In Brief

Best stage shows and musicals for children to stream online

Get the family together and watch these brilliant productions

Even though the curtains are currently down for theatres in London’s West End and New York’s Broadway some of the shows are still going on… in the digital world. 

Parents can keep the kids entertained during the lockdown with a number of family-friendly stage shows and musicals which are available to be streamed online. 

Here we pick out some of the best ones to watch...

Shrek The Musical 

Where to watch: rent for £2.49 or buy for £5.99 on YouTube  Shrek, Princess Fiona and Donkey hit the stage in this award-winning Broadway musical based on the movie. There are 17 all-new songs for the family to enjoy.

#CirqueConnect: Cirque du Soleil

Where to watch: free on YouTube Through its #CirqueConnect platform, Cirque du Soleil is publishing a weekly 60-minute special production during the lockdown. Spectacular moments feature from shows such as Alegria, Kooza and .

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Cinderella

Where to watch: free on YouTube At Easter the Mercury Theatre in Colchester shared a recording of this classic panto that kids will love.

The Wind in the Willows the Musical 

Where to watch: £2.99 at willowsmusical.com Rufus Hound stars as Mr Toad in this production captured live from the London Palladium. The cast also includes Denise Welch as Mrs Otter and Gary Wilmot as Badger.

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Snow Mouse

Where to watch: free on Vimeo  Wrap up warm (on the sofa) and get cosy for 30 minutes of mousey bliss. Join two new friends on an adventure in a magical forest full of play, puppetry and music.

I Want My Hat Back

Where to watch: free on YouTube  Jon Klassen’s beautiful picture book is adapted with puppetry by Ian Nicholson and Samuel Wilde.

The Paper Dolls

Where to watch: free on YouTube Co-produced by PolkaTheatre and Little Angel Theatre, The Paper Dolls stars Jane Crawshaw as Rosie and Samantha Sutherland as Mum and Tommy.

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