Sleeping Beauty

26 Nov 2016 - 8 Jan 2017
Sleeping Beauty 26 Nov 2016 - 8 Jan 2017

In a brand new pantomime created by the award-winning team at Hackney Empire, Susie McKenna and Steve Edis bring this traditional fairytale bang up to date.

‘Spectacular… it’s a corker’ ★★★★★ Culture Whisper

‘An explosion of spirited, sparkly fun’ ★★★★ Evening Standard

‘The gutsiest show of the season’ ★★★★ Time Out

‘The liveliest and loudest panto in London’ ★★★★ Financial Times

‘Panto perfection’ ★★★★ The Stage

‘I was dancing as I left the theatre’ Hackney Citizen

Welcome to enchanted Hackneytonia; a land of fairies, unicorns and dragons where once upon a time, a princess is born. Spurned at the celebration party, malevolent wicked fairy Carabosse casts an evil spell which changes the Princess’s life forever. Will Princess Tahlia take charge of her own destiny?

In true Hackney Empire style, that brings West End values at East End prices, this spellbinding spectacular family pantomime will be packed with colourful characters, knockabout comedy, show-stopping musical routines, magic and sparkle, played out in our beautiful Victorian Theatre. Treat yourself and your loved ones to a fabulous fairy tale treat this Christmas season!

Play and share our Maze of Thorns game!:
Find your way through the maze to rescue Sleeping Beauty in our special online game. Then share it with your friends and be entered into a prize draw to win 4 tickets to Running Wild in Mar 2017.

Sleeping Beauty panto game

Production video!
Watch our brand new production video below to get a taste of the massive amount of fun that lies in store!

Hackney Empire

£ 36 – £ 10 (plus £1 per ticket online, £1.25 per ticket over the phone).  All tickets booked for this show will  now be held for collection at the venue Box office.


Educational Resource Pack



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:
£36 / £32 / £29.50 / £24 / £16
BLACK Standard Shows:
£32.50 / £29.50 / £25 / £21.50 / £12
RED Saver Shows:
£27.50 / £24.50 / £21.50 / £16 / £10
GREEN Super Saver Shows:
£24 / £21 / £16 / £13.50 / £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).
Relaxed performance:
£2 off (price bands A-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.

They also get discounted Ice Cream prices when pre-booking.
Group organiser goes free (1 ticket for every 10 paid tickets). Does not apply to Black Standard shows price band A or Gold Premium shows.

Schools and Youth Groups

£12. 1 free teacher 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: Principals

Alexia KhadimePrincess Tahlia (Sleeping Beauty)
Sharon D ClarkeCarabosse the Dark Fairy
Gavin SpokesDame Nanny Nora
Kat BDenzil the Dragon
Tony WhittleKing Eric the Undecided
Darren HartServant to Carabosse the Dark Fairy
Wayne PerreyPrince Gabriel of Westminsteria
Kiruna StamellWillowsnap (good fairy)
Georgia OldmanShimmerpop (trainee good fairy)
Sharon BallardBlisstip

Cast: Ensemble

Leon Sweeney
Katie Shearman
Gleanne Purcell-Brown
Laura Bryars
Dylan Holdsworth
Nathan Louis Fernand
Matthew Daw

Creative Team

Susie McKennaWritten and Directed by
Steven EdisMusic
Lotte CollettDesign
Mark DickmanMusical Director
Carl ParrisChoreographer
David W KiddLighting
Avgoustos PsillasSound Design
Tony WhittleAssistant Director
Scott BrookerCreature Design

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