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Horrible Histories – More Best of Barmy Britain!

Horrible Histories - More Best of Barmy Britain!

Earlier in the Summer holidays I enjoyed a day out with my 5 year old, watching The Emoji Movie. Today I got to spend the day with my 7 year old as we were invited to see the new production of Horrible Histories – More Best of Barmy Britain! at the Garrick Theatre in London.

We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead!

So it’s time to prepare yourselves for a special production of Horrible Histories featuring MORE of your favourite characters from our barmy past – and a brand new scene with wordy Will!

Find out why the Romans were revolting! Could you survive the vicious Vikings? Can evil Elizabeth entertain England? Would you party with the Puritans? Clap along with crazy King Charles! Dare you stand and deliver to dastardly Dick Turpin? Vomit with the vile Victorians and prepare to do battle in the frightful First World War!

It’s history with the nasty bits left in!

London, UK. 06.06.2012. The Birmingham Stage Company presents "Horrible Histories" at the Garrick Theatre, London, UK. Picture shows: Neal Foster (as Rex) and Alison Fitzjohn (as Queenie). Photography by Jane Hobson.

I absolutely loved it and I think my 7 year old quite enjoyed it too! We’ve never read any of the Horrible Histories books but I’m aware of them. My son has only recently started learning about history at school so I was interested to see his reaction to the show.

London, UK. 24.07.2015. Birmingham Stage Company presents, as part of the Horrible Histories series of stage shows, Barmy Britain Part III, at the Garrick Theatre. Cast is: Neal Foster and Anthony Spargo. Photograph © Jane Hobson.

It takes you through history, picking the really juicy and funny bits. The audience was quite young but the actors were amazing with all their costume changes. They played all their parts so well and there were lots of contemporary events thrown in, such as Brexit, which made the show feel strangely modern!

London, UK. 24.07.2015. Birmingham Stage Company presents, as part of the Horrible Histories series of stage shows, Barmy Britain Part III, at the Garrick Theatre. Cast is: Neal Foster and Anthony Spargo. Photograph © Jane Hobson.

Several times my son turned to me to ask if the actors were playing real people. He had heard of Kings and Queens but was a little confused. He loved it when the actors came off the stage into the audience, or when there was a song to sing. Yes, this is a very interactive show!

London, UK. 06.06.2012. The Birmingham Stage Company presents "Horrible Histories" at the Garrick Theatre, London, UK. Picture shows: Neal Foster (as Rex) and Alison Fitzjohn (as Queenie). Photography by Jane Hobson.

Terry Deary, the creator of Horrible Histories, is one of Britain’s best-selling authors of the 21st Century and the tenth most-borrowed author in British libraries. There are around 50 Horrible Histories titles with total sales of 25 million in 40 countries. He is also the author of over 200 fiction and non-fiction books for young people including his series of books Dangerous Days.

Birmingham Stage Company presents Horrible Histories – More Best of Barmy Britain!, written by Terry Deary and Neal Foster, showing from 4 August – 2 September at the Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0HH. The nearest tube stations are Charing Cross and Leicester Square.

Performances are Monday 2pm & 4pm, Wednesday to Friday 11.30am, and Saturday & Sunday 10am & 12pm. Running time is approximately 70 minutes without an interval. For tickets please contact the Box Office at 0330 333 4811 or www.nimaxtheatres.com

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    Ana De- Jesus
    August 8, 2017 at 12:04 am

    I used to read all the horrible histories when I was younger and would love to see it on stage. So glad that you had a good time! x

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    Michelle Murray
    August 8, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    We went to see Horrible Histories a few years ago and it was amazing. So much fun.

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    Ickle Pickle
    August 8, 2017 at 9:01 pm

    My teens absolutely loved Horrible Histories – such a great way to learn! Kaz x

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