Christmas is saved! Drive-in panto will bring Horrible Histories to Cambridgeshire
So you thought all of this year’s pantomimes would be cancelled because of the pandemic. Well, we can tell you ‘Oh no they’re not’ as theatre companies are turning to the drive-in experience to ensure the shows can go on.
Obviously a drive-in show requires space, which is why IWM Duxford is set to host Horrible Christmas, a live show featuring the Horrible Histories crowd.
When Christmas comes under threat from a jolly man dressed in red, it’s up to one young boy to save the day – but can he save Christmas?
From Victorian villains to medieval monks, Puritan parties to Tudor treats, the show is promising hair-raising adventure through the history of Christmas in the company of Charles Dickens, Oliver Cromwell, King Henry VIII and St Nicholas as they all join forces to save the festive season.
There will be two performances of the touring show, presented by Car PArk Panto, in partnership with the Birmingham Stage Company, at Duxford on December 12 - at 2pm and 5pm.
The panto follows a summer tour, again using the drive-in formula, which proved very successful.
Horrible Histories actor and manager, Neal Foster, said: “We were thrilled to be invited to take part in the run of Car Park Party events around the country and were overwhelmed by the response of the audience, who were clearly delighted and relieved to see actors live on stage again.”
He added: “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 you’d expect from Horrible Histories, it’s not a traditional pantomime, but a journey through the story of Christmas in the company of the season’s most fabulous characters. It’s the perfect story for families this winter, as one young boy battles to save Christmas for the world, in this hilarious, joyous and moving celebration.”
Tickets are £45 per car. A £2.50 booking fee applies. Visit carparkparty.com .