For 25 years now, Neal Foster has been creating inventive, engaging theatre for children with Birmingham Stage Company. Since 2013, he has been chronicling the history of Britain regularly writing, directing and starring in the Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain series. Foster is also gearing up to adapt a second book by David Walliams. Following the success of Gangsta Granny – which returns to London at the Harold Pinter later this month – his take on the Awful Auntie book will reopen the newly refurbished Bloomsbury Theatre.
With Boris Johnson moved into Number 10 and the dreaded ‘B word’ uttered more than ever, it may seem as if history is being rewritten before our eyes every day. But with centuries of history shaping our country’s past, Horrible Histories returns to the West End to remind us of exciting, and somewhat less gloomy times.