Hackney Empire has today announced Aladdin as its 20th anniversary pantomime for Christmas 2018, which will run from 24 November, 2018, to 6 January, 2019.
The production will also see Susie McKenna and Steve Edis celebrate two decades at the helm of the legendary pantomime.
Last staged at Hackney Empire back in 2009, Aladdin will be written and directed by McKenna, with original music by Edis, and will feature dazzling sets, big song and dance numbers plus plenty of classic pantomime comedy all played out in the iconic Victorian theatre.
Susie McKenna said:
‘It’s been nearly a decade since we last told the story of Aladdin at Hackney Empire so what better choice for Steve Edis and I for this our 20th anniversary production. Aladdin has always been one of my favourite pantomimes. It is full of magic and whilst the traditional story will be there, this year our usual Hackney Empire take on things will see Aladdin make an epic journey to the frozen wastelands to save his family and the world! If someone had told me in 1998 that we would still be entertaining London in 20 years’ time I wouldn’t have believed them. But, like in a true Hackney panto, dreams do come true, and thanks to a family of amazing creatives, actors, technicians, Hackney Empire Staff and our amazing audience, we’ve become London’s number one panto, and helped rejuvenate a wonderful theatre to boot.’
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