Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain heads for Nottingham’s Theatre Royal

Gary Wilson as King Charles, face to face with Oliver Cromwell, in Horrible Histories -- Barmy Britain at the Lyceum
Gary Wilson as King Charles, face to face with Oliver Cromwell, in Horrible Histories -- Barmy Britain at the Lyceum

What if a Viking moved in next door? Would you lose your heart or head to horrible Henry VIII? Can evil Elizabeth I entertain England?

Dare you stand and deliver or do battle in the frightful First World War?

Find out in a show which rewinds the clock on the history of Britain with the nasty bits left in.

Horrible Histories - Barmy Britain comes to Nottingham’s Theatre Royal next week, running from Wednesday, November 19 through to Sunday November 23.

The show is adapted by Terry Deary and Neal Foster from Deary’s best selling Horrible Histories books. Terry Deary is the world’s best selling non-fiction author for children and one of the most popular children’s authors in the country. He has written 200 books which have been translated into 40 different languages. His 50 Horrible Histories titles have sold over 25 million copies worldwide from China to Brazil!

The show will be presented by Birmingham Stage Company which has had huge success over the last eight years with their many different Horrible Histories shows both in London’s West End and on tour.

The UK’s premiere company producing theatre for children is well known for its acclaimed productions of The Jungle Book, Kensuke’s Kingdom, Skellig and Roald Dahl adaptations including George’s Marvellous Medicine and currently James and the Giant Peach.