Theatre Online is the ideal choice for schools wishing to access professional theatre performances online. All the productions that feature on the website have been specifically written, devised and filmed for schools. We work in close partnership with educational professionals to ensure all of our productions are entirely suitable and age appropriate for our audiences. We also supply a teachers' resource pack with every show offering additional learning opportunities.
The team at Theatre Online have established a long career in educational theatre and are responsible for some of the UK's most successful theatre in education performances. This includes 'Hope', the UKs longest running Anti Bullying performance.
www.panto-online.co.uk was established in 2020 to enable UK school children to have access to an entertaining and relevant pantomime performance in the midst of a global pandemic. We are continually evolving and responding to the needs of schools to reflect the changing educational landscape throughout Covid-19. Crucially, during remote learning, we are delighted to be able to offer schools the opportunity to share access to these productions with learners at home.
Meet the team!
Hazel May MacGregor - Producer
Hazel graduated from Langside College in 2005 with an HND in Acting and Performance. Since then she has worked extensively for several TIE and other theatre companies touring the UK and abroad. She is also experienced in screen acting having performed in a number of short films, adverts and online productions. As well as performing, Hazel is the Vice Principal and Comedy & Drama Tutor at “The Pauline Quirke Academy” in Glasgow. Hazel has a passion for music and enjoys singing, playing the guitar and even turns her hand to drumming on occasion. She is delighted to be involved with Theatre Online. At a time when live theatre is not possible she is passionate about young people still having access to quality theatre online.
Laura Tough - Choreographer
Laura has been choreographer for Take Away Theatre since 2009, leading on to her involvement with Theatre Online. Prior to this, Laura had vast experience working for several TIE Companies all over the UK and also spent many summers abroad working with Razzamataz Theatre Schools. This led to Laura starting her own company - StageRite Expressive Arts, giving children in the East End of Glasgow the chance to try their hand at acting, singing and dancing. One of Laura’s highlights of working with Theatre Online consisted of a man in a dress, and a pantomime cow with very poor spatial awareness dancing to ‘Here Come The Girls’!!!
Lee O'Driscoll - Producer
Lee trained at the prestigious Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and has worked extensively as a professional actor in the UK and abroad. Highlights include touring Europe with TNT Theatre's highly acclaimed production of A Christmas Carol, and, more recently, the UK tour of 'A Dash Through Dickens'. He has vast experience as a workshop leader having worked in over 2000 schools!. Lee also worked as a drama consultant for the Children's Parliament of Scotland. Directing highlights for the take away theatre company include: 'Hope' (the UK's most perfomed Anti Bullying Production), 'Tam O'Shanter' and 'During the War...'