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Horrible Histories – Barmy Britain

Horrible Histories – Barmy Britain

This show has now closed, please visit our London Shows page for a full list of current productions.

About the Show Less...

The world premiere of a brand new Horrible Histories show live on stage at the Garrick theatre. Read More >

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 live on stage with the world premiere of Barmy Britain at the Garrick theatre. Have you ever wondered why the Romans never won MasterChef? What if a Viking moved in next door? Would you lose your heart or head to horrible Henry? Will Parliament escape gunpowder Guy? Enrol yourself at Georgian Crime School, dare to dance the Tyburn jig and find out what a baby farmer did!Set in loathsome London, Birmingham Stage Company proudly present the world premiere of Barmy Britain following its acclaimed productions of Terrible Tudors, Vile Victorians, Awful Egyptians and Ruthless Romans.Don’t miss this horrible history of Britain with all the nasty bits left in! Horrible Histories Barmy Britain is suitable for theatregoers aged six and older. This show is taking part in Get Into London Theatre, our annual promotion offering discounted tickets for more than 50 of the capital’s hottest productions. Book now.


Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 14/02/2012

Closing Night: 06/01/2013

Running time: 1h

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Cast & Creative


Benedict Martin, Lauryn Redding


Director - Neal Foster

Producer - Birmingham Stage Company

Designer - Jackie Trousdale

Choreographer - Kenn Oldfield

Lighting Designer - Jason Taylor

Author - Terry Deary, Neal Foster & Ciaran McConville

Music By - Matthew Scott

About Garrick Theatre

Charing Cross Road, London, United Kingdom WC2H 0HH

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