Theatre company live stream pantomime daily to entertain kids during Easter


A THEATRE company is ensuring the show will go on despite the lockdown by beaming pantomime directly into audience’s homes.

Rapunzel: The Lockdown Panto is a free, online show streaming every day this week via social media.

Families can tune in at 1.30pm to St Helens Theatre Royal’s Facebook and Instagram accounts to catch the topical play.

Producers Regal Entertainments Ltd revealed how the show had been painstakingly produced by the actors who recorded their parts at home, before being edited together.

Producer and Director at Regal Entertainments, Chantelle Nolan says: During the national lockdown we wanted to reward and entertain families for being responsible and isolating.

“So many of our customers were disappointed not to be able to come and see our Easter pantomime in St Helens, so we thought that, this year, we would bring the panto to them. 

“We have an incredibly talented cast, who are more than up to the challenge of creating a unique, new show and we’re going to put on a fantastic online show that all ages can enjoy.”

To watch the show, viewers will need to become a fan of the St Helens Theatre Royal Facebook or Instagram accounts where information to view will be posted, the show will launch daily at 1.30pm from Easter Sunday.