The Garrick Theatre is preparing for an onslaught of gruesome gore and foul facts as Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain Part Two! is set to return to the venue this summer.
Based on Terry Deary’s much-loved books, the family show will bring its host of historical figures back to the West End from 3 to 31 August.
Written by Deary and Neal Foster, the Birmingham Stage Company production serves up a feast of funny facts as it takes audiences on a journey through history to meet everyone from William Wallace and Boudicca to Dick Turpin and Queen Victoria.
Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain Part Two! first entertained audiences at the Garrick Theatre in September 2013 when it was described by Time Out as “a genuinely sly alternative to classroom orthodoxy, staged with wit, love and wry post-modern humour”.
Starring the show’s co-creator Foster and Barmy Britain regular Alison Fitzjohn, who have both previously appeared in the show’s prequel, the show is suitable for everyone aged six and older.
Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain Part Two! will play daytime performances alongside fellow returning hit Let It Be, which will bring The Beatles’ catalogue of legendary tunes back to the West End from 9 July to 21 September.
To find out more about Barmy Britain Part Two!, take a look at our behind the scenes feature.