Putting on the glitz

Glam-tastic moments when 130 guests came together for musical celebration 

Join us on a throwback to when life was normal… ah yes, those were the days! And the order of the day was oodles of great street food and plenty of glam when Birmingham Hippodrome threw one of the city’s best parties to celebrate the award-winning musical Kinky Boots. The event – held before ‘lockdown’ and ‘social distancing’ had entered the everyday vernacular – was enjoyed by 130 guests. Living long in the memory was music from resident drag queen DJ Miss Penny and the MakeUp Central glitter station, which added some real pizzazz to proceedings. Sponsored by The Forum, the event raised more than £2,500 for Hippodrome Projects.


1 Toyan Thomas-Browne, Scarlet Gabriel, Fred Smiley, Kayi Ushe, Portia Harry, Daniel Conway

2 Amelia Ladbrook, Nicola Fleet-Milne, Jennie Green

3 Emma Herritty, Jayne Herritty

4 Jackie Kelly

5 Jo Smith, Miss Penny

6 Lawrence Barton, Miss Penny, David Nash, Peter James-Nash

7 Sian Moxon, Kayi Ushe, Jayne Higgins

8 Laura Smith, Ben Wooldridge, Amy Stutz

Photography by Vivienne Bailey