The Legend of Moby Dick Whittington
London theatre news: Wednesday 11 November 2020
Christmas shows - Online - Streaming
Sleeping Trees are set to bring panto direct to our living rooms this December with an unusual take on the genre: The Legend of Moby Dick Whittington!
Joshua George Smith, James Dunnell-Smith, John Woodburn - The Sleeping Trees
Sleeping Trees are the latest company to recognise that panto in all its unique glory is impossible for some venues this year, given the situation with the continued circulation of the coronavirus.
You're probably aware that many pantos have already been cancelled, which means that the upcoming festive season is looking a little bleak from the panto perspective.
But that isn't stopping companies migrating their festive productions to the online world to stream shows direct to families to enjoy in the security of their own front rooms.
The Legend of Moby Dick Whittington will stream from 1 December 2020 to 5 January 2021 and the show is suitable for all ages with tickets from just £5.
Sleeping Trees are the creative team behind the critically acclaimed Goldilocks and the Three Musketeers at Battersea Arts Centre in 2019.
Audiences for this year's show will embark on a magical expedition using a few basic household items and their imaginations.
James Dunnell-Smith, Co-Artistic Director of Sleeping Trees, said ...
"We hope this project brings some much-needed joy into homes this Christmas, and keeps some of that special Christmas spirit alive and well.
Above all else, Christmas is about spending time with family and loved-ones, something that has been harder than ever in 2020, we hope this film demonstrates the importance of that, and no matter how tough things get, we always have one another to get us through."
Here's the trailer ...
Show listing information
Mayor of London, Dick Whittington, is turning on the Christmas lights of London for the very first time.
But, when a giant white whale swims into the Thames and swallows Santa Claus whole, Dick, his trusty sidekick Cat, and a whole host of fairy-tale favourites, must embark on a quest to stop Christmas being ruined forever.
With talking rats, cats, original music and plenty of chances to join-in, The Legend of Moby Dick Whittington is an unmissable festive treat for the whole family this Christmas.
Sleeping Trees, the creative team behind the critically acclaimed Goldilocks and the Three Musketeers at Battersea Arts Centre in 2019, will maintain their tradition of creating exciting and engaging pantomimes that the whole family can interact with as they would in a live theatre setting.
Audiences will embark on a magical expedition like no other using a few basic household items and their imaginations.
Sofas become boats and wooden spoons become swords to help the cast paddle through sea storms and escape the inside of a whale's belly, all from the comfort of their home.
Joshua George Smith
Joshua George Smith
Composer: Ben Hales
Director: Karry Frampton
Sound: Ben Hales
Video designer: Shaun Reynolds (Director of Photography)
Production: Alice Carter, The Sleeping Trees
From: Tuesday 1 December 2020
Closes: Tuesday 5 January 2021
Standard: From £5
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