in the magical world with Cinderella and she was amused tohear Gramps shouting Buttons and Boom Boom Basil Great panto Brian Conley is a great entertainer saw him a few years ago found him great then too as someone else said whatever age they cant help but love this Panto!! Well done
Margaret Kendall \\ 03/01/2012
WOW, what can I add, we have been coming on Christmas Eve for years and this has to be the best. Brian Conley, fantastic so funny, we are now booking to see him in Oliver cannot wait for that or next Christmas Eve.
Mary Hagon \\ 03/01/2012
What an amazing show! all the family realy enjoyed every second of it, i dont think i can top anything everyone else has said about Brian conley and cinderella, i would reccommend it again and again.
sue \\ 03/01/2012
Absolutely agree, brilliant! Brian Conley really funny and Linda Bellingham lived up to expectations. Really enjoyed it, can't wait til next year- leave out Basil Brush though.
jc \\ 03/01/2012
Very, very eceptional pantomime. The experience was phenominal.
Robert \\ 03/01/2012
Matt \\ 03/01/2012
A fantastic evening,we have seen Brian Conley several times in panto and he never ever disappoints,excellent show ,and we've already booked for Robinson Crusoe next year.
Jennifer Ellis \\ 03/01/2012
I make a point of never missing a panto that Brian Conley is in because he has to be the best in panto in the business. He's so funny and pitches his humour just right - he's funny for all ages - this years panto was brilliant yet again. Birmningham Hippodrome never fail to produce THE best panto in the Country
Jan \\ 03/01/2012
well i can only say what an amazing show. the best ever. we went on 31/12/2011 and it really made our new years eve the best. we thought we would be one of the few with no kids but there were a lot of people without kids,(we were the big kids that night).Brian you really know how to make a show work and get people laughing.we thought the cast worked really hard. thank you again for the perfect new years eve. Happy new year to everyone in the show.
Anna \\ 03/01/2012
Best pantomine I have seen. Funny so funny. Loved the wall routine!
Hazel Thomson \\ 03/01/2012
Brian Conley is just the best already booked for next year because Brian is in it well done birmingham hipp look forward to see whats on the rest of the year and keep hold of Brian
sue \\ 03/01/2012
This was the best entertainment of the year, I loved it my 4 year old daughter was singing, dancing, clapping and laughing out loud at every funny joke, Brian Conely was hilarious, and definitely the star of the show ! Will go back and see him again with the wife in tow as well !!!
Farrukh \\ 03/01/2012
What a wonderfully funny night out The Hippodrome always has the best panto in the Midlands.Brian Conley is superb as Buttons ,we never stopped laughing .Glad we have already booked up for next year.
Lynne Pitchford \\ 03/01/2012
If you want a good laugh, go and see Cinderella. The tears rolled down our faces...must remember to wear waterproof mascara next year! Although Brian Conley stole the show, Linda Bellingham was pretty good as the Fairy Godmother...and of course we mustn't forget Basil Brush, boom boom! Can't wait for Robinson Crusoe. Well done Birmingham Hippodrome!
Be's mum \\ 03/01/2012
Absolutly fantastic!!! Brian Conely was hilarious, so funny and overall a fantasic entertainer! Loved every minute of the show and can't wait to come back next year to see him again :)
Rachel \\ 03/01/2012
After living in the USA for the past 11 years, this was our first Christmas back in the UK! You cannot beat an English pantomime, it was fantastic, Brian Conley was just hilarious! My two teenagers not seeing a panto before loved it and were laughing the whole way through! We think the cast should come over to Detroit, Michigan and show the Americans how to put on a panto properly!
Sherborne Family \\ 03/01/2012
We all had a fantastic time watching cinderella Brian Conley was fantastic & very funny.My grandaughter Sophie went up on stage it really made her day & ours Thank you for a great day.
Mrs Janet Kimberley \\ 03/01/2012
Absolutely fantastic show! The children were glued to their seats and we laughed until the tears were running down our cheeks! Brian Conley, thank you for giving it 100% and more! The whole show was truly magical! Will be returning next year.
Lorraine \\ 03/01/2012
Took my family to see cinderella on tuesday 27th december. Absolutely fantastic production. So funny from start to finish... Brian Conley is so funny. My children aged from 16 to 24 years old.. relived there childhood. Thank you for a magical evening. The cast were fantastic. ~Well Done. A must see Panto
helen price \\ 03/01/2012
Absolutely fantastic show for all the family. My 4 year old cried when it ended, my 7 year old sang all the way home and I dont mind admitting I am now a little bit in love with Brian Conley. We loved it that much we are watching it again on 29th! Well done to all involved we would recommend it to anyone and we will be again next year!:)
Jacks \\ 02/01/2012
I have to agree with other reviews. The best pantomime I have seen in years. All the cast were good, but Brian Conley stole the show. Well done on a great production. Cant wait for next year.
suzanne \\ 02/01/2012
What a way to finish the year on, The cast were brilliant and Brian Conley was at his best.
We all had tears in our eyes with laughter from the start to the finish. Can't recommend it enough.
Ian \\ 01/01/2012
Hilarious, brilliant I laughed until my stomach hurt my husband and daughter  loved it too. Go and see it whether your 5 to 95 you will enjoy it - don't miss out. Also - i recommend the circle restaurant we have never used it before although have been to the theatre - the food was fabulous & the service second to none. We will be booking for robinson crusoe and the circle restaurant thank you very much, loved it.
Sam \\ 01/01/2012
fa.....bu.....lous!!!! i just love Brian Conley !!! You must go and see him in this panto ..the best ever
maria \\ 31/12/2011
this is the funniest panto i have EVER been to! Brian Conley was fantastic, he was the star of the show and interacted with all the audience..if you dont book them tickets and go watch this asap your missing out big time!
laura \\ 31/12/2011
Fantastic show from everyone, had my mum in tears of laughter during the wall scene
Special thanks to Conley for being a superb entertainer - he made the show a thousand times funnier and got the kids involved in a very sweet rendition of Ol' MacDonald.
Everyone else performed excellently and was a very entertaining experience for both children and adults!
Shaun D \\ 31/12/2011
I thought this pantomime was absolutely brilliant. Brian Conley's innuendo and jokes were the funniest I've seen and heard for ages. This was my probably 8th Xmas panto at the hip and by far the best
Thomas \\ 31/12/2011
Brian, Thanks for fronting a great show last night it was a really good production by all.Pass our Congratulations to your daughter who spoke very clearly and came over really well. We look forward to seeing you again early next year. Happy New Year
Mark Roberts \\ 31/12/2011
what an amazing show Cinderella was it was fantastic entertainment, thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish and absolutely topped off by my daughter gracie going on stage with brian conley thanks so much for a special night and memory for life xxx
craig egan \\ 30/12/2011
Went on 27th December. What an amazing show! Myself and my partner laughed from beginning to end. The entire cast were fantastic but I have to say that I've loved Brian Conley from being a child and once again he was truly excellent!!! This night was made so extra special as I ended up on stage with Brian. All my dreams came true and I still can't believe it happened (wish I'd got a photo). I was very nervous but like the star that he his, he totally guided me through it - Thank you to everyone involved in this production, we'll never forget it :-)
Beth and Dave \\ 30/12/2011
What a show, this was my son's first panto and he loved it. Brian Conley was hilarious, didnt think he could be any better than how he was in Hairspray, but he is..... Bring on December 2012...
Nicola \\ 29/12/2011
Wow! This panto was fab! 4 of us went (myself, hubbie, Mum and 11 year old son) and thoroughly enjoyed it. The cast was superb and Brian Conley so funny. I laughed all the way through and my son was up dancing at the end. Special effects were fantastic. If you are considering going do it! You won't be disappointed!
Helen \\ 29/12/2011
the show the cast all brilliant brian conley is superb laughed all way through only panto wanted to see again thanks for a brilliant funny evening
sylve \\ 28/12/2011
Went on 22nd December, what a fantastic show would recommend to everyone! Brian Conley is so so funny we did not stop laughing, and our daughter was asked to go on the stage at the end & I have to say that really made it magical, so glad she dressed up as a fairy that day too!! Thank you to Buttons for making a little girl (and her mummy's) dreams come true!! Really wonderful show, brilliant effects, cannot wait for 2012 panto.
Martina \\ 28/12/2011
First visit to panto on Boxing Day and what a fantastic night. Really funny show, appealing to all ages. Brian was as funny as he ever was and the entire cast were brilliant.
Couldn't recommend a visit enough, both to the show AND the Hippodrome. Super theatre.
Pete \\ 28/12/2011
Just got home from watching the show and booked for next year already. It was the best pantomine I have seen for years, just straight forward good fun for all the family. My daughhter was spellbound and even my husband had tears in his eyes. Brian Conley at his best!! A great show.
Louise \\ 28/12/2011
This has to be one of the best nights out EVA!!!, i non stopped laughed at Buttons- Brian Connelly, he was AMAZINGLY FUNNY - i nearly wet my pants !!!!! , everyone needs to see this it was more like a comedy night which was soooooo much better than the normal pantos we have seen - i even booked for next xmas eve while i was there !!!!- Buttons we love you !!!! very very funny keep it up !!!!
Suzanne Edwards \\ 27/12/2011
We (three adults) saw the Cinderella pantomime in Birmingham on Boxing Day and thoroughly enjoyed it. Over the years we have watched many pantomimes in Lincoln, Weston-Super-Mare, Cheltenham, Bristol and Milton Keynes but this one with Brian Conley was the best! It was well worth the drive from Cheltenham to Birminhgam to watch it, and we want to watch 2012/13 Christmas pantomime too as Brian Conley is so brilliant!
Kay, Cheltenham \\ 27/12/2011
Miss this show and miss out. Brain Conley is superb. We cannot wait for his return in Oliver and Robinson Crusoe next year!How lucky are we? Well done to everyone!
Ray and Emma Radford \\ 25/12/2011
Well done Hippodrome ~ Brian Conley an absolute star and made this panto ~ what a hoot. The laughs started for us on arrival as our six year old announced he couldn't wait to see Basil Brush "in the flesh" (bless!) No expense spared as so many lovely unexpected treats in this panto (no spoilers you can read on), lots of laugh out loud moments (Devil came down to Georgia had us all hysterical)and a very strong cast. The panto is part of our Christmas routine and this is the eigth one at the Hipp and possibly the best so far! Can't wait to see Brian as Fagan at Easter and well done on securing him for next years panto ~ fab-u-lous! Thanks xx
Tennants \\ 24/12/2011
Went to the pantomine on the 23rd dec what a fantastic performance by everyone especially brian connally didnt stop laughing absolutely fabulous very entertaing would recommend over and over cant wait for next year xxxx
debbie maguire \\ 24/12/2011
brian is brilliant as always, my daughter and I have watched him in several things dating back to 1986 this year we took my granddaughter she enjoyed it so much,we all never stopped laughing best pantomime we have ever seen.Congratulations to the whole cast.
glenda martin \\ 23/12/2011
Absolutely fantastic performance, better than any ordinary pantomime, all of the cast were fresh and entertaining and the laugh a minute performance was 2nd to non, really enjoyed it, worth every penny
Ryan \\ 22/12/2011
My family and I went to the opening performance of this panto. We laughed and clapped all the way through. One of the best times we have spent in a theatre. All of the cast were fantastic but Brian Conley was by far the best panto performer we have ever seen, although I must give a special mention to Lynda Bellingham.
I cannot recommend this panto highly enough!
looking forward to next year's already!
Linda Newman \\ 22/12/2011
It was an honour to be in the presence of greatness! Brian Conley makes the show what it is....superb!! thanks for a great night out, how do we book for Robinson Crusoe?
chris \\ 21/12/2011
This is the forth year of coming to the panto with my grandaughter really enjoyed it. Not happy one of the ugly sisters called me ugly and my grandaughter looked gutted when the other children went up on stage and not her maybe next year if you let me know how to go about it already booked for next year to make sure we get a good set I was the one in the gold top on sunday night had a great time though x x
jacqueline downing \\ 21/12/2011
Hurrah! Christmas has now begun! What an excellent pantomime. Every second is filled with colourful, lavish, no-expense-spared genius. Brian, the audience loves you! The cast make it look easy, but I know how hard you're working. True professionalism at its finest. Have a great Season!
F A RIchmond \\ 20/12/2011
I have never in my life seen such an amazing pantomime. It was truly magical from start to finish. I have done nothing but rave about it since I got home - so much so my 93 year old Gran has booked to go and see it too now. A 4 hour round trip for her so not something I would be wanting her to do unless I was sure she was going to enjoy it and enjoy it she will as will everyone else who goes. If you haven't booked then why on earth not?!
Katie \\ 20/12/2011
What a fantastic show! I would echo every comment about Brian Conley, he is a truly wonderful entertainer, his ad libs were so witty and his engagement with the children was lovely. Charlie the horse is absolutely fantastic, the show really lifted my spirits, there was such a lovely warm atmosphere created by Brian, thank you to The Hippodrome for booking him for next year!!
Gill Steventon \\ 20/12/2011
Absolutely fantastic panto, traditional with some twists, Brian Conley is fabulous, a truly outstanding performance. Excellent.
Alison \\ 19/12/2011
Sara Hill is by far the best dancer...she makes my inner cinderella come out...wow
Elliot \\ 19/12/2011
Went to see last night and thought it was wonderful - the best panto I have ever seen - amazing sets,fantastic costumes and great comedy - a feast for the eyes and ears! I really cannot recommend it enough.
Jenna Hoadley \\ 19/12/2011
been to opening of cinderella 17th to see brian and the gang, absolutley fantastic, laughed from start to finish... well done everyone, already booked for next year..
janet \\ 18/12/2011
Been to so many pantos over the last 6 years and this was simply the best! Back to humour, slapstick - no ice rinks, no 3d - some great effects that will surprise everyone but the audience are involved more and Brian leads the show like the absolutely fantastic all rounder he is! A rib tickling tradditional panto with some special bells on! Brilliant - - I'm still laughing!!!!
Jayne Hampton \\ 18/12/2011
Went to very first performance of Cinderella 17/12/11, this was one of the funniest shows Ive seen in ages, Brian Conley is absolutely brilliant, so funny, so versatile a British treasure. The whole of the cast were fantastic, lovely touches, Charlie the horse and the flying horse and motorbike. I could sit through it time and time again. Well done everyone involved. Cant wait for Robinson Crusoe next year.
Judy Moss \\ 18/12/2011
hilariously funny, great for kids and adults of all ages, a must see!!!
Katie \\ 18/12/2011
Just saw the show today. It was absolutely fantastic! Brian Conley is hilarious. Great way of introducing kids to the theatre.
The Kennedy's \\ 18/12/2011
fantastic, absolutely hysterical.
sarah \\ 18/12/2011
Been to see Cinderella today Sun 18th Dec, with my 2 girls aged 9 and 5. Brian Conley was hilarous, I dont think Ivee ever laughed so much the whole way through a panto. Was by far the best ever one weve seen at the Hippodrome and weve been the last 4 years. I would recommend this to all ages.
Louise Weston \\ 18/12/2011
Brilliant. Brian Connelly steals the show with an absolutely great performance. Nice that the panto has much less singing and dancing than others I have seen and more just good fun. A really good night.
Moira \\ 18/12/2011
Been today to see the first opening show. What a performance!! It was an amazing must see show! Brian was fantastic, funny, witty hilarious! Well done to ALL the cast on such a great show.
Ballie \\ 17/12/2011
i am in this years panto and its going amazingly! all the cast are wonderful
Ellieee \\ 14/12/2011
have been to see the christmas pantomime the past 4 years, this will be my 5th, the hippodrome has never let me down before and i cannot wait to see what this year brings!
Leanne Jayne \\ 21/11/2011
harry \\ 19/11/2011
Panto ..... is Christmas for me ... and the very talented Brian Conley i have followed for years .... saw him last year at panto in Cardiff ... and so this year he takes me to Birmingham! Come back to my hometown soon, Brian ..... Plymouth!
debbie lannigan \\ 14/11/2011
i have seen Brian Conley in Cinderella before and he is truly a genually funny and fantastic actor i am glad that he is in Cinderella again .
megan colwell \\ 03/05/2011
Brian Conley?! Yessss!!!!!
Saw him in Hairspray at the Hippodrome, fantastic entertainer! Hugely funny!!
Sam \\ 22/04/2011
Mr Conley has to be the best entertainer in Britain! He was hilarious in Cinderella last time at the Hippodrome, and amazing musical star in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, is there anything he can't do?! A performer that is out of this world! Glad he's returning back to Birmingham!
James \\ 19/04/2011