So yesterday, we took my son and his friend to see Jack and the Beanstalk at the Hackney Empire. I’d never been here before but it is actually a very smart theatre.
We had AWESOME seats – right at the front, in the centre, in the Upper Circle. When I booked the tickets, I forgot that I am rather terrified of heights and had a moment of vertigo when I first sat down. However, I adjusted after a while and had a lovely time.
I’m sorry – I know that my photos are quite dark but I hate using a flash in a restaurant or theatre – I think it’s a bit antisocial. I also didn’t take any photos of the pantomime itself because I think that’s also a bit obnoxious.
It was just over two and a half hours long (including the interval), which was slightly too long but the boys had a nice time. They found the bits where people squirted stuff in each other’s faces particularly funny. And the jokes about wee. This is as it should be, they are four.
I definitely plan to go again next Christmas – I’ll just put a reminder in my calendar to book the tickets at the start of October.