Dick Whittington and His Cat

23 Nov 2019 - 05 Jan 2020
Dick Whittington and His Cat 23 Nov 2019 - 05 Jan 2020

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The Stage, Daily Mail 

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The TimesTime Out, Metro,  What’s On Stage,

 Gay Times, Londonist, Londontheatre1.com, Hackney Gazette

West End Wilma, Luxuriate, Ham & High, East London Lines


They’re back, oh yes they are!  Hackney Empire is delighted to announce Grande Dame Olivier Award winner Clive Rowe will make his 13th pantomime appearance this Christmas starring as Sarah the Cook in Dick Whittington and His Cat  joined by Tarinn Callender as Dick Whittington Who made his West End debut with the original London cast of Hamilton playing Hercules Mulligan and James Madison. Annette McLaughlin as Queen Rat, who has performed in numerous West End productions and international tours.  Hackney favourite Kat B who will star as Uncle Vincent the Cat and Tony Whittle as Alderman Fitzwarren. Christina Tedders as Alice Fitzwarren and Sue Kelvin  as Fairy Bowbells who recently appeared in Caroline, Or Change.

In Jamaica, young Dick Whittington is boarding a boat; chasing the dream of a new life in the gold-paved streets of glorious London. Little does he know, magic awaits him and his enchanted feline friend far across the ocean… he’ll embark on the adventure of a lifetime: fighting rodent royalty, meeting an eccentric fairy and winning the heart of his true love – all whilst trying to find fame and fortune.

Join us for a dazzling Hackney-style reimagining Panto of this classic rags-to-riches tale, bursting with laugh-out-loud topical gags, knockabout comedy, show-stopping song and dance numbers, the most boo-able baddies and enough festive cheer to fuel a ship half way round the world.

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Harold Pinter at Hackney Empire

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


All Tickets for this show booked after 12 Dec

will be held at the Box Office for Collection.


Performance Schedule & Ticket Prices

Age Guidance: Suitable for all ages – 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 Theatresign

Sat 7 Dec 2.30pm & 7pm

Thurs 12 Dec 1.30pm & 7pm

Relaxed performance

Sat 7 Dec 2.30pm

Booking for the Pre show Familiarisation Tour has now closed. 

Venue & show Information pack  

Dementia friendly performance

Sat 7 Dec 2.30pm

Food Christmas Menu at The Empire Bar 

Dick Whittington and His Cat –  Children’s Snack box – £6 Available on the day from the Venue Bars  Includes : yo yo bear, surprise toy, pip organix drink, Pom bears and small container of jelly beans 





Cast & Creative Team

Clive Rowe Sarah the Cook
Tarinn Callender Dick Whittington
Annette McLaughlin Queen Rat
Kat B Uncle Vincent the Cat
Tony WhittleAlderman Fitzwarren
Christina Tedders Alice Fitzwarren
Sue Kelvin Fairy Bowbells
Susie McKennaWritten and Directed by
Steven EdisOriginal Music by
Lotte CollettDesign by
Mark DickmanMusical Director
Richard RoeChoreographer
David HoweLighting Design by
Daniel HiggottSound Design by
Scott BrookerCreature Design


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 including the Early Bird Offer .


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