Aston Hippodrome Theatre

144 Potter's Lane,
Birmingham, B6 4UU

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hipplay on March 24, 2017 at 4:44 am

A lovely historical Theatre that should never have been demolished. I remember seeing the strip shows there. Terry “TobyJug” Cantor used to put on a different show every week. I saw Frankie Vaughn there when he first started. Yes, Larry Grayson worked there. I worked with him in the Midland working mens clubs but then he used his real name Billy Breen..Wonderful funny comedian. Danny La Rue also appeared there in a show called “Splinters” with Jimmy Slater a well known female impersonator. The Hippodrome sometimes held a talent show and I remember a young boy who always won because he would walk onto the stage with crutches and whistle “In A Monastery Garden” I often wondered if he really could walk without the crutches. I also saw “Jane” from the Daily Mirror with her dog “Fritz” A comedian named Stan Vann used to appear there. He looked like Larry from the 3 stooges and played a violin..Great memories

Mike_Blakemore on February 9, 2013 at 2:52 pm

Hi Robbie.. I have another one to put on. and I have a press picture of Laurel & Hardy. When I am in the mood I will be doing a item on “The Butterworth Circuit” It should have never been knocked dowm. The replacement building __________

Laurel & Hardy

Robbie25646 on February 9, 2013 at 2:08 pm

Mike Blakemore thank you for posting the panto advert It brought back many fond memories of a lovely old theatre.

CSWalczak on October 23, 2012 at 3:14 pm

This webpage includes some interior shots of the theatre when it was in use as a bingo club.

Mike_Blakemore on October 23, 2012 at 2:55 pm

@ Robbie25646 Have put a picture of a Panto Advert card

Robbie25646 on September 10, 2012 at 7:43 am

My uncle Walter Bates took me to see several of the “striptease” shows as as teenager an my parents too me to several pantomimes in the 1950’s also a friend of mine worked in the box-office for many years.Wonderful memories!