Photo Coverage: Hackney Empire's PUSS IN BOOTS Starring Gabrielle and Clarke!

Here are the first images from Hackney Empire's 2013 pantomime Puss in Boots. The iconic London pantomime is written and directed by Susie McKenna who celebrates her 15th Hackney pantomime this year.

The cast includes Kat B as Puss in Boots, Sharon D Clarke as Queen Talulah, Josefina Gabrielle as the witch Evilena and Stephen 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.

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.

Puss in Boots runs until the 05 January 2014 and tickets start at just £10. For further information visi

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