Families enjoy special livestreamed pantomime

Published: December 29, 2016

Families enjoy special livestreamed pantomime

Children and families at Richard House were treated to a pantomime performance of Sinbad the Sailor today, live streamed to them by The Theatre Royal Stratford East. They were able to watch it on the big screen at the hospice, or from their devices at home.

The camera team at the Theatre set up five multi-cameras and microphones places around the auditorium early this morning and then set up the live feed, which could be then watched online via a password protected page on the website.

Laura Roden attended along with her niece Hope, a service user at the hospice. She said: “We are really enjoying the pantomime. Hope is having lots of fun and really getting involved – she has even been shooting the bad guys on the screen with a toy gun!” It was Hope’s 4th birthday today and the actors surprised her by singing happy birthday.

Marcus Romer, associate artist at the Theatre said: “We are a people’s theatre and that means we want to be available to everyone. Technology allows people to come together so this is a real opportunity for us and we are delighted to be here.”

The pantomime, which was made possible with support from Galliard Homes, was also livestreamed to Bart’s Health Trust Hospitals.