You’d be barmy to miss horrible show

The Horrible Histories team will makes a barmy return to Derby Theatre this autumn.

Birmingham Stage Company is back at the venue from October 7-11 with another ‘horrible’ offering, the world premiere of Terry Deary’s Horrible Histories Barmy Britain.

Birmingham Stage Company have had huge success over the last eight years with their many different Horrible Histories shows, both in London’s West End and on tour, including, previously at, and with, Derby Theatre, Terrible Tudors,

Rotten Romans and last year’s festive smash-hit, Horrible Christmas.

Now comes the world premiere of Horrible Histories Barmy Britain, complete with all new amazing 3D special 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? Should King Charles keep

his head? Dare you stand and deliver to dastardly Dick Turpin? Move to groove with party Queen Victoria and prepare to do battle in the frightful First World War

It’s the history of Britain with the nasty bits left in!

Barmy Britain 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.

Tickets are £12 - £15.50, school rates available. For more information and to book tickets call the Box Office on 01332 593939 or online at

In addition, the production is going to Nottingham’s Theatre Royal and can be seen there between November 19-23.

Tickets for the Nottingham shows are £10-£17.50 (plus concessions). Call the box office on 0115 9895555 or go online to