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Hackney Empire 2014

Hackney Empire 291 Mare Street London E81JEJ
Box Office 0208 985 2424
Overground to Hackney Central, Buses 30, 38, 48, 55, 106, 236, 242, 253, 254, 276, 277

www.hackneyempire.co.uk

During 2012 and 2013 BBC TV and Radio have been at Hackney Empire 14 times for concerts and filming.

CIRQUE BERSERK £25 - £10.00 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F37snQfnlfw

Wednesday 22 January 2014

Direct from three sold-out seasons in London’s Hyde Park Winter Wonderland, this is the initial date of its first nationwide theatre tour. Combining cirque style skills and artistry with all the thrills, spills and laughs of the traditional big top, Cirque Berserk is a fun-filled spectacle that will delight audiences of all ages. A troupe of over thirty jugglers, acrobats, aerialists, dancers, musicians and death-defying stunt men are joined by Guinness record holding strong man Hercules and award-winning clown Tweedy ('The best Clown I have ever seen' – Guardian) and featuring the world’s most dangerous circus act, the legendary motorcycle Globe of Death, for the first time live on stage in the UK.

RENT: 20th Anniversary Concert Tour

Thurs 30 Jan 2014 to Sat 1 Feb 2014 Perfs: 7.30pm £10 - £32.00

West End leading lady and Broadway star Kerry Ellis returns for the final leg of the critically acclaimed UK concert tour of Tony Award winning Broadway Musical Rent by Jonathan Larson.

Celebrating 20 years since its first staged performance Rent follows a year in the life a group of friends struggling to make it in New York City under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. The story Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, this musical has become a pop cultural phenomenon with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages. Songs include Seasons of Love, Out Tonight, Without You, Will I and Finale B.

Comics Unchained! Sat 8 February Perf 8.00pm

Tickets (£13.00) £15.00 to £24.00

A night of pre-Valentine hilarity with favourite comics including Axel, Richard Blackwood, Glenda Jaxson, Eddie Kadi & the people’s champion Slim.

H M.S Pinafore by W.S. GILBERT and Arthur Sullivan

Fri 14 to Sunday 23 February £10 - £32

Eve perfs 7.30pm Mats Sat 15 & 22 Feb 2.30pm Sun 16 & 23 Feb 5.00pm

Regan De Wynter present their fourth collaboration Gilbert and Sullivan’s ‘HMS Pinafore’, or ‘The Lass That Loved a Sailor’ 1878. It was their first international hit and one of the most popular G&S operas, dealing with the age old conundrum of love between social classes, Pinafore has infectious tunes and a beautifully constructed libretto especially Sasha Regan’s all male production. This follows their Hackney Empire season for ‘Pirates of Penzance’ prior to its Australian tour in 2012.

English Touring Opera The Magic Flute Mozart Sat 7 & Sunday 8 March 7.30pm

Price(s): £ 50 premium) £33 – £20. (£10.00)

Revival of the ETO 2009 production directed by Liam Steet at Hackney Empire. The Magic Flute was premièred just 10 weeks before Mozart’s tragically early death. It proved to be the biggest popular success of his short life as well as arguably the most moving.

The Conductors are Michael Rosewell and James Southall. The Revival Director is James Hurley with design by Chloe Lamford and lighting by Guy Hoare.

Cast: Ashley Catling (Tamino), Nicholas Sharratt (Tamino), Wyn Pencarreg (Papageno), Laure Meloy (The Queen of The Night), Samantha Hay (The Queen of The Night), Andrew Slater (Sarastro), Piotr Lempa (Sarastro/Speaker).

PEPPA PIG Perfs Sat 15 March: 10 00 am, 1.00pm, 4.00pm Sun 16 March : 10.00am, 1.00 pm, 4.00pm £20 - £10

Fresh from the success of Peppa Pig's Party and Peppa Pig's Treasure Hunt comes Peppa's brand new show Peppa Pig's Big Splash. Come and join Peppa and her friends for another all-singing, all-dancing adventure full of songs, games and muddy puddles!

A Touch of Class Sun 30 March 2014 8.00pm Tickets £22.50 - £30.00

Affinity Arts Entertainment returns with the yearly Mother’s day special of the UK's No1 Comedy & Music showcase, the show that gave you Freddie McGreggor live in Hackney Empire Touch of Class. This year it will be Touch Of Class The Real McCoy special, in memory of the late Felix Dexter.

On this night we celebrate the Mothers of the planet, our Sisters, Grandmothers, Aunts, Daughters and Mothers. We also celebrate the most popular UK black family TV show of all time and revisit some of the most famous character.

Once again we fuse together the best in musical talent with the UK's finest comedians to give you an action packed non stop night of entertainment

The Real McCoy cast - Robbie G, Eddie Nestor, Judith Jacobs and Mr Fraser

Comedians - Eddie Kadi and Geoff Schumann. Artists - Peter Hunnigale - Perfect Lady, Carrol Thompson - Simply In Love , Tippa Irie - Hello Darling

Host- Stamina (On Top FM) and more to be added

TOM'S MIDNIGHT GARDEN

by Philippa Pearce adapted by David Wood Birmingham Stage Company

Tues 1 – Sat 5 April 2014 Perfs Tues 1 7pm, Weds 2 10.30am & 1.30pm, Thurs 3 1.30pm & 7.00pm, Fri 4 1.30pm & 7.00pm, Sat 5 10.30am & 2.30pm. Tickets £10 - £20 (Schools £9.50)

Is it possible to travel back in time? Tom has always believed it cannot be done, but when the grandfather clock in the hallway chimes thirteen times, strange things begin to happen - and Tom must solve the mystery of the midnight garden!

KIDNAPPED By Robert Louis Stevenson adapted by Ivan Wilkinson Thurs 8 – Sat 10 May,

Perfs Thurs 8 10.00am & 1.00pm, Fri 9 1.00pm & 7.00pm, Sat 10 May 7.00pm.

Tickets £10 - £20 (Schools £9.50)

Kidnapped tells the story of Davie Balfour as he survives shipwreck and murder to dramatically escape to the Highlands of Scotland produced by Sell A Door theatre.

Set against the fierce social and political backdrop of 1750s Scotland, this gripping, fast paced adventure story is packed full of physical storytelling and imagination.

Adapted by Ivan Wilkinson, Sell a Door Theatre Company launch their 2014 season with this re-telling of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic story perfect for family audiences. 6+

22 November 2013