Half term fun with the Horrible Histories’ new Barmy Britain show


This half term Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre welcomes the return of Horrible Histories and their new show Barmy Britain which will provide family fun during the school holidays from Tues 18 to Sat 22 Feb.

Featuring professional actors and amazing Bogglevision 3D special effects, audience members will go on a historical adventure to see some of Britain’s barmiest figures brought to life on the Main Stage, including the battling Boudicca, Guy Fawkes and Dick Turpin. You can also find out what it would be like if a Viking moved in next door, how to do battle in the First World War, the perils of losing your heart or head to horrible Henry VIII and find out whether evil Queen Elizabeth can entertain England.

“A genuinely sly alternative to classroom orthodoxy, staged with wit, love and wry post-modern humour – I sure as heck enjoyed it!” Time Out

Barmy Britain is adapted by Terry Deary and Neal Foster from Deary’s bestselling Horrible Histories books. Terry Deary is the world’s bestselling 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.

“The actors bring terrific energy and exuberance to every scene” The Stage

Barmy Britain has been produced by Birmingham Stage Company, the country’s premiere company producing theatre for children. They are well known for their great stage versions of children’s classics such as The Jungle Book and many Roald Dahl adaptations including George’s Marvellous Medicine and James and the Giant Peach, which have all visited the Belgrade in recent years.

The company will return to the Belgrade with Tom’s Midnight Garden, which will run on the Main Stage from Tues 15 to Sat 19 April.

Tickets for both shows are available now from the Belgrade’s Box Office on 024 7655 3055 priced from £14.25 to £18.75 with child tickets available from £9.50 and family tickets from £36. Cheaper tickets can be purchased online at www.belgrade.co.uk.