Hackney Empire

Lenny Henry and cast celebrate Rudy's Rare Records first night
By Rosie Bannister · 10 Sep 2014

Director Paulette Randall and the cast of Rudy's Rare Records led by Lenny Henry were out in force at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre last night

Rudy's Rare Records (Birmingham Rep)
By Michael Davies · 10 Sep 2014

Lenny Henry stars in the stage adaptation of the Radio 4 comedy

Rehearsal pics: Lenny Henry and cast prepare for Rudy's Rare Records
By Ben Hewis · 26 Aug 2014

Rehearsal photos have been released of the comedy set in an old reggae record shop in Birmingham

Clive Rowe reprises his Mother Goose in Hackney
By Rosie Bannister · 22 Jul 2014

Sharon D Clarke will also star in the panto at Hackney Empire this Christmas

Video: Lenny Henry - 'I always wanted to do a black version of High Fidelity'
By Ben Hewis · 28 May 2014

The actor and comedian chats about the new stage version of the hit Radio Four sitcom Rudy's Rare Records

Lenny Henry headlines Birmingham REP's new season
By Kieran Johnson · 20 May 2014

Lenny Henry makes his Birmingham stage debut in Rudy's Rare Records, the BBC Radio 4 drama adapted for the stage.

Blues in the Night (Hackney Empire)
By Michael Coveney · 28 Apr 2014

Susie McKenna's production features a host of hit songs with great performances

Sharon D Clarke: 'We were all rooting for Rufus'
By Theo Bosanquet · 18 Dec 2013

As she stars in Puss in Boots at Hackney Empire, Sharon D Clarke reflects on a successful few years, encompassing the West End run of Ghost and Rufus Norris' acclaimed revival of The Amen Corner at the National

Puss in Boots (Hackney Empire)
By Ben Hewis · 18 Dec 2013

Kat B is on top-cat form in Hackney Empire's latest smash hit pantomime

Lenny Henry stars in stage version of Rudy's Rare Records
By Sophie Thomson · 12 Dec 2013

The popular Radio 4 sitcom will be adapted for the stage at the Hackney Empire in September followed by a UK tour