Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain Part Four


“a handful of excellent songs”

“explains the phenomenal appeal of Horrible Histories

“cackling with glee”

Horrible Histories returns once more for a summer season in the West End, celebrating even more of barmy Britain’s history! After seven sensational years, Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain Part Four plays at the Apollo Theatre from August 1st 2019.

We all want to meet people from history. Unfortunately, the people that we want to meet are very much dead! But never fear, the Horrible Histories clan is here to ensure that you get to meet every single one of your favourite characters from Britain’s barmy past!

Discover the ruthless Romans, vile King Richard III, and the terrible teeth of Queen Elizabeth I! Hide from King James I’s witch hunt and mount a mutiny against Henry VIII! How about seeing Mary Tudor knock the spots off Mary Queen of Scots? Then you can pop along to the world of Samuel Pepys and join the Georgian hunt for the headless man. Top it all off with a night-time trip with the soil men and figure out how to survive the first train ride!

After seven sensational years in the West End, Birmingham Stage Company adapt Terry Deary’s beloved book series into yet another glorious stage adaptation. Dubbed as “history with the nasty bits left in!” previous productions include Barmy Britain I, II & III as well as More Best of Barmy Britain.

Cast and Creative

Horrible Histories is one of Britain’s best-selling book series, created by Terry Deary. Written and directed by Neal Foster, the Horrible Histories Live On Stage productions are imagined by Birmingham Stage Company. Barmy Britain Part Four features set and costume design by Jacqueline Trousdale, lighting design by Jason Taylor and sound design by Nick Sagar.

The production stars Ben Martin, Pip Chamberlain, and Jamie Sheasby.

Show Lengths and Times

Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain Part Four plays at the Apollo Theatre London from August 1st – 31st 2019. Performances are at 11am, 2pm and 4pm, depending on the day of the week.

Show running time is 1 hour 10 minutes with no interval.

Suitable for Children?

Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain Part Four is recommended for anyone between 5 and 105!


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