Online venue stream.theatre has announced a packed season of productions over the festive period and into the new year including streamed and on demand content from feature length musical theatre, plays and dance, to a special selection of concerts and pantomimes for all the family.
stream.theatre will present 11 exclusive, brand new shows this Christmas, many of which have been filmed this month! From classic titles like Sasha Regan’s All Male Pirates of Penzance (captured this month from the West End’s Palace Theatre) to a less than typical pantomime, Potted Panto, (captured this month at the Garrick Theatre) to brilliant children’s theatre like The Elf Who Was Scared of Christmas (captured this month at Charing Cross Theatre).
Four productions are raising money for brilliant causes this Christmas too: The Ceremony, a new play by Catherine Tyldesley (Acting For Others, Leeds Heritage Theatres, Theatre Artists Fund), We Need a Little Christmas (Shelter, Crisis at Christmas) A Christmas Wish (Acting For Others) and Christmas With The Stars (Children with Cancer UK).
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The Ceremony (13 – 20 December)
A ‘work in progress’ one act comedy play written by and starring Catherine Tyldesley, with Sue Johnston, Paula Lane, Samantha Giles, Stephen Rahman-Hughes and Jodie Prenger.
The Elf Who Was Scared of Christmas (16 December – 4 January)
Family fun filmed on stage at the Charing Cross Theatre in December 2020 and starring Neil McDermott and Gina Beck.
A Christmas Wish (17 – 20 December)
A Virtual Concert in aid of Acting for Others, featuring stars of the West End and beyond. Hosted by Ben Stock & Hilary O’Neil.
Covidella and the Masked Ball (18 December – 7 January)
A traditional pantomime with original songs, performed by the graduating year of the multi-award winning drama college The MTA
Dick Whittington (19 – 23 December)
Immersion Theatre are thrilled to be returning to Alderford Lake this Christmas with Alderford’s first ever pop up panto: Dick Whittington!
We Need a Little Christmas (20 December – 1 January)
Star-studded festive concert in support of Shelter and Crisis at Christmas filmed at the Actors’ Church in London on 6 December. Hosted by Denise Welch and Amy Hart.
Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker (21 December – 1 January)
Go back to a simpler time and celebrate Moscow Ballet’s Christmas tradition with the whole family! Includes behind-the-scenes content and interviews.
Dame Flossie’s Panto at Home (21 – 31 December)
Christmas isn’t cancelled…oh no it isn’t! Dame Flossie is back, joined by Silly Billy and Princess Jill, for a special hour-long panto.
Potted Panto (24th December – 24th January)
7 classic pantomimes in 70 hilarious minutes! Filmed in the West End’s Garrick Theatre this month.
Christmas with the Stars (24 – 26 December)
Join a host of West End stars and the students of MX Masterclass singing their festive favourites all in aid of Children With Cancer UK.
All Male G&S: Pirates of Penzance (28 December – 3 January)
Filmed at the Palace Theatre, London. Sasha Regan’s All Male Company of pirates and their winsome lasses in an inventive new take on Gilbert & Sullivan’s much loved The Pirates of Penzance.
Untapped (10, 17, 24, and 31 January)
Four unique concerts celebrating musical theatre graduates from the past 10 years, telling their stories and performing with a live band.
The Last Five Years (29 – 31 January, 5 – 7 & 12-14 February)
Jason Robert Brown’s emotionally powerful Drama Desk Award winning musical filmed at the Southwark Playhouse in November 2020.
Waiting for Obama (11 – 17 January)
John Moore’s critically acclaimed play Waiting for Obama was an official selection of the New York International Fringe Festival.
The Poltergeist (25 – 31 January, then on Demand in February)
Philip Ridley’s darkly comic new play is about art, family, memory, and being haunted by the life we never lived. This five star production was captured at Southwark Playhouse.
Falling Stars (1-14 February)
Starring Peter Polycarpou and Sally Ann Triplett – a beautiful new song cycle homage to the composers, collaborators and publishers of the 1920s.