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Image: The cast of Golidlocks and the Three Bears. Photo by Simon Hadley

This week, the cast of Goldilocks and the Three Bears came together for the first time in costume to launch this year’s Hippodrome pantomime, which runs from Saturday 18 December 2021 – Sunday 30 January 2022.

This year’s spectacular festive show will be the first pantomime back in the Hippodrome since the venue recently reopened after almost 18 months of closure and will also mark Jason Donovan’s panto debut.

Alongside Jason who will be playing the Evil Ringmaster – and Matt Slack as Ringmaster will be Doreen Tipton as Doreen the Lion Tamer, Andrew Ryan as Dame Betty Barnum, Alexia McIntosh as Candy Floss and Samantha Dorrance as Goldilocks.

The UK’s biggest regional panto follows Dame Betty Barnum and her daughter Goldilocks, who are battling to save their Big Top circus from the Evil Ringmaster who is intent on stealing their three loveable bears and leaving them in ruin.

Alongside the headline cast, the Hippodrome have also revealed a spectacular line-up of circus acts including the magnificent magician Phil Hitchcock, awe-inspiring motorcycle act Peter Pavlov and The Globe of Speed, the Death-Defying Gemini Sisters and international circus artist Pierre Marchand. Goldilocks and the Three Bears is the first circus-themed pantomime at the Hippodrome for 24 years and includes the set and production values of the sell-out London Palladium pantomime in 2019, alongside lots of new material created especially for the Birmingham cast and audience.


Goldilocks and the Three Bears runs at Birmingham Hippodrome Saturday 18 December 2021 – Sunday 30 January 2022. To book visit or call 0844 338 5000 (4.5p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge).