Barmiest bits of British history feature in show coming to Shrewsbury

A show promising a hysterical historical journey through the barmiest bits of British history is coming to Shrewsbury in April.

Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain is coming to Shrewsbury. Photo: Mark Douet
Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain is coming to Shrewsbury. Photo: Mark Douet

Horrible histories – Barmy Britain will entertain families at the New Meadow Stadium on April 16.

The show features Queen Boudicca, King Henry VIII, Guy Fawkes, Dick Turpin, Queen Victoria and more historical characters.

Neal Foster, actor and director, Birmingham Stage Company, said: “I’m over the moon to be back on tour with Barmy Britain after its hugely successful tour last summer.

"It’s weird and wonderful to be performing in car parks and to see the audience having fun behind their wind shields. We can’t wait to get back out there."

Horrible Histories Live on Stage is based on the bestselling books written by Terry Deary, illustrated by Martin Brown and published by Scholastic.

It first launched in 2005 with the world premieres of Terrible Tudors & Vile Victorians.

Since then, the Birmingham Stage Company has produced 18 different Horrible shows, performing to over three million people in the UK, including the longest running children’s show in West End history, with its record-breaking series Barmy Britain.

There are over 80 Horrible Histories titles with sales in 40 countries.

There are two shows in Shrewsbury on April 16 at 2pm and 5pm.

Tickets are available from starting at £39.50, plus a £2.50 booking fee.

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