Heart’s FM’s Drivetime Show presenter Steve Denyer goes backstage on Hippodrome Heritage Open Day

Steve Denyer from Heart FM blogged about Open Heritage Day for Birmingham Hippodrome’s Blog birminghamhippodrome.wordpress.com

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sd.jpgSteve Denyer, Heart FM’s popular drivetime presenter was among the hundreds of people who came to our Hippodrome Heritage Open Day on Saturday 12 September. Here he writes about his experience.

From massive sell out productions like Disney’s The Lion King, to hosting Ken Dodd driving himself to the theatre and parking his Volvo Estate round the back before a one man show, Birmingham Hippodrome has seen it all!

I was lucky enough to enjoy a behind the scenes tour at one of the biggest theatres in the UK as part of it’s Hippodrome Heritage Open Day … and it didn’t disappoint. Here are just some of the things I learnt.

Birmingham Hippodrome opened in 1899 and was known then as the Tower of Varieties and Circus and used to be home to amazing and bizarrely risky animal shows, including elephants, baboons, lions, bears and horses (I’m not making…

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