Review: Safe, Hackney Empire (online)

Alexis Gregory’s critically-acclaimed production Safe, which features stories of homeless and at-risk LGBTQ+ youth, could not be more relevant. The show, which was originally performed at the Soho Theatre, London Theatre Workshop, Norwich Theatre Royal and Reading Rep, has been reimagined in digital form and is based around the startling statistic that 25% of all... Continue Reading →

News: World premiere announced of highly-anticipated new musical Vanara at Hackney Empire

The world premiere of the highly-anticipated new musical Vanara will take place at Hackney Empire this October. Following two workshop performances, and an acclaimed concept album featuring some of the biggest names in musical theatre, the ground-breaking production will open in London for a strictly limited season before embarking on a UK-wide tour in 2022. Casting will... Continue Reading →

News: Production images released for Dick Whittington and His Cat

Hackney Empire has today released production images of its sparkling new pantomime production Dick Whittington and his Cat which runs at the East End venue until 5 January 2020. Grand Dame Clive Rowe celebrates his 13th panto appearance at Hackney Empire and this year stars as Sarah the Cook, Tarinn Callender, recently seen as Hercules Mulligan and James Madison in Hamilton, plays... Continue Reading →

News: Hackney Empire announces Dick Whittington and His Cat for its 2019 pantomime

Hackney Empire has today announced Dick Whittington and His Cat for its 2019 pantomime production which will sail in to London in November, marking a record 21st pantomime from Hackney Empire stalwarts, writer and director Susie McKenna and composer Steven Edis. Last staged in 2012, the classic tale receives a brand-new, magical adaptation when it returns to the East End venue this... Continue Reading →

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