Hi Folks! Miss the theater? Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Here are a few performances you can enjoy from home that look really fun for the whole family:
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice from the Southwark Playhouse in London will be available to stream online until March 14th. It is suitable for ages 8+. This new British musical explores the extraordinary world of a sorcerer and his rebellious daughter, as she discovers the astounding possibilities of her newfound magical powers. Showtimes are 7pm, and a matinee at 2:30pm (UK time), Running time 120 minutes, Price: £15 (+ £3 transaction fee.) For more information and tickets go to tSouthwark Playhouse.
For Shakespeare, fans, a live online performance of “Dream” based on “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” from Manchester’s Royal Shakespeare Company combines theater, music and technology in an exploration of the future of live performance. Puck invites you on a magical journey between dusk and dawn. With a cloud of fireflies lighting the way, you explore the forest and encounter four sprites, Moth, Peaseblossom, Cobweb and Mustardseed. But storm clouds gather on the horizon, threatening destruction. Dream is performed live in a specially created motion capture space. The movements of the performers drive the virtual avatars of the characters in real time in Epic Games’ Unreal Engine. The actors respond to audience direction and interaction, making each performance unique. Dream is suitable for children. Please note that the performance includes thunder and sudden, loud music, which some children may find scary. You may wish to adjust your volume, or use their visual soundscape to help you understand whether the performance is right for any children you’re planning to watch with. You are welcome to watch as a family. You need one ticket per household unless you want to be able to interact with the performance on multiple devices. It runs March 12-20th, with varied showtimes. Run time is 50 minutes.
The Young Vic Theater has a whole digital series of short films kids can watch online for free inspired by Young Vic productions and also going behind the scenes with exclusive interviews:
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