Birmingham shall go to the ball this Christmas as the fairy godmother of all pantomimes officially arrived in the city today for the opening of Birmingham Hippodrome’s 2017-18 pantomime spectacular Cinderella, the most magical panto of them all!

Making her pantomime debut this year in the role of The Fairy Godmother, Wolverhampton-born actress, soul diva and west-end star Beverley Knight will be joined on stage by Strictly Come Dancing finalist Danny Mac, Birmingham panto favourite Matt Slack, pop princess Suzanne Shaw, comedy-favourites The Grumbleweeds and the most faaabulous wicked sisters in show-business, Ceri Dupree and David Dale as Voluptua and Verruca.

To celebrate Cinderella’s arrival in Birmingham, Midlands-born soul diva Beverley Knight joined co-stars Danny Mac (Prince Charming), Matt Slack (Buttons), Suzanne Shaw (Cinderella), Ceri Dupree and David Dale (The Wicked Sisters), The Grumbleweeds (The Broker’s Men) and Gary Watson (Dandini) for a fairytale-themed photo call set against the dazzling backdrop of the Cinderella set on Mon 18 Dec ahead of the show’s opening night.

Cinderella runs at Birmingham Hippodrome from Tues 19 Dec 2017 until Sun 28 Jan 2018.  Tickets from £15.50* can be booked on 0844 338 5000† or from