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 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.
Susie McKenna's wonderful and hopeful Windrush-inspired pantomime
There is more politics than usual, including a blond-mopped posh rat called Boris
This year’s Hackney panto is a sharp and big-hearted tribute to the Windrush generation (with lots of pie-splatting)
Hackney Empire's 2019 panto looks both backwards and forwards in time and promises a genuinely entertaining present
London's panto mayor gets a hipsterville makeover
A classy panto that's in need of a bit more sass
The show is joyous and spectacular, but also heartfelt
A glimpse of what the world could look like if everything were simpler and the people were kinder
A feel-good pantomime that had the audience laughing throughout
A heartwarming affair from a team who know which buttons to press