Children's theatre

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Hottest front-room seats: the best theatre and dance to watch online
From live streams of new plays to classics from the archive, here are some of the top shows online now or coming soon

Chris Wiegand Stage editor

11, Apr, 2021 @9:16 AM

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Regent’s Park Open Air theatre to launch summer season with Romeo and Juliet
Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Carousel will also be staged along with two children’s plays as industry begins to reopen

Chris Wiegand

08, Apr, 2021 @10:32 AM

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The Snow Queen review – whirl through Scarborough's winter wonderland
Polly Lister plays umpteen parts in this spirited Hans Christian Andersen adaptation filmed at Stephen Joseph theatre

Chris Wiegand

06, Jan, 2021 @9:26 AM

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The Listies: the 10 funniest things we have ever seen (on the internet)
We asked funny folk for links that make them laugh. For children’s comedy duo Richard Higgins and Matt Kelly, it involves laughing at kids as much as with them

The Listies

30, Dec, 2020 @4:30 PM

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The snow must go on: top theatre shows to watch online this Christmas
Andrew Lincoln is Ebenezer Scrooge and Mother Christmas steps into the spotlight ... there are plenty of festive treats to watch at home this winter

Chris Wiegand

18, Dec, 2020 @6:34 PM

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Bluey's Big Play: Australia's favourite cartoon puppy finally makes her way to the stage
A theatrical adaptation of the beloved children’s TV show is about to premiere after a long, Covid-interrupted journey

Walter Marsh

15, Dec, 2020 @4:30 PM

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'We never looked back!' Filskit's fabulous 10-year adventure in theatre
Their inventive family shows have covered the climate crisis, the brain and, now, the Covid-19 pandemic. The mischievous trio discuss their story so far

Chris Wiegand

15, Dec, 2020 @10:29 AM

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The Magic of Christmas review – Clare Grogan steps in to help Santa find his way
Filmed at Pitlochry when a live show was prevented, Elizabeth Newman’s charming adventure channels star power to rescue festive spirit

Mark Fisher

10, Dec, 2020 @8:00 PM

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Can't get to the theatre this Christmas? Open an online advent calendar
Until theatre lovers can experience that alchemy on stage again, this initiative is one way to brighten up the month for those who can’t visit a venue

Chris Wiegand

02, Dec, 2020 @3:12 PM

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Here's one I made earlier: Blue Peter daredevil Peter Duncan's DIY panto
The former children’s TV presenter has made a festive spectacular with friends and family. It’s Jack and the Beanstalk – filmed in his own back garden

Sam Wollaston

01, Dec, 2020 @4:09 PM

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Reach for the Stars review – high-flying heroines take children to infinity and beyond
The Little Angel theatre’s inspirational show uses dance, rap and puppets to tell real and fictional tales about trailblazing female astronauts

Chris Wiegand

16, Nov, 2020 @12:12 PM

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Play-Along Plink and Boo review – circus duo upend gender bias
Build yourself a cosy den and make your own props for an imaginative, stereotype-busting home theatre experience that can’t be confined

Chris Wiegand

11, Nov, 2020 @12:08 PM

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