After postponing their annual Christmas pantomime, The Queen of Hearts, Greenwich Theatre announces the return of Christmas spirit with a triple bill line-up.
First up will be their home-grown production of The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, directed by James Haddrell (The Jungle Book, Here). This exciting, fun-filled adaptation of Joan Aiken’s classic children’s novel, is a magical, musical, wintry treat. Alongside the live, socially distanced, performance, audience members have the opportunity to join members of the cast in an online, interactive experience set in the same wintry world, where children will be able to be part of a unique interactive adventure, all from the comfort of their own homes.
Next will be the European Arts Company’s socially distanced production of A Christmas Carol, a heart-warming production in the presence of the author himself. Finally, the theatre will present Comedy Club 4 Kids, with some of the best family friendly stand-ups and sketch acts from the international circuit performing at Greenwich Theatre this festive season.
With the global pandemic closing theatres across the country, Greenwich Theatre has been overwhelmed by the support provided by its local audiences, alongside funding support from Arts Council England. Now, after mounting the ambitious six-month online programme Greenwich Connects, the team are delighted to be injecting some festive spirit into the heart of the community and welcoming audiences back to the venue. With Government guidelines changing daily, the team at Greenwich are dedicated to providing and implementing safety measures to ensure the safety of audience, staff and performers without taking away from the magic of theatre.