To celebrate the start of the school summer holiday, children’s entertainment charity The Flying Seagull Project will stream its end-of-term Spectacular live from Applecart Arts theatre in East London at 2pm on Wednesday 15 July 2020.
The Flying Seagull Spectacular is the story of a redundant lighthouse keeper who embarks on a highly interactive adventure involving pirates, magic, clowning and music. It is designed for children aged 4-11, but younger/older children and even adults frequently dissolve into laughter.
Having played to packed houses before the Covid-19 crisis, the show has been specially adapted with social distancing for the performers and new e-resources for schools and parents/carers.
Ash Perrin (clown name Bash), founder of The Flying Seagull Project, said: “Most children have been in lockdown for months so our aim is, as always, to get them laughing with a live experience they can share with their classmates. What’s different this year is that it is going to be online. We’re using multiple cameras, there’ll be engaging pre-show activities like popcorn-box making and a post-show discussion. Basically, we’re doing everything we can in these strange times to ensure that children aren’t forgotten and that the important end-of-year milestone is marked with a rich, memorable and fun live show.”
Local primary schools (in London, E13) and organisations working with vulnerable families can access the livestream free of charge. Further tickets are available nationwide at a cost of £3 per child, with reductions for group bookings. Any profits will be used to fund The Flying Seagull Project’s ongoing work entertaining underprivileged children in the UK and worldwide.
To book, please visit: https://applecartarts.com/in_the_theatre.php?id=1775&title=the-flying-seagull-spectacular