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Oh, yes you can! Pantomime returns to a doorstep near you

With theatres dark across the country, pioneering artists are taking their shows on the road this Christmas * Coronavirus – latest updates * See all our coronavirus coverage “Dressing up” for the theatre in winter 2020 might now mean putting on an anorak, a woolly hat and gloves. While the chances of enjoying a full-length pantomime or a West End show remain very limited for many, ordering a performance, in the way you might order a cab or a takeaway, has become a reality. This weekend, a collaboration between the ride-hailing app FreeNow and the theatre company Gideon Reeling will transport characters from the classic pantomime Puss in Boots to residential streets. Where once a big festive night out for the family might have involved a black cab ride in the centre of town, now the cast will do all the travelling before emerging from inside a cab on the pavement outside your home. Continue reading...

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