Following the huge success of Barmy Britain Parts One, Two and Three, The Best of Barmy Britain will take audiences on a journey through the most important historical British moments, with all of the gory parts left in. Favourite characters Boudicca, King John, Henry VIII and Queen Victoria will all grace the stage, whilst the Gun Powder Plot is revealed, the Great Fire of London takes place and more!
Created by Terry Deary, Horrible Histories is the best-selling book series, educating children across the country with the gruesome and truthful depictions of world history. With over 50 Horrible Histories titles available and sales of over 25 million in 40 different countries, the series was later developed into a touring stage series by the Birmingham Stage Company. Touring for 11 years, the group have toured across the UK, Ireland, Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia, with 5 years in London’s West End.
The Best of Barmy Britain is directed by Neal Foster, with design by Jackie Trousdale, lighting by Jason Taylor, sound by Nick Sagar, music by Matthew Scott and choreography by Kenn Oldfield. The production will star regulars Neal Foster and Alison Fitzjohn, and will open at the Apollo Theatre London on August 5th for a limited run until September 3rd 2016.