Horrible Christmas carpark panto coming to Newark Showground in December
Theatres may still be closed but there will be a pantomime in Newark this year after all.
Families can enjoy Horrible Christmas at Newark Showground on Sunday, December 13 — from the comfort of their own cars.
There will be two performances of the drive-in pantomime at 2pm and 5pm.
A spokesman said: "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 across the UK to enter into the festive spirit in a safe, socially distanced manner — from the comfort of their own sleigh car."
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, join us on a 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.
It promises to be a celebration of Christmas in the most wonderful, funny and moving way you will ever see.
The carpark pantomime is a partnership with the Birmingham Stage Company and Horrible Histories.
Horrible Histories actor/manager Neal Foster said the audience for live theatre was huge, even during this current time.
"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," he said.
"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.”
There are limited tickets for each show priced at £45 per car,plus £2.50 booking fee.
For tickets and more information, go to https://www.carparkparty.com/