A festive feast of Tudor treats and Victorian Villains for families as Horrible Christmas stage show marches into Blackpool

Horrible Histories is bringing a festive twist to Blackpool Opera House this December with a lengthy run at the iconic venue.

Monday, 18th November 2019, 12:23 pm
Updated Monday, 18th November 2019, 12:39 pm
Horrible Christmas at Opera House Blackpool
Horrible Christmas at Opera House Blackpool

The producers behind the Olivier award nominated Gangsta Granny and the celebrated Horrible Histories stage shows, including Barmy Britain in the West End, are bringing this festive favourite to Blackpool for three weeks over the holiday period.

A spokesman for Horrible Histories - Horrible Christmas said: “When Christmas comes under threat from a jolly man dressed in red, it’s up to one young boy to save the day - but can he save Christmas?

“From Victorian villains to Medieval monks, Puritan parties to Tudor treats, Horrible Histories take you on a hair-raising adventure through the history of Christmas in the company of Charles Dickens, Oliver Cromwell, King Henry VIII and St Nicholas as they all join forces to save the festive season.

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Horrible Christmas at Blackpool Opera House in December

“Horrible Christmas is full of jokes, songs and hysterical historical facts.

“It’s great entertainment for all the family from ages five to 105.”

It will be on at the Opera House from December 13-29.

It is directed by Neal Foster (original director Phil Clark), designed by Jackie Trousdale with music by Matthew Scott, lighting by Jason Taylor, sound by Tom Lishman and choreography by Rae Piper and Paul Chantry.

Horrible Histories is based on the British children’s historical-comedy book series by Terry Deary, first published by Scholastic UK in 1993 and since expanded into a multimedia franchise.

Tickets are available from £15 at www.wintergardensblackpool.co.uk.