Monthly Archives: February 2015

Hackney Empire Costume Sale!

Hackney Empire Pantomime Costumes on sale!

A word from The Empire:

Lotte Collet’s fabulous costumes have been the toast of the Christmas press for over ten years. With each pantomime needing so many costumes, we’re selling some to make room for next year’s wardrobe.

We have full shows of Mother Goose, Aladdin and Dick Whittington for sale plus many other costumes including full ensemble and children’s outfits.

In the Press
“it looks great, with Lotte Collett’s live-cartoon design” The Telegraph
“Lotte Collett’s costume designs add significantly to the fun” Metro
“a slick, handsome and richly costumed show” The Spectator
“each outfit more outlandish than the last” The Guardian

We’ll be in Empire 2 (Behind Hackney Empire on Wilton Way) on Saturday 28 Feb & Sunday 1 Mar between 10am – 4pm for a public sale.

If you’d like to book a private viewing on the evening of Thursday 26 or Friday 27 Feb, or 10am – 12 pm on Saturday 28 Feb, please contact:

If you cannot make the viewings or public sale, please still contact us asap to register your interest and we will contact you.
More info here:


Damian Williams- My dog’s got no nose!

There is nothing like a dame!

Brad Fitt and Damian Williams- Two seasoned Pantomime dames bring a new type of comedy to the Stage with ‘My Dog’s Got No Nose’ by Ron Aldridge.

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Actor Damian Williams has just completed his seventh record-breaking season as Dame Dolly in Dick Whittington for Evolution Pantomimes at Sheffield’s Lyceum Theatre. Damian has now hung up his wigs and frocks for another year to join Shrewsbury’s much loved, record breaking Dame, Brad Fitt.


Brad has just completed his 12th year as Dame, playing Mrs Smee in Peter Pan at the Theatre Severn Shrewsbury. Brad has not only performed but has Directed and written Pantomime for the Cambridge Arts Theatre and the Towngate Theatre Basildon for the past 8 years. The Daily Telegraph listed Brad as one of the best ‘Dames’ in the business.

In 2014 Damian portrayed Edna Turnblad in Paul Kerryson’s five star production of Hairspray at Curve, Leicester for which Broadway World nominated him as best lead actor in a musical.

Damian Williams returns to the stage this year with this spectacular one-man show about the highs and lows of a stand up comedians first ever live performance. With Damian’s years of stage experience and superb comic timing combined with Brad’s creative direction, ‘My Dogs Got No Nose’ is set to have you captivated like a fairytale, enchanted like a love scene and laughing louder than any Dames frock. Oh yes it is!

‘My Dogs Got No Nose’ is a hilarious and emotional journey behind a stand-up comedian’s first ever live performance.

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For Tour dates see

Recommended for 14+ (contains mild swearing and sexual reference)

Tickets and information: [insert venue box office number, website and phone]

For more details, images, press interviews, enquiries and ticket requests, please contact: Brad Fitt on 07855758580 or email