Horrible theatrical experience is in store!

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Things could get pretty horrible for theatregoers in Derby later this year.

That’s because Derby Theatre will be hosting the world premiere production of Horrible Histories’ Horrible Christmas by best-selling children’s author, Terry Deary, from December 6-January 11.

Terry Deasy has written this stage version especially for Derby Theatre and Birmingham Stage Company, who will be making a much-welcome return to co-produce and present this brand new, never-before-seen fun and festive ‘horrible’ Christmas show.

Get ready for a journey through history but with mince pies and mistletoe. It is Christmas 2013 and something is not quite right.

In fact something is hideously, hopelessly, horribly wrong. As children wait for Father Christmas and all the presents are beneath the tree, a fat old man slides down their chimney and nicks the lot! Can this be the real meaning of old Saint Nick?

But by chance one small boy spots the snatcher and sets off to save Christmas - from wartime austerity to Tudor cruelty back to Herod’s massacre of the innocents and the Dark Ages. Can Christmas be saved for the world?

Call the box office on 01332 255800.