Those picking up theatre tickets at the Garrick Theatre in 2013 will have the chance to revisit a 2012 hit as Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain makes a comeback, now under the title Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain – Part One. The name change allows a follow up show – Part Two – to follow it from September!
Penned by Terry Deary (author of many additions of the book series), Ciaran McConville and the show’s director Neal Foster, the hit show brilliantly offers daytime audiences a unique glimpse at some of the more comical aspects of our nation’s past.
With some stand-out performances from the cast, who will help to get across an array of facts regarding British history and the ‘barmy’ people that inhabited these isles in the past, this will not be one to miss. Just like the books the show will also touches on some of the gory and more gruesome aspects of history as well, from Guy Fawkes attempts to blow up Parliament to Henry VIII’s famous escapades in the 16th century, making this an unmissable journey for those above the age of six years.
Horrible Histories is best known as a series of books, which first started to emerge in shops around the country in the early 1990s and since then they have grown in popularity. There are many different authors that have contributed to the array of publications, from Terry Deary to Peter Hepplewhite, and various illustrators as well, with well known releases like The Terrible Tudors, The Awesome Egyptians, Blitzed Brits, Rotten Romans, Villainous Victorians and Incredible Incas, among others. Then there are the plays, which have included The Mad Millennium, Wild Wales, and The Frightful First World War, among others.
Writer Terry Deary has been behind a wealth of well known books over the years, though his contributions to the Horrible Histories series are perhaps among his best known work, though he has also leant his expertise to the CBBC television show Horrible Histories: Gory Games as well.
Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain Part One runs at the Garrick Theatre from Wednesday 7th August 2013 to Sunday 1st September 2013 (Part Two replaces it from Thursday 26th September 2013).
Please note: the cast does not include the TV show actors.
|Booking From:||Wednesday, 7th August 2013|
|Booking Until:||Sunday, 1st September 2013|
|Running Time:||1 hour|
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