Easter holiday theatre
Updated: Mar 22, 2021
No sooner have children gone back to school than they are on holiday again! Easter theatre treats are still online but there are some goodies to book now. Show your support.
Where the Bugaboo Lives
14 March–2 May, Little Angel Theatre
The Little Angel Theatre’s first made-for-zoom, choose-your-own adventure style show for 5–11 year olds. Join Floyd and Ruby on their journey through the dark shadowy valley behind their house, as you decide which path they take and what monsters they meet. Ages 5–11. Tickets £13.50 per household via Zoom. Click here to book.
20 March–12 April, Shakespeare's Globe
Brilliant series of workshops and storytelling on individual plays via zoom. Sessions are age appropriate and suitable from ages 3–12+. Buy one ticket per household and pay as much as you can (from £20). Plays include The Tempest, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Othello and Macbeth. Click here for full schedule and to book.
Curse of the Crackles
13 March–11 April, Shoreditch Town Hall
Riff is a good dog and the most excellentist puppy, but she needs your help! The world is in chaos – listen… It’s the Crackles! Those annoying little bits of naughty have muddled up all the sounds in the universe and now it’s up to you and Riff the puppy to put them all back. A hilarious interactive audio adventure that immerses you in a brilliantly chaotic quest. Ages 7–11. £3.50 per household. Click here to book.
19–26 March Half Moon Theatre; 10 April, Southbank
Loving the look of this co-production from the Half Moon and Z-arts. Written by the brilliant Laura Dockrill and with music by the Maccabee's Hugo White, it uses puppets and poetry to explore love, loss, identity and memory. Click here for a preview. Ages 4–9. (Closed captioning for hard of hearing audiences).
For Half Moon tickets click here. Screened free via Vimeo. Donation suggested. Southbank tickets released on 31 March. Via Zoom.
Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun to end March, Morpheus Theatre
An interactive new show for families (8+) which challenges young detectives to test the security of an eccentric billionaire’s museum and steal his new treasure, the fabulous lost Faberge egg. Audiences wear blindfolds to immerse themselves in the show as actors guide them through their decision-making.
At £39 for a Zoom link, this is expensive but it sounds great fun. Click here for more details and to book. There is also a show for teens, Spymaker.
We Cover the Universe
10 April, Southbank
10 April is family day at the Southbank. Alongside Dust, they are streaming this interactive sensory show for the under 5s. 10am, 11.30am, 2pm. £5 via Zoom. Tickets released on 31 March.
14–17 April, Old Vic
Streaming live from an empty theatre, The Lorax’s magical battle to save his beloved truffula trees and the whole of Paradise Valley from the go-getting Once-ler resonates today louder than ever. Ages 6+.
Shows at 7pm with additional matinees at 3pm Fri, Sat. Tickets: £20, £30, £40 via zoom. Click here to book.
Emily Turner, 17 March 2021