History’s not horrible

Birmingham Stage Company go back in time for a look at our horrible history.
Birmingham Stage Company go back in time for a look at our horrible history.
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Beware as those Terrible Tudors and Vile Victorians are on the rampage and coming to Blackpool Grand Theatre in March.

Watch out for head-chopping Henry Vlll and the amazing Charge of the Light Brigade in the latest edition of Horrible Histories at The Grand from Wednesday to Sunday March 13 to 17.

Birmingham Stage Company’s latest two Horrible Histories productions – Terrible Tudors and Vile Victorians – both incorporare actors and amazing Bogglevision 3D special effects, helping the audience to feel what it was like to live in the 16th century ruled by all those hideous Henries and the evil Elizabeth I, or in the 19th century struggling to survive the misery of the mines and those really 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.

In Vile Victorians you will find out what exactly a baby farmer did. Can you survive the filth of the factories, the slums and the sewers – and prepare for the Charge of the Light Brigade.

The shows are adapted from Terry Deary’s best selling and hugely popular books which are hugely popular.

He 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.

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

Tickets from £14.50. Under £18s from £10.50 and family ticket £47 (booking and transaction fees apply). There will be an audio described performance on Saturday March 16 at 2.30pm.

For the fastest way to book tickets for any show visit blackpoolgrand.co.uk where you can now select your own seat. Alternatively call the box office on (01253) 743339.