World’s first drive-in Christmas panto to take place in Bristol

The world’s first drive-in pantomime is taking place in Bristol this Christmas.

Details of Car Park Panto were first revealed last week, with 10 locations across the UK announced including Cheltenham Racecourse.

With tickets proving popular and all venues selling out, organisers of the event have added more dates for the festive spectacle, including a run at Bristol Airport

In partnership with the Birmingham Stage Company and Horrible Histories, Car Park Panto will stage three fun-filled performances of Horrible Christmas at the airport on Saturday, December 19.

The show also takes place at Exeter Racecourse on December 18, Cardiff Airport on December 20 and The Royal Bath & West Showground in Shepton Mallet on December 22.

Horrible Christmas is the story of how Christmas came to be what it is today, enabling families to enter into the festive spirit in a safe, socially distanced manner from the comfort of their own car.

Horrible Histories actor and manager Neal Foster, of the Birmingham Stage Company, 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.

“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.”

What’s the Horrible Christmas panto about?

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, viewers will be taken 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 join forces to save the festive season.

A spokesperson said it’s a “celebration of Christmas in the most wonderful, funny and moving way you’ll ever see”.

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Tickets

There will be two performances at the Royal Bath & West Showground on Tuesday, December 22 at 2pm and 5pm.

Limited tickets for each show are priced at £47 per car, with an additional £2.50 booking fee.

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Car Park Party’s website.

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