Press & PR Photography – The Birmingham Hippodrome
It’s Panto Time Again..Oh no it isn’t….Oh yes it is!
I was at the Birmingham Hippodrome yesterday afternoon taking the official press pictures of the cast of Dick Whittington in an on-stage photo shoot moments before curtain-up for their first performance of the new panto season.
I have been providing press, pr and corporate photography for the Hippodrome over a number of years now. It is always an exciting moment seeing the latest pantomime take to the stage for the first time after having met and photographed the cast several months earlier.
The photography starts in the summer with a launch at the theatre featuring the principal characters in costume, there follows various photo calls with individual cast members or small groups until the big ensemble shot taken right before the first performance. There are more photo calls, publicity shots, and meet and greets throughout the run culminating in the Relaxed Performance at the end of January followed by the ‘Wrap Party’.
Hopefully I will get to see the whole show all the way through in one sitting this year, usually I’m working so I tend to only see bits and pieces as I pop in and out.
This year’s pantomime stars John Barrowman, Steve McFadden (aka Phil Mitchell from EastEnders), Jodie Prenger, Matt Slack (back for the fourth time a real Birmingham panto favorite) and The Krankies!!
‘Break a leg’ everyone!