Backstage at Hippodrome

Behind-the-scenes tour reveals secrets of how smash-hit production takes the stage

Leading Ladies at Birmingham Hippodrome stepped behind the curtains to explore the set of pantomime smash-hit Jack and the Beanstalk for the popular network’s first event of 2015. Guests were put firmly in the spotlight as they stood on the theatre’s magnificent stage during the backstage tour led by the Hippodrome’s technical manager Barry Hope. Among guests were Leading Ladies new associate sponsor Highfield Wellness and Beauty who donated a fabulous prize which helped contribute to the £500 raised on the night for Hippodrome Plus.


1 Charlotte Perry

2 Laura Hannon, Xenia Karayiannis, Natalie Murison, Fiona Alexander, Laura Dudley, Laura Smith, Beth Rose

3 Jean Templeton, Elaine Elkington

4 Jennie Dale, Michelle Ward, Lucy Sissons

5 Janet Chance

6 Lesley Wilde, Sarah Riding

7 Emma Jakhu

8 Louise Hodson, Sharon Yapp

Photography by Chris Barrow