A LOCAL theatre is encouraging hospitals, hospices and care homes to apply to broadcast their Christmas pantomime.

Theatre Royal Stratford East has announced the free broadcast of this year’s pantomime Dick Whittington to local hospitals, hospices and care homes in East London and Essex.

Following the success of 2017’s live streaming of Rapunzel to Newham University Hospital, Saint Francis Hospice and Richard House Children’s Hospice, Theatre Royal Stratford East will once again share the experience of their annual panto with these charities. The theatre is also inviting other local hospitals, hospices and care homes to apply to broadcast the show, enabling people to come together and enjoy a pantomime this Christmas who would otherwise not have the opportunity.

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Flo Paul, Head of Learning & Participation at Theatre Royal Stratford East, said: “We’re delighted to be able to offer this streaming service to people in our local community who are not able to make it to Theatre Royal Stratford East to see our much-loved annual panto.”

Expect Stratford East’s much-loved mix of original show-stopping songs, belly-tickling laughs and sprinkle of magic (and perhaps a bit of snow) in this year’s festive treat for all ages.

Dick Whittington will be captured live from Theatre Royal Stratford East and made available for streaming from Thursday, December 12, to Sunday, January 12. To apply to broadcast the show, email getinvolved@stratfordeast.com