Sheffield venues team up for world’s first interactive live stream panto

Sheffield venues team up for world’s first interactive live stream panto

Sheffield’s FlyDSA Arena and Sheffield City Hall have teamed up with Panto Live to bring Cinderella Live – The World’s first Interactive Live Stream Pantomime – live into your living room this Christmas.

This will be an online pantomime being broadcasted completely live in a uniquely interactive experience. Panto Live is the world’s first company to integrate a pantomime audience into a virtual set through the use of interactive buttons, live chat, uploads for the best-dressed at home, sing-a-longs  and a downloadable pack.

It includes a completely virtual world designed with Unreal Engine, a game engine, to re-create all the magic traditional pantomimes bring, so you can boo, laugh, cheer, clap, shout “Behind You!” and even sing along with the cast in this ground-breaking fully interactive pantomime. 

Chris Rankin

Chris Rankin, who played Percey Weasley in the Harry Potter films and will play the Fairy Godfather in this brand new production said; “I am over the moon to be working on this innovative production that will give the audience the feeling that they are sitting in the theatre itself as the actors perform Cinderella Live!”

One of the creators and director of the show Daniel Coll said; “Panto audiences want to feel they are taking part and we have created a way to do that from home”.

“In this live show the audience will take control of many of the usual reactions a theatre audience would. By pressing buttons that trigger the sounds in the studio, they get to interact as if they were in the theatre itself.

“It is just amazing to see young children get totally engaged along with their families, as they experience the sheer joy of pantomime from home”

Producer Lianne Collinson said; “Pantomimes are the best way to tell an interactive story we all love. We are so thrilled to bring you fantastic costumes, special effects, great music and singers along with many more star names still to be announced”.

Co-Producer and Director of Photography Ben McNeill said; “The joy of this production is that we will be broadcasting live using the latest technology to offer high end TV production combined with a brilliant theatre experience. It will be a very special occasion and will pave the way for a new way of working in the future. This production will look and sound wonderful on phones, tablets, computer devices and be truly stunning when watched on a TV.”

Along with star names, including Jessica Ellis and Martin Callaghan, Cinderella Live will also include competitions.

Director Daniel Coll added; “There is something for all the family!”

Tickets for Cinderella Live – The Word’s First Interactive Live Stream Pantomime are priced £14.97 (Early Booking) or £19.75 standard for performances on 18, 19 & 24 December 2020 are now available online from the Arena & City Hall
Ashley Birch
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