The Glasgow Community Panto is returning this year with its unique 'Glesga' take on A Christmas Carol. 

The third annual community pantomime will be 'A Hauntingly Hilarious Family Panto' by Halo Arts, a Glasgow based production company known for its community events and youth theatre programme. 

The socially conscious pantomime is advertised as a low-cost alternative to pantomimes taking place in the city centre, and free tickets will also be given to local charities and community groups, as well as 3200 school pupils. 

Founder of Halo Arts and writer and producer of A Christmas Carol, Brendon McIlroy, said: "A Christmas Carol will be a unique and accessible show for all the family that's like nothing else going on in Glasgow just now. The panto landscape has changed significantly due to the pandemic with so many of the big players and even smaller scale shows not having ran since 2019. 

"I'm so thankful that due to support from Glasgow City Council and our sponsors, we are able to go ahead and give the people of Glasgow a well-earned laugh this December."

The panto will run from December 8-11 at Govan's Pearce Institute and from the 16-19 at Maryhill CCH. 

Shows start at 7.30pm and there will be some early afternoon Saturday matinees. 

Early bird tickets to the 80-minute panto are on sale until October 15 and cost £9 for children and £11 for adults. Click HERE to purchase.