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Hackney Empire March - June 2015

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

Saturday 7th March ETO: The Siege of Calais Donizetti

7.30pm, Tickets £10.00 - £50.00

English Touring Opera’s story about the citizens of Calais who offered their lives to save their city from the English army. ETO gave the professional UK premiere of The Siege of Calais at Hackney Empire in 2013.

Thursday 12th March ETO: The Wild Man of the West Indies Donizetti

7.30pm, Tickets £10.00 - £50.00

English Touring Opera presents this rarely seen Donizetti opera (1833) about a man driven mad when he witnesses his wife’s infidelity. A fully staged verison has never toured in any country.

Friday 13th – Saturday 14th March ETO: La Boheme Puccini

7.30pm, Tickets £10.00 - £50.00

ETO’s Italian-language production of Puccini’s tale of young love in a Paris garret. On Christmas Eve lovers draw close but poverty and ill-health force them apart.

Sunday 15th March Touch of Class Mother’s Day Special: A Salute to Reggae Legends

8pm, Tickets £22.50 - £200.00

Mother’s Day show saluting the legends of reggae music. Hosted by Stamina (on Top Radio) and with performances from UK reggae singers and comedians.

Saturday 28th March NHS in Stitches - Stand Up for our NHS

7.30pm, Tickets £10.00 - £25.00

A night of comedy fundraising for the NHS. Line up TBC.

Wednesday 1st – Thursday 2nd April Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom

10am, 1pm, 4pm, Tickets £13.50 - £15.50

From the makers of Peppa Pig comes this BAFTA award-winning television animation live on stage! Join Holly, a young Fairy Princess, and her best friend Ben the Elf, on this musical adventure packed full of games, songs and laughter.

Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th April Godspell in Concert

7.30pm and 2pm, Tickets £10.00 - £32.00

Based on the parables of the Bible, Godspell the musical is a tale of friendship, loyalty and love. Godspell returns with a concert version touring the UK from Spring 2015. Tony-award nominated score includes hits Day by Day, Turn Back, O Man and Light of the World.

Saturday 11th April Mandem on the Wall

Show 7.30pm, Tickets £5.00-£11.00

YouTube stars Mandem on the Wall, aka Joivan Wade, Percelle Ascott and Dee Kartier present their first ever live show at Hackney Empire. Packed with comedy sketches, music, videos and special guests, the show will combine live performance with a digital experience. Mandem on the Wall are one of the UK’s biggest online stars having generated over 40 million views on their YouTube channel, as well as featuring on Channel 4's hit series 'Youngers'.

Wednesday 15th April Caitlin Moran Live! How to Build a Girl: The Paperback Tour

Show 7.30pm, Book Signing 9.10pm, Tickets £22.00 - £25.00, includes book

Caitlin Moran presents a show based on her new book at the Hackney Empire. Show includes a Q&A with Caitlin Moran and book signing follows after the event in the Champagne Bar.

Saturday 9th May Sing Out!

5pm, Tickets £12.00

After a hugely successful first festival Sing Out! returns with a new line up of local and professional London choirs.

Sunday 31st May Bashment Granny

8pm, Tickets £22.50 - £27.50

Keith “Shebaba” Ramsey” is back in Bashment Granny 3, the latest episode in the action-packed comedy series. Started in 2007, the first Bashment Granny pulled in consistently strong audiences and made a star of Shebaba. In Bashment Granny 3 Bad Boy Trevor is released from prison only to find that Shebada is still in hiding and Half-a-Dog is sniffing around for his cash. Fans will be on the edge of their seats as a meeting between the "Dog" and the "Bad Boy" is imminent.

Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th June Octonauts and the Deep Sea Volcano Adventure

10am, 1pm, 4pm, Tickets £13.50 - £15.50

This brand new stage show brings the entire crew of the Octonauts to life on stage for the very first time! Visit underwater worlds with Captain Barnacles, Kwazii and Peso in this action-packed musical interactive show.

Wednesday 24th – Sunday 28th June Pirates of Penzance

7.30pm, Saturday matinee 1.45pm, Sunday show 5pm, Tickets £10.00 - £27.50

Having triumphed in Australia, Sasha Regan’s award-winning production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance comes to Hackney this summer. The tale of a boy apprenticed to a band of tender-hearted pirates is a must-see for fans of all things musical, witty and imaginative.

Sunday 5th July The Tour – Make Believe

11am, 3pm, 7.30pm, Tickets TBC

Performing Arts schools Make Believe enable all their children to experience performing on a prestigious London stage. The company has produced over 30 shows since their establishment in 2004 and teach around 3,500 children each week. This new show will captivate some of the greatest musicals of all time and will include around 150 children in each of the three performances.

4 December 2014