Hippodrome Ladies Puttin’ on the Ritz

Anniversary event dances back to the days of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers

Leading Ladies tipped their hats to Charlotte Gooch and Alan Burkitt, stars of the musical Top Hat at Birmingham Hippodrome. BBC presenter Joanne Malin quizzed the duo while guests tucked into an anniversary Top Hat cake created by CakeModa baker, Michael Weston. Styling was by AVA Event Styling with props supplied by Rubix Dance. A prize draw was supported by Chung Ying Central, Creative Shift, Everyman Cinema Mailbox, Genting Casino Chinatown, Little A Florist and Highfield Wellness and Beauty. Proceeds went to Hippodrome Plus.


  1. Laura Smith, Aine Gallagher, Beth Rose
  2. Lucy Fairclough, Louise Arnold, Lisa Orton
  3. Janine Barnes, Cath Taylor
  4. Angela Yip, Bridget Blow, Philippa Pickavance, Jilly Cosgrove
  5. Michael Weston, Joanne Malin
  6. Marta Kochanek, Jilly Cosgrove, Charlotte Gooch, Hayley Cooke, Carole Summers, Julie Eden, Alan Burkitt
  7. Cosette Wright, Rebecca Simkiss, Amelia Ladbrook
  8. Charlotte Gooch, Barbara Gibson, Amy Maclean, Alan Burkitt
Photography by Vivienne Bailey