Big names coming to Birmingham theatre

Jennifer Saunders announced for Sister Act at Birmingham Hippodrome.

Birmingham Hippodrome have announced star names for two spectacular shows in their autumn 2021 season.

Strictly Ballroom The Musical starring Strictly Come Dancing legend Kevin Clifton will run for one week only in October, and Sister Act, starring Jennifer Saunders will run for two weeks in November.

Both shows had been previously announced as part of the Hippodrome’s 2021 programme, but were rescheduled due to the theatres closure for live performance from March 2020.

Chris Sudworth, Director of Artistic Programme at Birmingham Hippodrome, said: “We are delighted to share the phenomenal casting news for two brilliant shows next autumn. We know our audiences have missed the joy of a big musical in our auditorium as much as we have this year. Both productions are guaranteed to lift everyone’s spirits.”

Strictly Ballroom The Musical had been due to visit Birmingham Hippodrome in May 2021 and will now join the autumn season line up. Kevin Clifton said: “I’m really delighted that the Strictly Ballroom tour has been rescheduled for autumn 2021. It’s my all-time favourite film and Scott Hastings is my dream role, so I can’t wait to bring this musical to theatres across the UK next year. In the meantime, please stay safe and keep well everyone.”

Jennifer Saunders will take on the role of Mother Superior in Sister Act, joining the previously announced Brenda Edwards as Delores. Based on the iconic movie, this sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, sisterhood and music tells the hilarious story of the disco diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a murder. Under protective custody she is hidden in the one place she won’t be found – a convent! Disguised as a nun and under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own.

Tickets for both can be booked by visiting or by calling 0844 338 5000.