Venue: Main House
Dates: 23 Nov 2013 - 5 Jan 2014
Price(s): £ 32 - £ 10 *
This year our award winning team present Puss in Boots, a brand new title to the Hackney Empire’s classic pantomime repertoire.
Our hero, Puss in Boots arrives in the merry Kingdom of Hackneyonia E8, to gain wealth and power for his master. This cunning feline swashbuckler has it all; the looks, the walk, the talk and most importantly his magic boots. Expect laughs and sparks as our loveable rogue defeats all the odds and wins the day!
In true Hackney style expect all of the usual show-stopping songs, dazzling dance routines, knockabout comedy and bags of audience participation. This is guaranteed to be yet another Hackney hit and the perfect treat for all the family.
We are delighted to welcome the cast! Kat B as Puss in Boots, Sharon D Clarke as Queen Talulah the Hoo Ha, Josefina Gabrielle as evil witch Evilena, Stephen Matthews as Dame Nettie Knowall, Tony Timberlake as King Konkers the Bonkers, Matt Dempsey as Thomas, Amy Lennox as Princess Pertunia, Darren Hart as Amnesiah (and Bully Brother Bruno), Allyson Ava-Brown as Celestine the Good Sourceress, Tom Andrew Hargreaves as Prince Casper and finally Leon Sweeney as the Ogre! Written and Directed by Susie McKenna
Music: Steven Edis
Choreographer: Frank Thompson
Design: Lotte Collett
Musical Director: Mark Dickman
Lighting: David W Kidd
Sound: Avgoustos Psillas
Creature Designer: Scott Brooker
Assistant Director: Tony Whittle
Magic Consultant: Paul Kieve
Running time: approximately 2hrs 30mins, including 20min interval.
Travel disruption at Hackney Central
Amhurst Road will be closed until further notice between Mare Street and Pembury Junction following emergency demolition of an unsafe building. The Overground service will continue to operate at Hackney Central however there is a footpath diversion and disruption of buses in the area. Routes 30,38,48,55,242,253,254,276,394,106,N38, are all subject to diversion. Please allow extra time for your journey. CMS Cameron McKenna Hackney Empire’s pantomime Puss in Boots is sponsored by international law firm CMS Cameron McKenna supporting global and local business www.cms-cmck.com
Oh yes it is! Celebrating 15 Years of Hackney Empire's Pantomime
20 November 2013 to 19 April 2014 - FREE
Across Town Hall Square from Hackney Empire
1 Reading Lane, E8 1GQ.
The Hackney Museum and Hackney Empire have produced an exhibition to celebrate pantomime at Hackney Empire. On display is a Dame costume from last year's Dick Whittington with a swimsuit complete with portholes over an ample bosom; Priscilla herself from Mother Goose and a spectacular feathered headdress of the Hackney Empire's building.
Alongside these are original costume drawings by theatre designer Lotte Collett, a host of photographs of past pantos, behind the scenes and exciting tasters of this year's production Puss in Boots and some fascinating insights from Creative Director Susie McKenna and Musical Director Steven Edis on the making of pantomime.
Dates, Times and Prices
Performances: 23 November 2013 - 5 January 2014
Green Saver Shows: £22.50 / £19.50 / £14.50 / £12.50 / £10
All at 1.30pm
Tue 26 Nov, Wed 27 Nov, Thu 28 Nov, Fri 29 Nov, Tue 3 Dec, Thu 5 Dec, Fri 6 Dec, Tue 10 Dec, Wed 11 Dec, Thu 12 Dec, Fri 13 Dec, Tue 17 Dec, Thu 19 Dec.
Red Standard Shows: £25 / £22.50 / £17.50 / £15 / £10
Sat 23 Nov 2.30pm & 7pm, Sun 24 Nov 2.30pm, Thu 28 Nov 7pm, Fri 29 Nov 7pm, Sun 1 Dec 1pm & 5.30pm, Wed 4 Dec 7pm, Thu 5 Dec 7pm, Fri 6 Dec 7pm, Sun 8 Dec 5.30pm, Thu 12 Dec 7pm, Fri 13 Dec 7pm, Tue 17 Dec 7pm.
Black Shows: £29.50 / £26.50 / £22.50 / £17.50 / £10
Sat 30 Nov 1pm & 5.30pm, Sat 7 Dec 1pm & 5.30pm, Sun 8 Dec 1pm, Sat 14 Dec 1pm & 5.30pm, Sun 15 Dec 1pm & 5.30pm, Thu 19 Dec 7pm, Fri 20 Dec 2.30pm & 7pm, Sat 21 Dec 7pm, Sun 22 Dec 2.30pm & 7pm, Thu 26 Dec 7pm, Fri 27 Dec 7pm, Sat 28 Dec 2.30pm & 7pm, Sun 29 Dec 2.30pm & 7pm, Mon 30 Dec 2.30pm & 7pm, Tue 31 Dec 2.30pm, Thu 2 Jan 2.30pm & 7pm, Fri 3 Jan 2.30pm & 7pm, Sat 4 Jan 1pm & 5.30pm, Sun 5 Jan 1pm & 5.30pm.
Gold Shows: £32 / £29.50 / £26.50 / £22.50 / £10
Sat 21 Dec 2.30pm, Mon 23 Dec 2.30pm & 7pm, Tue 24 Dec 2.30pm, Thu 26 Dec 2.30pm, Fri 27 Dec 2.30pm
Green Saver and Red Standard Shows: £2 off (price bands 1-4), £1 off (price band 5).
Black Premium Shows: £2 off (price bands 2-4), £1 off (price band 5).
Early Bird Groups of 10+ Saver:
£15 per ticket if booked and paid for by 30 September 2013, valid for Red performances on Nov 24, 28, 29 and Dec 5, 6 Dec.
Groups of 10+:
£3 off (Green and Red Shows, price bands 1-4 only).
£2 off (Black Shows, price bands 2-4 only).
Group organiser goes free (1 ticket).
Schools and Youth Groups:
PRICE FREEZE! £8.50 (if booked before 30 September 2013); £11.50 thereafter. Applies to Green Shows only. 1 free teacher per 10 students paid.
Thurs 28 Nov (Matinee and Evening)
Sat 21 Dec (Matinee and Evening)
* Prices quoted here are for tickets booked in person at the box office only and are otherwise subject to booking fees.
'All hail Hackney, basically.'Telegraph
'A slick machine of tongue-in-cheek contemporary references, ebullient choreography, singing that rocks the building and teasing innuendo' ★★★★Time Out
'Gleefully eclectic.' ★★★★Metro
'Puss in Boots really is full-force panto'. ★★★★The Upcoming
'When it comes to pantomime, Hackney Empire wears the tinsel crown.' ★★★★The Times