Earlier this week stars of Birmingham Hippodrome’s high-flying pantomime adventure, Peter Pan arrived at the theatre for a first glimpse at the festive family spectacular coming this December. Jimmy Osmond, who last performed at Town Hall in 2016, posed in full costume alongside co-stars Meera Syal, Matt Slack and Union J's Jaymi Hensley ahead of the swashbuckling production sailing into Birmingham from Wednesday 19 December.
In a career that has spanned four decades, Jimmy Osmond is the youngest member of The Osmonds, the American family music group who dominated the music industry in the 1970s. With hits including One Bad Apple, Crazy Horses and Love Me for a Reason. Jimmy also became the Guinness Book of Records’ youngest ever artist to achieve a UK number one single Long Haired Lover from Liverpool. As a solo artist Jimmy has received six gold records, one platinum record and two gold albums.
I know Birmingham very well. I know where Greggs is and the Bullring. Last time I was here I stayed at the Mailbox and walked everywhere. Maybe I’m shallow, but I like shopping and doing touristy things! It’s a beautiful city and it’s so cosmopolitan. I love all the blended cultures, it’s so cool.Jimmy Osmond
Jimmy has appeared on several UK television shows including I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!, All Star Family Fortunes, Celebrity Come Dine with Me, Popstar to Operastar and was a finalist in last year’s Celebrity Masterchef. In addition to television work Jimmy has starred in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, tours of Chicago (including at the Hippodrome), Boogie Nights and Jimmy Osmond’s American Jukebox Show and various pantomimes across the UK.
Jimmy brought the Andy Williams Christmas Extravaganza starring The Osmonds to Birmingham Town Hall in 2016, and performed at Symphony Hall in 2012 with his brothers Wayne, Jay and Merrill as part of The Osmonds: Up Close and Personal – The Last Ever Tour. He will star as Neverland’s nastiest resident, the crocodile-fearing, Peter Pan-despising, left-hand-lacking Captain Hook.
Packed to the crows-nest with laugh-out-loud comedy, spectacular special effects, music, action and, audiences shouldn’t leave it any longer to hook tickets to Birmingham’s high-flying pantomime adventure.