Family Musicals, Plays & Films you can watch from Home
The weather is not looking as great this coming week, so if you need some downtime as part of your weekly routine there are some great child-friendly online streamed musicals and plays showing, as well as a range of family films.
The Jungle Book Live
Wicked Productions have uploaded a ‘LIVE’ recording of their 2019 Easter production of ‘The Jungle Book’. The ‘LIVE’ performance will be available for you to watch FOR FREE from 5 pm on Saturday the 28th of March for one week only. For more details click HERE.
The Wind in the Willows
In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, the producers of the West End production of The Wind in the Willows will stream the show online for free, though ask for a small donation that will be given to theatre charities.
Based on the classic children’s story by Kenneth Grahame, the musical has a book by Julian Fellowes, music and lyrics by Stiles and Drewe and direction by Rachel Kavanaugh. The piece follows the various characters of the book including Mr Toad, Ratty and Mole, as they follow Toad’s insatiable need for speed. You can sign up and stream here.
National Theatre at Home
The National Theatre Collection brings the best of British Theatre to all UK state-funded schools for free. The collection includes recordings of 24 world-class productions, plus a range of tailored learning resources. From Shakespeare and Greek tragedy to contemporary literary adaptations, the Collection will support the primary and secondary curriculum. Find more details here.
For the next two months (starting 2nd April), every Thursday evening at 7pm, you can watch National Theatre Live productions streamed via YouTube into your living room!
Discover the best stories from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic in one place. From hit movies to timeless classics and new originals – there’s something for everyone. Disney Plus UK is currently offering a FREE 7-day trial, following this period it is £5.99 a month or £59.99 for a year.
Leeds Young Film Festival (LYFF)
Although Leeds Young Film Festival 2020 has been postponed, they want to make sure that you still have the opportunity to watch and discover new films, along with some family favourites. So why not snuggle up on the sofa together and immerse yourself in a magical world for a couple of hours? Each Friday LYFF will share a new Top Ten Family Films here.