Two lounges, both alike in dignity, on the internet is where we lay our scene… On Demand silliness is being brought to us by Peterborough’s Lamphouse Theatre.

Over the coming weeks ESP aims to keep you informed and entertained so we’re delighted to share this innovative bright idea with you by one of our local theatre companies.

Lamphouse Theatre has just launched a brand new online platform called Lamphouse On Demand.

Lamphouse On Demand is an online subscription service, just like Netlfix, but for theatre. For just £6.99 a month (that’s right, just £6.99!), you will have full access to a fantastic range of Lamphouse Theatre’s previous productions to watch whenever you want. These shows include the ever popular Suitcase Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet, which sees two actors perform the entire story of the star crossed lovers in just 45 minutes, using only what’s in their suitcases.

Lamphouse Theatre are known in Peterborough for telling epic stories in intimate settings, and now they’re back where they started…in their lounge! Loved for their madcap three, or even two person, versions of classic stories, Lamphouse has never been a company to shy away from a challenge. They once told the whole history of Peterborough, from the dawn of time to the present day, in just 60 minutes. So, seeing as we can’t go to the theatre at the moment, they’ve challenged themselves to bring you their exciting, hilarious, entertaining and music-filled theatre online.

When you sign up to Lamphouse On Demand you’ll receive full, anytime access to the shows, plus each week subscribers can watch an exclusive episode or live stream which, in traditional Lamphouse style, will be full of comedy, music and probably lots of hats. This will be filmed or streamed directly from the Lamphouse HQ living room to yours.

Artistic Director Tom Fox told ESP – “Even though the theatres have closed we won’t let that stop us! We’re really excited about bringing brilliant shows, scenes, sketches and plays straight to your living room to keep you all entertained and smiling through the next few months.

“You’ll be able to watch our version of The Jungle Book On Demand. This show is perfect for anyone aged 4 and up. You’ll also be able to access Suitcase Shakespeare which is great for anyone who is studying Romeo and Juliet or Macbeth.”

Lamphouse’s shows are for everyone. Adults, kids, families, grandparents, couples, mates, groups, tea-drinkers, beer-drinkers, music-lovers, those that enjoy standup, and those that adore theatre – everybody’s welcome!

Producer Becky Owen-Fisher added – “One of our audience members described Suitcase Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet as a ‘bonkers thing of beauty’ and that really sums up how we feel about theatre. Join us on this adventure and get the full Lamphouse experience without even moving from your sofa!”

If you’re at home with the family, or just looking for some original, interesting ways to while away the hours, Lamphouse On Demand is just what you need.

Head over to to find out more and subscribe today. Shows are also available to buy individually.


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