The horrible side of history

Horrible Histories
Horrible Histories

Birmingham Stage Company’s two Horrible Histories productions – Terrible Tudors and Vile Victorians – are stomping through Britain during 2012 and touring to more than 40 venues, reaching the Theatre Royal, Nottingham from November 14-18.

Both shows use actors and amazing Bogglevision 3D special effects, helping the audience to feel what it was like to live in the 16th century, ruled by all those hideous Henries and the evil Elizabeth I or in the 19th century, struggling to survive the misery of the mines and those really 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 and 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.

Families shouldn’t miss out on this awful chance to travel back in time. Both shows are funny and historically informative and you’ll discover all the really ‘yucky’ bits of history that teachers and serious books never tell you! This is a show be enjoyed by everyone from 5 to 105!

For ticket details, call the box office on 0115 9895555.

(Photo by Ian Tilton)