Easter at The Belgrade Theatre


This Easter Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre welcomes the return of family favourite The Horrible Histories which makes its way to the Main Stage during the school holidays with The Terrible Tudors and The Vile Victorians from Tues 2 to Sat 6 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!

“The pre-teen audience shrieked as shrapnel and cannonballs from sinking Spanish ships whizzed over the stalls. It certainly hooked today’s children.”* * * * The Times

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.

“Brilliant! A great show with lots of screams and laughter.” Sunday Express

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 and many Roald Dahl adaptations including Danny the Champion of the World and George’s Marvellous Medicine.

The company will return to the Belgrade in the summer with their acclaimed production of Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach, which will run on the Main Stage from Tues 11 to Sat 15 June.

Tickets for both shows are available now from the Belgrade’s Box Office on 024 7655 3055 priced from £13.75 to £18.25 and from £9.75 to £14.75 for children. Family tickets start from just £35 or via www.belgrade.co.uk where cheaper tickets are available.