Hackney Empire

My Top 5 Marvin Gaye Songs: Roy Williams
The Soul playwright picks his favourite songs from the American singer-songwriter
Soul (Royal & Derngate, Northampton)
James Dacre directs Roy Williams' drama which explores what really happened during Marvin Gaye's final days
Rory Kinnear makes debut in new ENO Season
The actor will direct a world premiere as part of the line up
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)
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