Looking ahead to the festive season, Hackney Empire has announced it will be showing Jack and the Beanstalk as its 2015 Christmas pantomime.

The production will be written and directed by Susie McKenna and composed by Steven Edis, making Jack and the Beanstalk the pair’s 17th pantomime produced for the Empire.

Last year’s production of Mother Goose starred Clive Rowe and marked the theatre’s best-selling pantomime to date; seen by over 50,000 people from all over London.

Set in the kingdom of Hackneydale, Hackney Empire’s production follows the story of young Jack, who is tempted by a mysterious stranger into swapping the family’s trusty old cow for a handful of magic beans.

Surely an offer happy-golucky Jack can’t refuse?

Tickets are now on sale and casting is to be announced later in the year.

Jack and the Beanstalk will run from Saturday, November 21 until Sunday, January 3, 2016. Tickets cost from £10, with concessions available for groups of 10 plus and a special discount available for tickets bought before September 30.

For more information call the box office on 020 8985 2424 or visit www.hackneyempire.co.uk