REVIEW: Blues in the Night, Kiln Theatre

Susie McKenna’s gorgeously atmospheric production offers a vocal masterclass from all of its cast. On a hot Summer’s evening, it is hard to imagine a more ideal way to spend a couple of hours being serenaded with some beautiful blues music, sung by a high quality cast and performed by an immensely talented and lively… Read More

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NEWS: Casting Announced for Blues in the Night at the Kiln Theatre

Susie McKenna is set to direct the first major London revival of the musical at the Kiln Theatre from the 18th July. Casting has been announced for the upcoming production of Blues in the Night, which will open for previews at the Kiln Theatre from the 18th July. Susie McKenna is set to direct Sharon… 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

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

NEWS: Hackney Empire Announces Aladdin as 20th Anniversary Pantomime

Celebrating its 20th pantomime anniversary, the Hackney Empire has announced its 2018 pantomime will be a production of Aladdin, playing from the 24th November.  The announcement also means that Aladdin will also mark two decades of Susie McKenna and Steve Edis at the helm of the Hackney Empire’s annual pantomime. With a cast of stars from the West… Read More

PREVIEW: Oranges & Elephants, Hoxton Hall

This world premiere of the musical will play at the venue from the 23rd January.  The brand new musical directed by Susie McKenna set in Victorian London will play at the Hoxton Hall as part of its all-female spring season titled Female Parts. Based on the original idea from Lil Warren, who has written the… Read More

NEWS: Hackney Empire Announces Casting for 2017 pantomime Cinderella

The theatre has announced casting for its annual pantomime which will play at the Hackney Empire from the 18th November until the 31st December.    Susie McKenna and Steve Edis reunite once again to create the Hackney Empire’s 2017 pantomime that is set to star Aisha Jawando in the title role. She will be joined on… Read More

NEWS: Susie McKenna to Take Up New Role at Hackney Empire

The Hackney Empire has confirmed that Creative Director Susie McKenna will take up the newly created position of Executive Creative Producer as the theatre announced that Cinderella will be the venue’s 2017 pantomime.  This news follows on from the closure of the 2016 pantomime Sleeping Beauty on the 8th January and it  was confirmed that… Read More