Hackney Empire has today announced Jack and the Beanstalk as its 2020 Christmas production, the 22nd pantomime at the East End venue, which will run from 21 November 2020 to 3 January 2021.
Tickets will go on sale to the public from Friday 6 March 2020 at 12 noon.
Hackney Empire has also announced Grande Dame Olivier Award-winner Clive Rowe as its very first patron of the theatre. Clive will make his 14th pantomime appearance this Christmas starring as Dame Daisy Trott.
Clive Rowe said:
“I cannot truly express how honoured I am to have been asked to be Hackney Empire’s first patron. My relationship with the building over the years has always been based on love and respect not just for the theatre but also for the community it is part of. I would like to thank Hackney Empire for this. I will cherish my patronage.”
Over 44,000 people attended last year’s pantomime Dick Whittington and His Cat including 10,000 schoolchildren. 41% of the audience were first time visitors to Hackney Empire.
Tickets for Jack and the Beanstalk go on sale on Friday 6 March from 12pm at www.hackneyempire.co.uk.