From Westphalia to the far reaches of the New World, Candide's journey of discovery is anything but dull. Through anguish, happiness, loss and love this is a whirlwind adventure that seeks to prove 'life is happiness indeed'. Leonard Bernstein's joyous musical romp features the classics 'Glitter and Be Gay' and 'Make Our Garden Grow'.
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.
This is not a play about right or wrong; it is an honest portrayal of the agonies of love and art and the comic tragedies born of this struggle. In his seminal work, Chekhov lays bear the insecurities and blinding desires of a colourful cross section of Russian society which still evokes resonant parallels with today’s wants and needs.
Can the King of England hold his nerve to embrace his duty, command his men and lead his country to victory in France? Shakespeare's great play of nationhood investigates the bloody horrors of war and the turbulence of a land in crisis. Jude Law and Michael Grandage continue their collaboration that began with Hamlet in 2009.
London's #1 adult panto team is back with a sizzling new adventure. Calling all southern softies: spend the winter in Upper Jumper, Yorkshire's least tourist-friendly village! Jack Trott and his mum are poor dairy farmers, forced to sell their beloved cow Kylie for a handful of magic beans. Worse, evil landlord Fleshcreep is trying to evict them so he can stage a festival on their farm.