I am very excited to announce that I have officially become a blogger for the Birmingham Hippodrome. I am currently a musical theatre student at a performing arts college in Birmingham and I am hoping to go to university next year to study journalism. I came across this fantastic opportunity to combine both of my passions, writing and theatre, and become a blogger for the Hippodrome. Therefore I applied, had an interview and last week I found out that I was chosen to become a “First Night” blogger.

The Hippodrome have a fantastic scheme called “First Night” where anyone between the ages of 16-23 can sign up for free and see many shows at the Hippodrome for either £5 or at a heavily discounted rate. This is an incredible scheme that enables young people to visit the theatre without the expense. Before I became a blogger for the Hippodrome I used to use the First Night scheme a lot, particularly for seeing musicals and ballet. However now I get the opportunity to see numerous shows on press night and write about them here on my blog. Click here to have a look at all the shows currently on offer for “First Night” members.

I’ve recently redesigned the whole of my blog and at the top you will see a tab for the Hippodrome where I will archive all of my reviews of the shows. I am a huge theatre devotee so I am extremely grateful to be able to be part of such a brilliant scheme and write for a theatre that I have been going to since I was a little girl.

If you’d like to follow my twitter and the Hippodrome’s official twitter you’ll be able to get the latest news of all the shows and events. I am lucky enough to be blogging alongside the ambassador of the scheme Heather Kincaid and my new fellow blogger Rebecca Gibson and I think we are going to make the perfect team. You can find the links to their blogs below.

I’ll be frequently writing on my blog about a variety of topics, I’ll continue with my normal style of writing which will be found under the “writing” tab. However obviously I’ll be introducing a lot of theatre reviews for the site and even some lifestyle posts about anything from travel to big events in my life. Overall I am hoping to kick-start my career in journalism with the help of this fantastic opportunity.

In only a few weeks I will be attending my first show so watch this space for all the latest news and reviews.

Official Hippodrome blog

Heather Kincaid’s blog

Rebecca Gibson’s blog

“First Night” at the Hippodrome


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