A visit to a pantomime is likely one of the highlights of the festive season for a lot of households.
Sadly, many theatres have needed to cancel their productions this Christmas as social distancing restrictions make them too difficult to stage.
The place there is a will, there is a manner although – and a lot of drive-in performances are beginning to crop up.
The Parking Lot Social has already introduced it is going to be staging Cinderella as a part of its drive-in Winter Pageant on the Trafford Centre in December.
And now one other drive-in panto is coming to the area, in partnership with the Birmingham Stage Firm and Horrible Histories.
Automotive Park Panto will pull in to the AJ Bell Stadium in Salford on December 26 and 27 with 5 productions of Horrible Christmas throughout the 2 days.
When Christmas comes underneath menace from a jolly man wearing purple, it’s as much as one younger boy to avoid wasting the day.
From Victorian villains to Medieval monks, Puritan events to Tudor treats, the present guarantees to take the viewers on a hair-raising journey via the historical past of Christmas within the firm of Charles Dickens, Oliver Cromwell, King Henry VIII and St Nicholas as all of them be part of forces to avoid wasting the festive season.
Organisers say it is ‘a celebration of Christmas in essentially the most great, humorous and shifting manner you may ever see’.
The occasion has already offered out 10 different venues across the nation and follows on from a sequence of Automotive Park Theatre occasions staged over the summer season.
Horrible Histories actor and supervisor Neal Foster, from Birmingham Stage Firm, stated: “We have been thrilled to be invited to participate within the run of Automotive Park Get together occasions across the nation and have been overwhelmed by the response of the viewers, who have been clearly delighted and relieved to see actors dwell on stage once more.
“I used to be completely shocked by simply how nicely Automotive Park Theatre labored and cherished the entire collective expertise.”
He added: “We won’t wait to be again on stage in cities and cities that will likely be crying out for a Christmas present to entertain their households.
“As you’d anticipate from Horrible Histories, it’s not a standard pantomime, however a journey via the story of Christmas within the firm of the season’s most lovely characters.
“It’s the proper story for households this winter, as one younger boy battles to avoid wasting Christmas for the world, on this hilarious, joyous and shifting celebration.”
Tickets are on sale now priced at £47 per automobile, plus a £2.50 reserving price.
Performances happen at 2pm and 5pm on December 26, and 11am, 2pm and 5pm on December 27.
Go to carparkparty.com to guide.