DeadSocial (now called MyWishes) devised and supported an initiative to video stream the pantomime ‘Cinderella’ from the Broadway Barking theatre to a range of hospices across the UK at Christmas.

An access code for the live video stream was generated and provided to 12 hospices across the UK. As well as being aired on TVs and large screens in hospices it was also provided to patients and their families to enable viewing on laptops, tablets, mobile phones etc. It was supported by Together for Short Lives and promoted by Help the Hospices. The initial announcement about our initiative can be found on the Together for Short Lives website.




The purpose of this project was to bring the joy and tradition associated with ‘the Christmas pantomime’ to all not matter what their circumstances. It was carried out for free with the kind support of volunteers and hospice staff across the UK. The stream was made available for free to as many hospices, patients and their families as possible.