Barmy Britain Is Heading For Grand Opera House This October

The West End’s longest running children’s show is going on a national tour, bringing British history to life in a hilarious and eye-popping show. The Horrible Histories production of Barmy Britain arrives in York from Thursday 21 until Sunday 24 October to take audiences on a trip through the history of Britain with amazing 3D effects.

Can you beat battling Boudicca? What if a Viking moved in next door? Would you lose your heart or head to horrible Henry VIII? Can evil Elizabeth entertain England? Will Parliament survive gunpowder Guy? Dare you stand and deliver to dastardly Dick Turpin? Escape the clutches of Burke and Hare and move to the groove with party Queen Victoria!

The special feature of the production are the amazing 3D effects called Bogglevision. Among an array of 3D illusions, skulls hover, damns burst and missiles fly into the audience. Even adults will find it hard not to duck.

Horrible Histories Live on Stage is written by Neal Foster and Terry Deary, the authorof the bestselling Horrible Histories books. Terry Deary is the world’s bestselling 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. Since 1983 his 50 Horrible Histories titles have sold over 25 million copies worldwide from China to Brazil!

Horrible Histories Live on Stage is directed by Neal Foster, design is by Jackie Trousdale, lighting by Jason Taylor, sound by Nick Sagar, music by Matthew Scott and choreography by Kenn Oldfield.

Since its foundation in 1992, The Birmingham Stage Company has staged over eighty productions and become one of the world’s leading producers of theatre for children and their families. The company has been producing Horrible Histories Live on Stage for fifteen years which regularly tour the UK, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Bahrain, Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand and Australia. Neal has co-written and directed all of the most recent Horrible Histories shows including the Barmy Britain series. The company has also produced three stage adaptions of books by David Walliams including the Olivier Award nominated West End hit Gangsta Granny and the world premiere of Tom Gates.

This wonderful journey through the gruesome, scary and unbelievable moments in British history is perfect entertainment for anyone aged from 5 to 105!