NEWS: Hackney Empire Announce 2022 Pantomime

The theatre has confirmed this year’s pantomime will be a production of Mother Goose. To mark the 120th anniversary, the Hackney Empire will present Mother Goose as its 2022 pantomine which itself was performed 120 years ago. It will play at the theatre from the 19th November until the 31st December. Tickets are on sale… Read More

Interview With…Rochelle Sherona

Rochelle chatted to us about starring in the Hackney Empire’s upcoming production of Jack and the Beanstalk as Jack Trot. Hi, how does it feel to be part of this year’s pantomime? It feels incredible to be playing such a great role and working with so many talented people, I feel incredibly lucky. What do… Read More

NEWS: Casting Announced for World Premiere of Vanara – The Legend

The musical will make its stage debut at the Hackney Empire from the 22nd to the 31st October. Casting has been announced for the upcoming stage premiere of Vanara The Legend, which heads to the Hackney Empire next month following on from its workshop performances and concept album. The production is set to include: Matthew… Read More

NEWS: Casting Announced for Hackney Empire’s Jack and the Beanstalk

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 TonyWhittle. The full principle casting for the production also includes: Kat B as Simple Simon,… Read More

NEWS: World Premiere of New Musical Vanara Announced

The new musical is set to begin performances at the Hackney Empire this October. Following two workshop performances and a concept album, it has been confirmed that Vanara will receive its world premiere at the Hackney Empire before embarking on a UK tour in 2022. Featuring a score by Gianluca Cucchiara and lyrics by Andrew… Read More

NEWS: Hackney Empire, Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch and Theatre Royal Stratford East Postpone 2020 Pantomime

It has been confirmed that due to the ongoing pandemic the four theatres will not be producing their annual pantomimes. Due to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding when theatres might be able to safely reopen Hackney Empire, Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch and Theatre Royal Stratford East have announced the postponement of their pantomimes until… Read More

NEWS: Further Casting Announced for Dick Whittington and His Cat at the Hackney Empire

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,… Read More

NEWS: Hackney Empire Announce Dick Whittington and His Cat for 2019 Pantomime

This new adaptation of the pantomime will run at the Hackney Empire from the 23rd November until the 5th January 2020. The Hackney Empire has confirmed that its 2019 pantomime will be Dick Whittington and His Cat, written and directed by Susie McKenna. Last staged at the theatre in 2012, the classic pantomime story will… Read More

Quick Fire Questions With…Julie Yammanee

The actress chatted to Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon about making her Hackney Empire debut in the 20th anniversary pantomime at the theatre.  Thanks so much for talking to me. What can audiences expect from the Hackney Empire’s production of Aladdin? They can expect the unexpected. Ethnic joy full of comedy and drama, dance routines, the… Read More

NEWS: Full Casting Announced for Hackney Empire’s 20th anniversary Pantomime

Full casting has been confirmed for the Hackney Empire’s 20th Anniversary pantomime Aladdin, playing at the theatre from the 24th November.  Written and directed by Susie McKenna, with musical composition by Steve Edis, Hackney Empire’s 20th anniversary pantomime is set to star  Gemma Sutton (Gypsy, The Rink) in the title role, Julie Yammanee (Spamilton, Here Lies Love) as Princess Ling Mai… Read More