Here at Birmingham Hippodrome we would like to send a big congratulations to some of our friends and creative partners who have been recognised in the Queen’s birthday honours list.

Firstly, Welsh National Opera’s Artistic Director, David Pountney has been made a Knight after being made a CBE in 1994. His new production of Les vêpres siciliennes comes to the Hippodrome main stage in May 2020.

Nick Thomas, Chairman of Qdos Entertainment who present Birmingham Hippodrome’s spectacular annual pantomimes has been made an MBE. Nick has been a part of Qdos since 1982 and has since led the teams which have built one of the largest privately owned entertainment companies in the UK. This year, Qdos will present Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs starring Lesley Joseph, Matt Slack, Joe McElderry, Faye Brookes and Flawless.

Last but not least, Choreographer and Artistic Director of ZooNation, Kate Prince has been made an MBE for services to dance. Next year Kate Prince will choreograph a new production set to the iconic hits of 17-time Grammy Award-winning artist Sting, including Roxanne, Every Breath You Take, Walking on the Moon, Fields of Gold, Englishman In New York and Shape of My Heart. Message In A Bottle will come to Birmingham Hippodrome in April 2020.

From all of us at Birmingham Hippodrome, congratulations.