Panto favourite Clive Rowe is expected to ruffle feathers once again when he appears in Mother Goose at the Hackney Empire this Christmas.
The celebrated grande dame of pantomime will make his much-anticipated return to Hackney Empire this Christmas in the title role, for which he received an Olivier Award-nomination in 2008.
Olivier Award-winning actress Sharon D Clarke will play the good enchantress Charity opposite Rowe in this glittering celebration of inner beauty.
Rowe was last seen in a Hackney pantomime as Dame Daisy in Jack and the Beanstalk in 2010 and Clarke returns after 2013’s Puss in Boots.
Mother Goose will again be directed by the theatre’s artistic director Susie McKenna with music by Steven Edis.
The production will run from November 22 to January 4.
Set in the merry kingdom of Hackneytopia E8, the production features a battle between two Enchantress Sisters, Charity (good, of course) and her evil sibling Vanity, for the soul of our heroine, Mother Goose.
Will she be saved by Princess Pricilla, a goose who lays golden eggs?
Tickets now on sale. Full casting to be announced.
Below is a taster of what to expect – Rowe’s appearance in Hackney’s 2008 Mother Goose.