Friday, 7 December 2007
A PERFECT DICK!
Steve is MD on Hackney Empire's Dick Whittington and his cat....and it is a triumph!!!
"Look no further - for this is panto perfection"
said Fiona Mountford of the evening Standard (06.12.07). She continues "Is it too early to declare the game over? Can a winner really be announced, and the prize chocolates hurled out, by 6 December? It's hard, though, to see anyone, not even Stephen Fry and his "posh panto" chums at the Old Vic, bettering this utterly delightful confection from writer/director Susie McKenna."
Paul Vale from the Stage (06.12.07) is equally entranced: "From the moment Fairy Bowbells flies on stage swathed in gold, aping Rhianna’s Umbrella you knew you were in for a fun evening, Hackney style. All the usual ingredients are in place to ensure this frothy confection rises to the occasion. Clive Rowe is spot on as London’s premiere dame, immediately bonding with his audience and raising the roof with cheeky asides or simply a pursing of his lips. Tameka Empson brings the whole audience to their feet with her reggae dance routine and Tony Whittle as Fitzwarren blends in an old-style variety flavour to the proceedings...... To date, this is writer/director Susie McKenna’s ninth panto for the Empire and long may she continue. Which other show in town will you find Ian McKellen and Barbara Windsor, no stranger to a panto stage themselves, dancing along to the song sheet in the stalls?"
I can't wait to go!
Posted by Teresa Howard at Friday, December 07, 2007