Drive-in Christmas pantomimes announced for socially-distanced festive season
17 September 2020, 12:09
Panto season is going ahead this year, but you’ll have to sing along from the comfort of your car...
Well, thanks to this special drive-in show – oh yes it will!
Birmingham Stage Company will put on a production of Horrible Christmas, a pantomime inspired by Terry Deary’s Horrible Histories book series, across the UK this festive season, inviting car-bound audiences to pull up to ‘drive-ins’ to watch.
The pantomime tells the story of a young boy trying to save Christmas, and explores some of the history behind the festive time.
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Panto-lovers will be able to watch the show from the comfort of their cars, which will be spaced more than two metres apart. The pantomime’s sound will be picked up through car radios.
“We can’t wait to be back on stage in cities and towns that will be crying out for a Christmas show to entertain their families,” Horrible Histories manager Neal Foster said.
Tickets for the event cost £45 per car. Venues and dates for the pantomime are yet to be released.
The Car Park Panto will visit Birmingham, Bristol, Liverpool, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Cardiff.
It will also entertain families in Nottingham, Plymouth, Sheffield, Leeds, Leicester, Southampton, Exeter, Northampton and Chelmsford.
Food and drink services will be available, and toilet facilities, but all with strict social distancing measures in place.