Hackney Empire have announced that Aladdin will be this year’s Christmas pantomime.
This year’s show will mark the 20th anniversary production and will run from November 24th 2018 until 6th January 2019 and will have a cast of stars straight from the West End alongside Hackney locals. The Disney classic will be brought to life and will tell the story of Aladdin who dreams of finding love and making his fortune.
The show will be directed by Susie McKenna and music will be by Steve Edis.
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 st ill 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 Staffand our amazing audience, we’ve become London’s number one panto, and helped rejuvenate a wonderful theatre to boot.’
Tickets will start from £10 – £24 and can be bought at Hackney Empire direct
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