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The Stage, The Londonist, Daily Express, The Review Hub 

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The Times, Evening Standard, Financial Times, The Daily Telegraph, Time Out, Metro, Daily Mail, Hackney Gazette,  What’s On Stage,

Upcoming, The Arts Desk, Jonathan Baz,


Here’s a selections of press quotes

“Drop dead fabulous” The Stage  

“If you only go to one panto in your life, make it Aladdin at Hackney Empire”   The Londonist   

“All hail Clive Rowe’s terrific Twankey” The Guardian 

“Hackney Empire stages the best panto in London, if not the country” The Times – Robert Crampton 

Hackney Empire’s rumbustious romp, Clive Rowe the finest panto dame south of the river Trent” Financial Times

“An entertaining bubble-gum mix of pop culture, blessed with one of the best double-acts of this panto season.”  Time Out

“Has a heart as big as London itself ” Daily Telegraph


Your wish will come true this winter as Aladdin flies into Hackney Empire!

Hackney Empire’s dream team are celebrating their 20th year at the helm of our spectacular pantomime. Join us on a magical journey of the much-loved tale of Aladdin!

All the way in Ha-Ka-Ney, young Aladdin dreams of finding love and making his fortune. When he discovers an enchanted lamp and meets a mysterious genie, it looks like all his wishes are about to come true – with the help of tap-dancing pandas and his larger-than-life mum, can he win the hand of his Princess? Or will an evil magician, some madcapped policemen and a very large pile of laundry stand in his way?

We’ve got a cast of stars straight from the West End, including a much anticipated return of Tameka Empson and  Olivier Award-winner Clive Rowe as the Dame; the biggest, best song and dance numbers and plenty of chances to boo and cheer in this perfect Christmas family treat.


Hackney Empire

£ 38.00 – £ 10 (plus £1 per ticket online, £1.25 per ticket over the phone).  A+ Seating  £42- £32

Click Here for Aladdin Performance Times and Prices


Please Note:  Children under 14 years need to be accompanied at all times by a paying adult.

Running Time Appox:  2hrs 30mins with interval


Access Performances

BSL interpreted performances by Laura Miller 

Sat 8 Dec 2.30pm & 7pm

Thurs 13 Dec 1.30pm & 7pm

Relaxed performance

Sat 8 Dec 2.30pm

per show Familiarisation Tour will be available at 12.45pm –  spaces are limited and need to be booked in advance via our box office.

Dementia friendly performance

Sat 8 Dec 2.30pm




We have four bands of prices, with premium shows around Christmas and saver shows early in the run. We also have a fantastic range of prices within each show, so whatever your budget, we have a seat for you.

GOLD Premium Shows:
£38 / £34/ £31 / £26.50 / £16.50  &  A+ seating £42

BLACK Standard Shows:
£34 / £31 / 27.50 /£24/ £13.50  &  A+ seating £37.50

RED Saver Shows:
£29 / £25 / £22 / £17.50 / £10  &  A+ seating £32

GREEN Super Saver Shows:
£25.50 / £23 / £18.50 / £15 / £10


Green Super Saver and Red Saver performances:
£2 off (price bands A – D), £1 off (price band E).
Black Standard performances:
£2 off (price bands B – D), £1 off (price band E).



Groups of 10+

£3 off (Green Super Saver & Red Saver shows, price band A-D)
£2 off (Black Standard shows price bands B-D)
All groups of 10+ enjoy a booking fee cap when booked over the phone or in person.

Group organisers go free (I ticket free per 10 tickets booked)

Schools and Youth Groups

£11 if booked and paid for by 30 Sept. £13 thereafter.

I teacher free per 10 students paid.  Applies to Green Super Saver performances only

Please note: Concessions & Offers cannot be used in conjunction with any other discounts and are subject to availability.


Cast & Creative Team

Clive RoweWidow Twankey
Tameka EmpsonEmpress of Ha-Ka-Ney
Gemma SuttonAladdin
Julie YammaneePrincess Ling Mai
Kat BGenie of the Lamp
Tony TimberlakeAbanazar
Tony WhittleSergeant Dumplin
Natasha LewisGenie of the Ring
Alim JaydaDishi
Michael LinConstable Ackee
Ollie CorbettEnsemble
Jonathan NormanEnsemble
Saori OdaEnsemble
Jacqui SanchezEnsemble
Monica SwayneEnsemble
Joanna WaltersEnsemble
Dale WhiteEnsemble
Sharon D ClarkeThe voice of Gaia, Goddess of Light
Susie McKennaWritten and Directed by
Steven EdisOriginal Music
Lotte CollettDesign
Mark DickmanMusical Director
Richard RoeChoreography
David HoweLighting Design
Daniel HiggottSound Design
Matt DempseyAssistant Direction
Scott BrookerCreature Design

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