In Jamaica, young Dick Whittington is boarding a boat; chasing the dream of a new life in the gold-paved streets of glorious London. Little does he know, magic awaits him and his enchanted feline friend far across the ocean… he’ll embark on the adventure of a lifetime: fighting rodent royalty, meeting an eccentric fairy and winning the heart of his true love – all whilst trying to find fame and fortune…
Hackney Empire is delighted to announce Grande Dame Olivier Award winner Clive Rowe will make his 13th pantomime appearance this Christmas starring as Sarah the Cook, joined by Tarinn Callender as Dick Whittington, who made his West End debut with the original London cast of HAMILTON. Annette McLaughlin is Queen Rat and has performed in numerous West End productions and international tours. Hackney favourite Kat B will star as Uncle Vincent the Cat and Tony Whittle as Alderman Fitzwarren. Christina Tedders as Alice Fitzwarren and Sue Kelvin, who recently appeared in Caroline, Or Change, as Fairy Bowbells.
The creative team includes writer and director SUSIE MCKENNA, with original music by Steven Edis, choreography by Richard Roe, production design by Lotte Collett, musical direction by Mark Dickman, lighting design by David Howe and sound design by Daniel Higgott.
For more info on this Hackney-style reimagining of the classic rags-to-riches tale, click here
Runs until January 5 2020