The theatre industry has been one of the worst affected by the pandemic, with extended closures for most of the year. So this Christmas why not support a local theatre or online theatre company and have a few hours of festive fun and cheer in the process? The pantomime season is still in full swing with many theatres offering socially distanced and reduced capacity shows throughout December but if you can’t get to a theatre or need to stay safe at home then there is no need to miss out! The Dementia Network is here to help.
We have listed the best ‘at home’ offerings for you to choose from – enjoy one or all of them from Advent to New Year. Many offer ‘family tickets’ or a one off fee to stream the show starting from as little as £11.50, so if you haven’t been able to afford to catch this festive treat before, now’s your chance! Enjoy a night ‘out’ at the theatre with no queues for the loo or having to reserve your drink in advance and you’ll always have the best seat in the house.
Filled with panto humour, upbeat musical numbers and all the characters you know and love, this production is specially adapted to ensure a safe, comfortable and magical experience for all. Nottingham Playhouse are offering people three ways to watch – either in person, livestreamed, or pre-recorded to allow you to choose the date and time you settle down to Boo and Cheer at the screen. Click HERE for more details.
Panto Live are presenting the World’s First interactive live stream pantomime – allowing you to watch Cinderella from anywhere in the world with a stable internet connection. The pantomime will be broadcast completely live with no pre-recording. There are interactive buttons, live chat, sing a longs and a downloadable panto pack. Grab your tickets whilst you can – click HERE.
Filmed in front of a live audience at the Brindley Theatre in Runcorn, this pre-recorded pantomime is available to download throughout December and is suitable for audiences aged 3-103! Starring Benidorm’s favourite, Crissy Rock as Fairy Nuff and packed full of dazzling costumes, spectacular scenery and amazing special effects, Sleeping Beauty is the perfect online Christmas treat. For more information click HERE.
Goldilocks and the 3 Bearz
Goldilocks and the 3 Bearz is a partly live, partly pre-recorded interactive retelling of a favourite children’s story in the panto style. Created by the Basel English Panto company, proceeds from the show helps support disadvantaged girls through their senior schooling at the Starehe Girls’ Centre in Nairobi, Kenya. To find out more, click HERE.
Jack and the Beanstalk
Blue Peter legend Peter Duncan will be keeping thousands entertained this Christmas with his fantastic socially distanced pantomime complete with ingenious sets, fabulous costumes and even a real beanstalk! Profits from the show will also go towards helping a number of worth charities. For more information click HERE.
The Snow Queen
This year Peter Rowe’s Rock ‘n’ Roll panto is reimagined, bringing a brand-new adventure and all your favourite actor-musicians right into your living room! Featuring iconic songs like Let’s Get Loud, If I Had a Hammer, I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles), I Can See Clearly Now and Love on Top, The Snow Queen will be a sumptuous spread of music, mischief and mayhem for all the family. Every single performance taking place on stage is being live streamed into your homes – to enjoy this rock n roll panto, find out more HERE.