About the showGet ready to uncover even more history with the juicy bits left in, as Horrible Histories – Barmy Britain Part 5 storms the West End in 2020. Featuring medieval tyrants and wartime witches, the award-winning series is set to return to the Apollo Theatre for another riotous rampage through the centuries.
Do you have what it takes to break into Buckingham Palace? Or perhaps you fancy house hunting with Henry VII? With an array of peculiar characters from Britain’s madcap history, the Horrible Histories team are ready to introduce you to a history lesson that’s a far cry from stuffy classrooms and tedious textbooks.
Barmy Britain is based on Terry Deary’s acclaimed Horrible Histories books, which have kept children and adults entertained for 25 years. From Awful Egyptians to Groovy Greeks, Deary’s unique approach to education has grown into a fantastically funny television series and a host of stage shows from The Birmingham Stage Company.
Horrible Histories – Barmy Britain Part 5 is headed by Birmingham Stage Company founder Neal Foster, the mastermind behind hit shows The Best of Barmy Britain and Terrible Tudors. Further cast and creatives are yet to be announced.
Throw away your conventional stories and get ready to run riot through the history books; Horrible Histories – Barmy Britain Part 5 at the Apollo Theatre is sure to set the West End alight from 30 July 2020.
Who Should See It?Fans of Horrible Histories on page, stage or screen should all secure tickets to this latest offering in the Barmy Britain series. With plenty of eye-opening (and eye-popping) stories from the past, the show can be enjoyed as a standalone piece of zany entertainment.
29th Jul 2021
20th Sep 2021
28th Aug 2021
70 minutes (no interval)
Best for age 5+