Following sell out performances at Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre last year, family favourite The Horrible Histories returns to the theatre with its productions of The Terrible Tudors and The Vile Victorians from Tues 17 to Sat 21 April.
Featuring professional actors and amazing Bogglevision 3D special effects, the audience will be able to feel what it was like to live in the sixteenth century ruled by all those hideous Henries and the evil Elizabeth I, or in the nineteenth century struggling to survive the misery of the mines and the rotten railways.
In Terrible Tudors you will hear the legends (and the lies!) about the torturing Tudors. Find out the fate of Henry’s headless wives and his punch up with the Pope. Survive the Spanish Armada as it sails right into the audience!
In Vile Victorians you will find out what exactly a baby farmer did. Can you survive the filth of the factories, the slums & the sewers – and prepare for the Charge of the Light Brigade.
These two shows are adapted from Terry Deary’s best selling Horrible Histories books which are hugely popular both on the page and on television – the BBC TV series has this year won both the British Comedy Award for best TV Sketch show and the RTS Best Children’s TV programme.
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 around 200 books, which have been translated into 40 different languages from China to Brazil. His Terrible Tudors book was voted best ‘Best Book of Knowledge of All Time’ by BBC TV Blue Peter viewers.
Birmingham Stage Company are the country’s premiere company producing theatre for children, well known for their great stage versions of children’s classics such as The Jungle Book, Kensuke’s Kingdom and many Roald Dahl adaptations including Danny the Champion of the World and George’s Marvellous Medicine – in Horrible Histories they excel even their great reputation for wonderful family shows!
Tickets for both shows are available now from the box office on 024 7655 3055 or via www.belgrade.co.uk priced from £13.25 to £17.75 and from £9 to £13.75 for children. Family tickets start from £34.