Horrible Histories are back with a bang, combining the best bits of all their previous shows! Described as a history lesson with all the gory bits left in, the Barmy Britain lot have been entertaining families on the West End for years! Prepare yourself for an all-new special production, featuring your favourite characters from previous shows! Can you beat battling Boudicca? Will King John be a martyr to sign the Magna Carta? Is Henry VIII out of control? And who is this sneaky Guy Fawkes character? With a whole host of fun characters, including the dancing Queen Victoria, prepare to rocket through the ages in this family-friendly, hilarious show! Make sure you book tickets to celebrate Barmy Britain's 5th London anniversary!
5 August 2016
3 September 2016
60 minutes (No interval)
The Best of Barmy Britain is entirely family-friendly!
We saw the show today (02/09/2016) and all I could hear throughout the show was constant laughter. Lots of comic moments for adults to enjoy and even more for my 6 year old daughter. She hasn’t stopped talking about it. Please pass on my congratulations to the cast, they were superb. It was a brilliant show, thank you and well done!
H Johnson2 Sep 2016
We saw the show today (02/09/2016) and all I could hear throughout the show was constant laughter. Lots of comic moments for adults to enjoy and even more for my 6 year old daughter. She hasn’t…
A whole new production of the hugely successful Horrible Histories series is to come back to London for another hilariously horrible run. The Best of Barmy Britain sees the best and most grizzly bits of the previous shows combined to create one revolting romp through Britain’s history. Celebrating five years on the West End, The Best of Barmy Britain opens at the Apollo Theatre London on August 5th.
Directed by and starring Neal Foster, The Best of Barmy Britain takes us through the most pivotal points in British history, as we encounter boisterous Boudicca, cowardly King John, hot-headed Henry VIII, devilish Dick Turpin and the groovy, dancing Queen Victoria! An unusual depiction of the country’s most notable moments, the grizzly parts are also kept in, as we are engulfed in the Great Fire of London and Guy Fawkes’ Gun Powder plot!
The Best of Barmy Britain is part of the highly acclaimed Horrible Histories series, penned by Terry Deary. With over 50 titles available, the books have sold over 25 million copies across 40 countries, educating children with its gruesome, grizzly tales. Produced by the Birmingham Stage Company, the stage adaptations of Horrible Histories have toured for over eleven years, entertaining audiences across the UK and Ireland, as well as Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia!
Adapted from Deary’s best-selling books, the productions have enjoyed wide critical acclaim, landing them once more in London’s West End. Opening at the Apollo Theatre, The Best of Barmy Britain is set to open August 5th for a limited run until September 3rd 2016.
Cast and Creative
The Best of Barmy Britain is part of the highly acclaimed Horrible Histories series, penned by Terry Deary. Directed by Neal Foster, who also heads up the Birmingham Stage Company, the production features design by Jackie Trousdale, lighting by Jason Taylor, sound by Nick Sagar, music by Matthew Scott and choreography by Kenn Oldfield.
Barmy Britain regulars Neal Foster and Alison Fitzjohn will star in the production.
Show Lengths and Times
The Best of Barmy Britain opens at the Apollo Theatre London on August 5th and is set to run until September 3rd 2016.
Show running time is 60mins, without an interval.
Suitable for Children?
The Best of Barmy Britain is suitable for all ages, especially children! Be aware that some moments may be slightly grizzly, but not unsuitable!
Tickets for The Best of Barmy Britain at the Apollo Theatre London are now on sale and you can book them above.