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Theatre tips & treats for families looking for online half term entertainment

In Audio, Children's theatre, Features, London theatre, Musicals, Online shows, Opinion, Plays, Regional theatre, Touring by The Family StageLeave a Comment

After a gruelling half term of home learning, families across the country are gearing up for another half term holiday with nowhere to go. But staying at home doesn’t have to mean having nothing to do, with a wide range of online activities available to entertain children of all ages.

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From online festivals to streaming platforms, here’s a digital theatre catch-up to lift your spirits

In Children's theatre, Dance, Features, Festivals, London theatre, Musicals, Online shows, Plays, Regional theatre by Louise PennLeave a Comment

Welcome to our first 2021 round-up of digital shows available for you to watch in the next few weeks.

From large-scale musicals to Zoom experiences, student showcases to the Bard, film and comedy, children’s theatre to audio pieces, storytelling to…

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NEWS: Finalists announced for new online theatre award OnComm

In Audio, Awards, Children's theatre, London theatre, Musicals, Native, News, Online shows, Plays, Press Releases, Quotes by Press Releases

Since the start of the Covid pandemic closures in 2020, many independent, alternative and fringe theatre venues and companies across the UK and beyond responded to the challenges of lockdowns by taking their shows online – and OffWestEnd has responded to this whole new strand of theatre by launching a new award, the OnComm, for the best of this new stream of online theatre.

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NEWS: Mangled Yarn Theatre brings feel-good festive spectacular Every Time a Bell Rings to Bedford’s Place Theatre

In Children's theatre, Featured Shows, Native, News, Online shows, Plays, Press Releases, Quotes, Regional theatre by Press Releases

This Christmas Mangled Yarn Theatre is presenting Every Time a Bell Rings, a festive collection of heart-warming, emotional and comical stories inspired by the diverse Bedford community. The production, a sort of prequel to It’s a Wonderful Life, runs at the The Place Theatre, Bedford from 18 to 23 December 2020.

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NEWS: Studio 3 Arts present their festive family theatre adaptation of The Princess & the Pea with a twist

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This Christmas Studio 3 Arts will present their family theatre adaptation of The Princess and the Pea performed from 10-20 December 2020 at various times throughout the day. This fully socially distanced and Covid-19 secure play will be staged at the iconic Eastbury Manor House in Barking for groups of up to six people. The famous and much-loved fairy tale …

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‘There’s some interesting use of technology’: GUANTANAMO BOY/HER – Half Moon Theatre (Online review)

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I noticed that there were a pair of Half Moon Theatre productions – Guantanamo Boy and her – which involved Brolly, a collaboration between designer/illustrator Rachana Jadhav and writer/director Dominic Hingorani for whom design is a key element and who integrate live performance with digital technologies.