The fantastically raucous Horrible Histories Live On Stage! – The Best Of Barmy Britain returns to theatres following a series of covid-related postponements in 2020.
Horrible Histories is the brainchild of Terry Deary (who as it happens, is the world’s bestselling non-fiction writer for children) and has been a unanimous hit in all its forms – which now spans books, television, and more latterly, theatre performances.
The Best of Barmy Britain shows (written by Deary, Neal Foster and Ciaran McConville) are packed with the trademark slapstick and fart gags but there are also, you know, actual take-home facts which not only please schoolteachers, but also mean parents leave with new, interesting knowledge too.
With intense and boisterous action (featuring 3D special effects and puppetry) you can expect a smattering of silly songs and plenty of laugh out loud audience participation moments.
Perhaps the best way to sum up the fast paced nature is with the stream of questions put to punters when purchasing tickets – which goes something like this:
“Can you beat battling Boudicca? Would you be a martyr for the Magna Carta? Will you lose your heart or head to horrible Henry VIII? Will Parliament survive gunpowder Guy? Dare you stand and deliver to dastardly Dick Turpin? Escape the clutches of Burke and Hare and move to the groove with party Queen Victoria!”
Go on, get the family together and enjoy history at its unfiltered best.
We recommend arriving early to soak up the glorious original 1930s Art Deco architecture of Stockport Plaza while you are there.
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