ABERDEEN Arts Centre have joined forces with pantomime company, TaleGate Theatre Productions, to stream a professional production of last year’s box office smash, ‘Aladdin’ free-of-charge to schools across Aberdeen City and Shire.
More than 80 schools have signed up so far to the free stream, available from Dec 1, giving hundreds of children the opportunity to experience a magical pantomime from the comfort and safety of their own classrooms.
Stephanie Walls, Aberdeen Arts Centre manager said: “As we await further announcements from the Scottish Government, we wanted to explore alternative ways of bringing the magic of theatre and some much-needed Christmas fun to the children of Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.
“Alongside this streaming version of last year’s box office smash ‘Aladdin’, we’re working behind the scenes with TaleGate Theatre to produce a live pantomime for socially-distanced audiences, if restrictions will allow.
“Our team has been working hard for the last few months to adapt our theatre to allow for socially distanced performances to take place.
“Deep cleaning and one-way systems are already in place, so we’re ready to hit the ground running as soon as we enter the required tier level to open our auditorium.”