Hackney Empire’s annual pantomime returns from the 23rd November.

The Hackney Empire has announced further casting for its 2019 pantomime Dick Whittington and His Cat. Joining the previously announced Clive Rowe  as Sarah the Cook, the loveable Kat B as Vincent the Cat and the ever trusty Tony Whittle as Alderman Fitzwarren will be: Tarinn Callender as Dick Whittington, Annette McLaughlin as Queen Rat, Christina Tedders  as Alice Fitzwarren and Sue Kelvin as Fairy Bowbells.

In Jamaica, young Dick Whittington is boarding the Empire Windrush, chasing the dream of a new life in the gold-paved streets of glorious London. Little does he know, magic awaits him and his enchanted feline friend far across the ocean… He’ll embark on the adventure of a lifetime: reuniting with his Mum, fighting rodent royalty, meeting an eccentric fairy and winning the heart of his true love – all whilst trying to find fame and fortune.

Dick Whittington and His Cat marks the 21st pantomime from writer and Director Susie McKenna  with original music by Steven Edis. The rest of the creative team includes: design by Lotte Collett, musical direction by Mark Dickman, choreography by Richard Roe, lighting design by David Howe and sound design by Daniel Higgott.

Dick Whittington and His Cat will play at the Hackney Empire from the 23rd November until the 5th January 2020.

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