First Look: Cinderella at The Hackney Empire

First Look Cinderella at Hackney Empire
First Look Cinderella at Hackney Empire

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Hackney Empire today releases production images of its highly anticipated 2017 Christmas pantomime Cinderella which runs at the East London venue until Sunday 31 December with press night this evening. 

This Christmas, Harlem meets Hackney in the classic rags to riches tale of Cinderella. In true Hackney Empire style that brings West End value at East End prices, this magical, family pantomime will be packed with glittering sets, big song and dance numbers, slapstick comedy plus a flying horse, all played out in the beautiful Victorian Theatre. 

Established West End performer Aisha Jawando (Motown the Musical, Beautiful) will be stepping into the glass slippers of the title role. She is joined by Hackney Empire pantomime legends Tony Whittle and Kat B as the Ugly Sisters. Peter Straker (HairTommy) reprises the role of Baron Hardup, having last played the role in 2011, Darren Hart (Justin’s House, Gigglebiz) plays Buttons, writer and director Susie McKenna (Cats, Ragtime) will also be taking on the role of Wicked Stepmother and Krysten Cummings(RENT original cast) plays Fairy Godmother.  Making their Hackney Empire pantomime debuts are West End performers Stephane Anelli (Saturday Night Fever, Singing in the Rain) as Dandini and Chris Jenkins (Billy Elliot, War of the Worlds) as Prince Charming. The production also features Sharon D Clarke and Clarke Peters as the voices of Duchess and Duke Mouse. 

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