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Elisa & Clara Review Horrible Histories

Kids Review Horrible Histories – Terrible Tudors

By Eliza & Clara First Published 10 August 2023, Last Updated 11 August 2023

With Kids Week in full swing there’s only one opinion that matters… the kids’! Last week Eliza and Clara went to see Horrible Histories – Terrible Tudors and here’s what they thought.

Clara 10 years old:

I went to Horrible Histories – Terrible Tudors with my grandad and 12-year-old sister. To get to the Garrick Theatre, we took the tube from London Waterloo Station to Charing Cross Station. I have watched Horrible Histories before, so I know that it is a kid’s TV show already.  

I really enjoyed it because it was funny. I was not expecting the show to be as interactive as it was. On the stage there were two coat racks that held costumes that look like they are clothes from the Tudor period, my favourite costume was the Henry VII costume because of how it fits the character.  

My favourite character was Queen Elizabeth I because I liked how much atmosphere she brought to the stage. I found her a very funny character because she made funny jokes. My favourite part of the show was when the audience had a singing competition, no one won so they called it a draw!

I learned that as Queen Elizabeth I grew older, the number of people who did not like her increased.  

Why I love the theatre so much is because the story comes to life when it’s on stage. I think that other kids should go and see Horrible Histories because it’s an interactive, funny show for families. 

The stage. A bare stage with two coat hangers with clothes on to the side and a chest in the middle

Eliza, 12 years old: 

It was incredibly fun, and all of us enjoyed it immensely. The journey into London was quick and easy as we only took a tube from London Waterloo Station. Before the show, I already knew about Horrible Histories because of the show on BBC iPlayer.  

I thought the show was quite entertaining. I enjoyed it because the costume and character changes were seamless and well thought out. The set was simple which allowed the audience to focus their attention more on the cast and to imagine the background themselves.  

The set itself consisted of two stands, both of which held many props and outfits. The costume designs varied depending on the character one of the two actors were playing. My favourite character was Anne Boleyn because she was a comical representation of the historical figure.  

Terrible Tudors by Birmingham Stage Company. Photo by Mark Douet

The best part of the show was when the cast let the audience join in on their dancing. The show was vastly educational, and I learnt many things I did not know before seeing the show, such as the fact that Henry VIII was an exceedingly healthy man until he got injured in a jousting accident which caused him to be less able to exercise.  

I enjoy going to the theatre because it allows me and other people to experience things that we can’t usually see on a phone, iPad or computer screen. I think other people should go see this amazing show because it is educational, hilarious and interactive, which makes it the perfect show for not just children but adults of all ages too. 

Horrible Histories – Terrible Tudors is playing throughout our Kids Week promotion this summer.


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