Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain

Birmingham Stage Company presents

Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain

Tues 18 - Sat 22 Feb 2014

  • Presented at Belgrade Main stage
  • Tickets: Adults: £13.50 - £18 Children: £8.75 - £14 Family tickets: £35.25 - £51.25

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

So it’s time to prepare yourselves for Horrible Histories live on stage with a brand new show Barmy Britain with all new amazing 3D effects!

Can you beat battling Boudicca? What if a Viking moved in next door? Has William Wallace met his match? Would you lose your heart or head to horrible Henry? Can evil Elizabeth entertain England? Will Parliament survive gunpowder Guy? Can King Charles keep his head? Would you stand and deliver to dastardly Dick Turpin? Escape the clutches of Burke and Hare, move to the grove with party Queen Victoria and prepare to do battle in the frightful First World War!

It’s the horrible history of Britain with the nasty bits left in!

Age recommendation: 5+

Running time: approx 2hrs – incl 20 mins interval

Horrible Histories books are published by Scholastic Ltd. Horrible Histories is a trademark of Scholastic Inc. and is used under authorisation. All rights reserved. Illustration copyright Martin Brown.

Tue 18 Feb 7:00pm Limited Availability
Wed 19 Feb 2:30pm Limited Availability
Wed 19 Feb 7:00pm
Thu 20 Feb 2:30pm Limited Availability
Thu 20 Feb 7:00pm
Fri 21 Feb 2:30pm Limited Availability
Fri 21 Feb 7:00pm Signed Performance
Sat 22 Feb 2:30pm Audio Described
Sat 22 Feb 7:00pm

“Horrible Histories brings the bloody story of Britain throbbingly alive in this hilarious show from the excellent Birmingham Stage Company. Bloody, marvellous stuff!”

The Daily Express

“Is this any way for children to learn about history? Too right it is! If lessons were always like this, kids would be queuing up at the school gates every morning. Be thrilled!”

The Times

“As gleefully vulgar as a Roman poo stick! It’s perfectly horrid and my daughter loved it!”

The Daily Mail

“Heartily enjoyable and loudly appreciated. Britain seems not so much ‘barmy’ as barbarous, bloodthirsty and stark raving bonkers.”

Time Out

“These actors should be in every school history class across the land. Or, given how little most of us know about history, maybe that should be every living room.”

“The Scotsman

“Breathlessly orchestrated ‘edutainment’ packaged as madcap tomfoolery and rumbustious songs, not least for parents who will probably wish learning could have been this much fun for them.”


“What a show! Racing through various kings and queens, invasions, with executions, diseases and affairs of the night thrown in, Terry Deary’s books have translated brilliantly to the stage.”

West End Extra

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