The stage is set for a cracking idea to combat the corona blues this Christmas.
Car Park Party have teamed up with Horrible Histories to launch a nationwide car park panto, stretching from Birmingham to Glasgow.
The show follows on from the group’s summer of silliness which has kept the country happy with theatre, comedy and live music.
The drive in festive funster will see Horrible Christmas, from the comfort of a car. Christmas comes under threat from a jolly man dressed in red and 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 hair-raising adventure will take the audience 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.
Horrible Histories manager Neal Foster from the Birmingham Stage Theatre said: “ With normal everyday life still somewhat far away, the cost of the pandemic is continuing to be felt and whilst we still have Christmas to look forward to, it’s going to feel very different without the family trip to the theatre. Christmas is often the first time a child experiences live theatre and now with hundreds of shows, big and small, being cancelled throughout the land, families and children in particular are going to lose out on one the cornerstones of the festive period. Horrible Histories will hopefully go some way to providing the laughter and cheer with this perfect story for the times in a car park near you this December.
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 will cost £45 per car with a £2.50 booking fee applicable and venues and dates will be announced shortly via www.carparkparty.com
Rebecca Hay is an experienced travel writer and member of The British Guild of Travel Writers. Follow her adventures with her family on Twitter and Instagram @emojiadventurer and on Facebook via EmojiAdventurers2.
Photographs and images courtesy of Car Park Party