They always say that secondary school is a minefield, seven years of survival of the fittest, but those people have never been in a mob of twenty primary school children fighting for the latest Horrible Histories book. Twenty-three years of Horrible Histories has led to a hugely successful television show and more importantly, incredible live shows. The Horrible Histories team are back with some brand new live shows, and they’re coming to the Theatre Royal.
The Birmingham Stage Company are bringing the Incredible Invaders and the Groovy Geeks to the Theatre Royal this month and it promises to be more gruesome than ever. ‘In Incredible Invaders the Celts are crunched when the Ruthless Romans invaded Britain. Can crazy Caratacus save the nation? Hide behind Hadrian’s Wall and witness the Savage Saxons smash their way in. Can you stop King Alfred burning his buns? Discover who’s at Sutton Hoo and survive the Vicious Vikings as they sail into the audience. It’s a thousand-year journey with Incredible Invaders! Groovy Geeks takes us from savage Sparta to angry Athens to discover the truth about growing up in Greece. Take on the Trojans and pummel the Persians! Compete in the first ever Olympic Games and appear in the very first play! Meet you match with the Minotaur and be zapped by Zeus! Hold on tight as you gate-crash the gruesome and Groovy Greeks!’
Writer and Director Neal Foster said “I had a hugely exciting time bringing the Groovy Greeks to life in Horrible Histories style and loved shining the spotlight on Celtic, Roman, Saxon and Viking life in Incredible Invaders. Both shows feature special amazing 3D effects that provide a spectacular way for both children and adults to enter these extraordinary historical periods”. Horrible Histories is designed to entertain and educate people of all ages and is a stage show like no other!
You can purchase tickets here.
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