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Jack And The Beanstalk

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Olivier Award winner Clive Rowe wreaks more panto-monium at the Hackney Empire with this fun-filled festive family offering. Read More >

Olivier Award winner Clive Rowe returns to the Hackney Empire to lead the cast of this fun-filled festive panto.

Written by the venue’s Artistic Director Susie McKenna, who has been delighting audiences for more than 15 years with her much-loved Christmas offerings, Jack And The Beanstalk promises a breakdancing cow, bonkers baddies, the scariest giant ever, buckets of silliness and, of course, tons of audience participation.

Set in the kingdom of Hackneydale, where austerity cuts are taking their toll, Jack is tempted into swapping his family’s trusty cow for a handful of magic beans by a mysterious stranger, while the giant’s inventions for making gold are destroying the Earth.

Rowe will take on dame duties as Daisy Trott alongside a cast that includes The Bodyguard’s Debbie Kurup and presenter Kat B. Sharon D Clarke and Matthew Kelly also give voice to Davina the Diva Harp and Giant Blunderbore.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 21/11/2015

Opening Night: 26/11/2015

Closing Night: 3/01/2016

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Cast & Creative


Clive Rowe, Debbie Kurup, Kat B, Darren Hart, Julia Sutton, Jocelyn Jee Esien, Tony Timberlake, Georgia Oldman, Leon Sweeney, Lori Barker, Sharon D Clarke, Matthew Kelly, Dale White, Emanuel Alba, Jonathan Prestney, Lori Barker, Katie Shearman, Frances Dee


Director - Susie McKenna

Producer - Hackney Empire

Designer - Lotte Collett

Choreographer - Carl Parris

Lighting Designer - David W Kidd

Sound - Andy Hedges

Author - Susie McKenna

About Hackney Empire

291 Mare Street, London, United Kingdom, E8 1EJ

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