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Spring Events Hackney Empire 2016

featuring London premiere of Clocks a new opera, an all male production of HMS Pinafore and the ETO

Hackney Empire 291 Mare Street London E8 IEJ

Box Office 0208 985 2424

Overground to Hackney Central, Buses 30, 38, 48, 55, 106, 236, 242, 253, 254, 276, 277

English Touring Opera Tickets £35.00 to £10.00

Gluck Iphigenie en Tauride Saturday 5 March 7.30pm

Iphigénie en Tauride is a stark, beautiful account of the meeting of Iphigenia and Orestes, children of Agamemnon, in the aftermath of the Trojan War.

Donizetti Pia de’ Tolomei Thurs 10 March 7.30pm

Donizetti’s rarely performed Pia de’ Tolomei is drawn from an episode in Dante’s Inferno in which a noblewoman is locked in a tower in the Maremma by her jealous husband, whose heart has been poisoned by a friend and kinsman – whose advances the innocent wife had rejected.

Mozart Don Giovanni Fri 11 & Sat 12 March 7.30pm

Don Giovanni, a Spanish nobleman, travels through Europe seducing women, accompanied by his long-suffering servant Leporello. When his actions lead to murder, he unleashes vengeance from beyond the grave. The conductor is Michael Rosewell, director Lloyd Wood and designer Anna Fleischle . This new production is sung in English.

ETO won the 2014 Outstanding Achievement in Opera Award at the Olivier Awards.

London première Produced by Brolly productions Clocks 1888: the greener. Wed 20- Fri 22 April 7.30pm. 21 April matinee 3pm. Tickets £20.00 to £10.00

“The clock runs the East End… n’ I run the clock.”

A brilliant young migrant girl is single-handedly running the towering clock that is the beating heart of the East End. When she is discovered by a gentleman explorer they are forced to choose between the worlds they know or each other. Brolly’s epic new opera tells a powerful story of love and survival that takes the audience on an extraordinary journey into the visually stunning animated world of the clock.

The director is Dominic Hingorani and designer is Rachana Jadhav. Keisha Atwell plays the Greener and the cast includes Patricia Rozario. Keisha Atwell has been in many West End musicals including ‘Memphis’, ‘Hairspray’ and ‘Guys and Dolls’, directed by Michael Grandage.

The composer is Martin Ward. His dance-theatre shows, in collaboration with choreographer/director Will Tuckett; include The Wind in the Willows (2002); Pinocchio (2005) and Faeries (2008) for the Royal Opera House; Timecode (2005) and Stargazer (with Morgann Runacre-Temple, 2012) for the Royal Ballet; and The Canterville Ghost (2006) for the English National Ballet. ‘Wind In The Willows’ at the Duchess Theatre won an Olivier Award in 2014.

H.M.S. Pinafore Wed 27- Fri 29 April 7.30pm Sat 30 April 2.30pm & 7.30pm Sun 1 May 5.00pm Tickets £27.50 to £10.00

Sasha Regan returns with the all male production of H.M.S Pinafore (1878) Gilbert & Sullivan’s most popular opera. The story deals with the age old conundrum of love between social classes. H.M.S Pinafore’s infectious tunes and beautifully constructed libretto are a perfect match for Sasha’s inimitable style; fresh, fast, inventive and fun.

Peppa Pig’s Surprise Sat 20-Sun 21 August 10.00am, 1:00pm & 4.00pm Tickets £20.00 –£10.00

Surprise! Peppa Pig, George and their friends are back with a brand new live stage show. It’s a lovely day and Peppa is playing outside with her friends. Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig have got a surprise for her and George- they can’t guess what it is, can you?

13 February 2016