The Hackney Empire’s annual pantomime returns from the 20th November.

Casting has been confirmed for the Hackney Empire’s 2021 pantomime production of Jack and the Beanstalk, which will be co-directed and star Olivier-Award winner Clive Rowe and Hackney panto veteran Tony
Whittle.

The full principle casting for the production also includes: Kat B as Simple Simon, Zoe Curlett as
Fenella Fleshcreep, Julie Jupp as Fairy Fusia, Ellie Ruiz Rodriguez as Jill Higginbottom and
Rochelle Sherona as Jack Trot.

When happy-go-lucky Jack is tempted into selling his family’s beloved cow for a fistful of
magic beans, he finds himself tangled in an adventure of epic proportions! Join Jack on
his journey up an enchanted beanstalk as he tries to outwit a rampaging giant, all with
the help of his larger-than-life mum.

Talking about the news of the return of pantomime to the East End venue, Yamin Choudury, Artistic Director, and Jo Hemmant, Executive Director, from Hackney Empire said: “We are over the moon at the thought that panto will be happening at Hackney Empire this year. Seeing our beautiful theatre full of our wonderful audiences
and friends once again will be amazing. We look forward to welcoming you in true Hackney Empire style – Oh yes we do!”

Jack and the Beanstalk marks the 22nd pantomime to take place at the theatre and had originally been set to open December 2020.

Jack and the Beanstalk will play at the Hackney Empire from the 20th November until the 2nd January.