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Key Stage One +

Little Angel Puppet Theatre - The Little Fish

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A curious little fish wants to explore the big, wide world outside of his fish bowl in a house in Cross Street. One brave leap from the window takes the little fish down into the gutter, along the Thames and beyond. As the little fish will learn, a big adventure is often what it takes to make us appreciate the familiarity of home.

This show has been created by Lyndie Wright, Sarah Wright and Mike Shepherd in association with Little Angel Theatre.

Little Angel Puppet Theatre- Flyboy and the Robot

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A free showing performed by Matthew Robins. 

Bamboozle - Moonsong Lockdown Project

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Bamboozle Theatre has created a host of engaging videos based around its recent production of Moon Song. The videos include songs for you to learn and join in with at home, as well as creative and crafty projects. Bamboozle Theatre specialise in creating amazing experiences for children with learning disabilities and those on the autistic spectrum, so this inclusive programme is perfect for all little ones, parents and carers to enjoy.

Disney Cruise Line - Tangled: The Musical

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Best day ever! We're sharing a special presentation of Disney Cruise Line’s “Tangled: The Musical.” Plus, check out the blog for some crafty bonuses. Now, from our crew to yours, enjoy the show!

Disney Cruise Line - Frozen: a Musical Spectacular

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Get ready for another fun family night hosted by Disney Cruise Line! This time we’re bringing the world of Arendelle into your homes with a virtual watch party of our Broadway-style stage production, “Frozen, A Musical Spectacular.”

Cirque du Soleil 

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At Cirque du Soleil, we offer an escape from everyday life through the delight and whimsy of our shows. Let us welcome you into our world where awe-inspiring show footage and fan favorite videos will transport you. Just for you, from us. Enjoy!

Unicorn Theatre - Brother Anansi & Brother Snake

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Unicorn Theatre's Unicorn Online provides digital theatre experiences for children.

Key Stage Three +

Shakespeare's Globe - Romeo & Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet (2019) YouTube Premiere is available until February half-term 2021. 

 

A violent street brawl between their rival families is the prelude to Romeo’s first encounter with Juliet. Despite this, and the fact that Juliet has been promised to another man in marriage, they fall in love. But any plans for their future happiness are cruelly destroyed by renewed violence between the two families – and while the adults remain almost comically preoccupied with their own affairs, among their children a hidden tragedy begins to unfold.

First Encounter RSC- King Lear

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This edited version of King Lear was created specifically for younger audiences and played in schools across England as well as at the Park Avenue Armory in New York, where this film was made.

Gate Theatre- The Unknown Island

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The Unknown Island is a beautiful, inventive and rebellious adventure story about dreaming of the impossible and trying to cross the vast distances between ourselves and each other. Based on Nobel prize-winning novelist Jose Saramago’s short story, The Tale of the Unknown Island, adapted for the stage by Ellen McDougall and Clare Slater.

Key Stage Four +

Kneehigh Theatre - The Neon Shadow

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A man in isolation waits at his window for a sign of life in the outside world. When he sees someone looking back, his heart skips a beat and a secret love begins to blossom. Not brave enough to speak his truth, the man turns to technology to help him transform into everything he wishes he could be. But technology has other ideas…

Leeds Playhouse- Missing People by Brian Birch 

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Missing People by Pinter Prize-winning playwright Brad Birch, explores the similarities and mistranslations of a Japanese and British family thrown together through a cross-cultural marriage. This is the first co-production undertaken by Leeds Playhouse and Kani Public Arts Center, Japan.

Curve Theatre, Leicester- Memoirs of an Asian football club

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Based of Riaz Khan's autobiography and directed by Nikolai Foster, this gritty, spirited and colourful production will be available throughout the duration of lockdown. It’s a story which celebrates the unique spirit of Leicester and we felt now was an important moment to be reminded of this vibrancy.

Boulevard Theatre- These Folk 

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These Folk is a fully improvised show, complete with folk-inspired improvised songs and music. Everything is discovered in the moment, using suggestions from the audience.

Gecko Theatre- The Time of your life 

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The Time of Your Life has an ordinary man at its heart. Desperate to feel different and to find a real human connection in a world consumed by social networks and mass advertising, the man embarks on a journey through rooms representing different milestones in his life. The rooms are transformed using powerful visual effects to create an increasingly vivid world for the viewer that disintegrates as quickly as it appears. This physical theatre  piece is 30 minutes long.

Curve Theatre, Leicester & Birmingham REP- The Importance of Being Earnest, by Oscar Wilde

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Bachelor Jack Worthing and his best mate Algernon Moncrieff hope to marry society’s most eligible ladies, Gwendolen Fairfax and Cecily Cardew. But the lads’ courtship of the women is far from straight forward! With double identities, plenty of ‘Bunburying’ and a number of hostile encounters with the formidable Lady Bracknell, the pair become embroiled in a web of mistaken identities with hilarious consequences.

Lin Manuel Miranda- 21 Chump St 

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Lin-Manuel Miranda turns a piece of reporting into a 14-minute Broadway musical.

Union Theatre- Girls like that, by Evan Placey 

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A naked photo of Scarlett goes viral. Rumours spread across smart phones like wildfire and her reputation becomes toxic, threatening to shatter the fragile unity of the girls she has grown up with. But how long can Scarlett remain silent? And why isn’t it the same for boys? 13+

Theatre Royal Haymarket- Cookies, by Emily Jenkins

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Inspired by true stories, Cookies was commissioned as part of the Cyberscene Project; an inspirational theatre initiative which supports the health and well-being of young people affected by cyber bullying and other online issues.

Key Stage Five

Curve Theatre, Leicester - What The Butler Saw, by Joe Orton 

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Dr Prentice, a psychiatric doctor in a private clinic, is attempting to interview – and seduce – would-be secretary Geraldine. Unwittingly surprised by his wife, he hides the girl. The affairs multiply as Mrs Prentice is seduced and blackmailed by young bellhop Nicholas Beckett and promises him the secretarial post. When a government inspector arrives, closely followed by Sergeant Match who is in search of missing parts of Winston Churchill, chaos, cross-dressing and mistaken identity lead the charge.

Curve Theatre, Leicester - My beautiful  laundrette, by Hanif Kureishi

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Hanif Kureishi’s iconic and Oscar-nominated screenplay My Beautiful Laundrette was brought to the stage in Autumn 2019 and directed by Curve’s Artistic Director Nikolai Foster.   15+

Bush Theatre- Monday Monologues

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Monday Monologues series brings you new work from the most exciting UK and Irish writers, including Travis Alabanza, Natasha Brown, Shaun Dunne, Sophie Ellerby and Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu. Written and recorded during the lockdown.

Digital Theatre+ 

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Join thousands of schools worldwide with unlimited access to a rich collection of award-winning productions – including Frantic Assembly's Things I Know To Be True, The Crucible starring Richard Armitage, and Liverpool Everyman's Macbeth – as well as instructional guides and exclusive behind-the-scenes insights, enabling you to help students of all abilities excel in class and beyond.

 

To discover what Digital Theatre+ can do for you and inquire about free trial access, please contact marketing@digitaltheatre.com.

Battersea Arts Centre- No way out

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A surreal, theatrical adventure in which a young person escapes into a seemingly empty building at night and meets a mysterious guide who offers them an alternative way out. Filmed in Battersea Arts Centre, in one continuous, unbroken shot, this is an immersive journey through a labyrinth of rooms and corridors, propelled by performances by extraordinary artists.