30th Oct, 2020

Christmas is cancelled? Oh no, it isn't!

Redditch Editorial 17th Sep, 2020 Updated: 19th Sep, 2020

Just when you thought your Christmas show had been cancelled, Horrible Histories comes to the rescue with their own unique take on the festive season.

HORRIBLE CHRISTMAS is the story of how Christmas came to be what it is today, enabling families to enter into the festive spirit in a safe, socially distanced manner, from the comfort of their own sleigh… I mean car.

The Car Park Panto show will visit locations all around the country this year including the West Midlands.

The performance, which is being put on by the Birmingham Stage Company, will be of Horrible Christmas, a pantomime inspired by the series of Horrible Histories children’s books by Terry Deary.

The pantomime will tell the story of a young boy trying to save Christmas and will also explore some of the history behind the festive season.

Audience members will have their tickets scanned through their car windows upon arrival at the outdoor venue.

Cars will then be parked more than two metres apart and audience members will watch the show from inside their vehicles, picking up sound from the performance via their radios.

Toilet facilities and food and drink will be available on site but social distancing measures will be in place.

Horrible Histories manager Neal Foster said:”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.”

As well as the West Midlands, the show will also visit Bristol, Liverpool, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Cardiff, Nottingham, Plymouth, Sheffield, Leeds, Leicester, Southampton, Exeter, Northampton and Chelmsford.

Venues and dates for the performances are yet to be announced.

We’ll keep you undated – oh yes we will!

 

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