Drive-in Christmas pantomime show coming to Scotland

The Car Park Panto is gearing up to tour outdoor venues across the UK and will make a pit stop in Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Drive-in: The Car Park Panto will take place in Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Edinburgh and Glasgow will host a drive-in Christmas pantomime show.

The Car Park Panto is gearing up to tour outdoor venues across the UK.

Horrible Christmas, which is being put on by Birmingham Stage Company, has been 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.

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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.”

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The show will also visit Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Chelmsford, Exeter, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, Manchester, Northampton, Nottingham, Plymouth, Sheffield and Southampton.

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