Hippodrome ladies at Opus

Hippodrome Leading Ladies get off to a fund-raising flier at Bar Opus

Birmingham Hippodrome Leading Ladies opened their 2015-2016 season at Bar Opus at an event hosted by Opus group managing director and Hippodrome Theatre Trustee, Ann Tonks. Top city designer Suzanne Barnes, whose practice SBDP is behind the design inspiration of the Opus venues, shared her experiences of more than 20 years as a business owner. Ann Tonks gave a similar insight into the changing face of the city’s hospitality sector. The event raised £1,800 for Hippodrome Creative, the newly named education, access and outdoor programme at the theatre.

Photography by Vivienne Bailey


  1. Irene Allan, Ann Tonks, Suzanne Barnes
  2. Victoria Duddles, Raj Holness, Julie Stepney
  3. Gaynor Powell, Amanda Headland, Alex Brady, Cosette Wright
  4. Rachel Hill, Ruth Dickin
  5. Nicola Fleet-Milne, Kirsty Organ
  6. Natalie Merrix, Hanna Callis, Lisa O’Keefe, Jessica Leo
  7. Beth Rose, Melissa Roe, Faye Shipley
  8. Amy Grzegorzek, Amanda Plester, Jayne O’Malley
  9. Jayne Bradley, Victoria Khandker, Tessa Rhodes