The 2021/2022 panto at Hackney Empire has been announced with first casting revealed.
Jack and the Beanstalk tells the story of poor country boy Jack who trades his family cow in for a handful of magic beans, which grow into a beanstalk leading to a giant's castle.
As always a talented cast will be bring the story to life this festive season.
Clive Rowe said: "Sadly pantomime isn't happening this year at Hackney but in true Panto spirit I'm going to shout, 'It's behind me' and focus on Jack and the Beanstalk 2021 , which will also celebrate 120 years of Hackney Empire.
"My excitement is already bubbling and I can't wait, even though we'll have to, for all the magical, mischievous mayhem and the crazy, colourful collidescope of fantastic family fun that Hackney pantomime brings. So "Cooooeeeeeee" and see you all in 2021"
The full creative team and casting will be announced in due course.
Jack and the Beanstalk plays at Hackney Empire from 20 November 2021 until 2 January 2022.
For tickets and more information visit the theatre box office.