Hackney Empire

LIFT announces full 2016 festival line-up
Highlights include work from American performance artist Taylor Mac and Australian circus company Circa
Theatre etiquette: what a week
From angry audience members, to unhappy ushers, our week focusing on theatre etiquette provoked some challenging, interesting and heated debate
Cinderella (Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith)
Tom Wells returns as writer of the Lyric's Christmas panto
Jack and the Beanstalk (Hackney Empire)
By Lucinda Everett
Clive Rowe returns to Hackney Empire as a 'truly excellent dame' in Susie McKenna's panto
Theatre etiquette: Michael Coveney: I relish venues with raucous audiences
As part of our series on theatre etiquette, Michael Coveney points out that the respectable side of theatre only started with the Victorians
Theatre etiquette: Susie McKenna: I'd rather write for an audience that gets involved
By Susie McKenna
Hackney Empire creative director Susie McKenna explains why there is nothing worse than a polite or unresponsive audience
Top 5 theatre openings this week - 23 - 29 November
There's a veritable smorgasbord of theatre openings on offer this week
Michael Coveney: Let's celebrate panto
Christmas is fast approaching so our critic Michael Coveney gets into the festive spirit
How stagey are you? Sharon D. Clarke vs Susie McKenna
Our stagey battles continue with this pair of Panto stars
La bohème (English Touring Opera - Tour)
A new production of Puccini's evergreen tear-jerker that's musically first-rate