Photo Flash: First Look at Hackney Empire's PUSS IN BOOTS

Hackney Empire has just released production images of their 2013 pantomime, PUSS IN BOOTS. Kat B, Sharon D Clarke, Josefina Gabrielle and Stephen Matthews star in this year's iconic Hackney pantomime. London's No.1 pantomime will run to the 05 January 2014 with press night set for Wednesday 04 December, 7pm. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action!

Puss in Boots is the iconic London pantomime written and directed by Susie McKenna, who celebrates her 15th Hackney pantomime this year.

When Thomas (Matt Dempsey), a poor miller's son receives a cat as his inheritance he sees no way out of his troubles, but luckily for him this is no ordinary cat. Join this cunning feline and his master on an adventure that takes them to the merry Kingdom of Hackneyonia E8, where Puss in Boots is determined to find wealth for Thomas.

The cast includes Kat B as Puss in Boots, Sharon D Clarke as Queen Talulah, Josefina Gabrielle as the witch Evilena andStephen Matthews as Dame Nettie Knowall. In true Hackney style this rarely performed classic Perrault pantomime has been reimagined for today's audience, packed with show-stopping songs, dazzling dance routines and side-splitting comedy.

Creative team: Susie McKenna: Writer/ Director; Steven Edis: Music; Frank Thompson: Choreographer; Lotte Collett: Design; Mark Dickman: Musical Director; David W Kidd: Lighting Design; Avgoustos Psillas: Sound Design; Scott Brooker: Creature Designer; Assistant Director Tony Whittle; and Magic consultant: Paul Kieve.

Puss in Boots runs until the 05 January 2014 and tickets start at just £10. For further information visit www.hackneyempire.co.uk. Tickets from £32 - £10, concessions available. Groups of 10+ discount. Box Office: 020 8985 2424 or online.

Photo Credit: Robert Workman

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Photo Flash: First Look at Hackney Empire's PUSS IN BOOTS
Amy Lennox as Princess Pertunia

Photo Flash: First Look at Hackney Empire's PUSS IN BOOTS
Tony Timberlake as King Konkers, Kat B Puss in Boots and Stephen Matthews as Dame Nettie Knowall

Photo Flash: First Look at Hackney Empire's PUSS IN BOOTS
Josefina Gabrielle as Evil Witch Evilena

Photo Flash: First Look at Hackney Empire's PUSS IN BOOTS
Stephen Matthews as Dame Nettie Knowall and company

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