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Horrible Histories returns to West End this summer

First Published 23 January 2017, Last Updated 25 January 2017

This August, Birmingham Stage Company will once again take over the Garrick Theatre in London’s West End to present Horrible Histories – More Best Of Barmy Britain, celebrating the company’s 25th anniversary.

This marks 12 years of Horrible Histories Live On Stage, and 6 years in the West End. This special instalment of Barmy Britain follows the sell-out successes of Barmy Britain – Parts One, Two and Three, as well as last year’s The Best of Barmy Britain, and will feature more of the horribly best bits from all past productions, plus a brand new scene about Shakespeare.

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!

Horrible Histories are recommended for ages 5 to 105! (106 year olds may not like it as much).

More Best Of Barmy Britain opens on 7 August, with previews from 4 August, and runs until 2 September. Tickets go on general sale on 30 January.

The production will run underneath Birmingham Stage Company’s stage adaptation of David Walliams’ best-selling book Gangsta Granny, which opens at the Garrick Theatre on 1 August, with previews from 26 July, and runs until 3 September. BSC have also just announced they will produce an adaptation of another of David Walliams’ hit stories, Awful Auntie, which embarks on a national tour this September.

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.

Neal Foster is Actor/Manager of The Birmingham Stage Company and since its foundation, the BSC has staged over seventy productions and become one of the world’s leading producers of theatre for children and their families.

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