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Horrible Histories Barmy Britain at the Apollo
A new production of the successful comedy series Horrible Histories: the Best of Barmy Britain has been announced to run at the Apollo Theatre in London's West End from 5 August to 3 September 2016 with an official opening on 9 August 2016.
This new production created by Neal Foster and The Birmingham Stage Company based on the books by Terry Deary, will mark Barmy Britain’s 5th anniversary in the West End, holding its position as the longest running children’s show in West End history. It will feature best bits from the previous three Horrible Histories – Barmy Britain series that have also played in London and on tour.
"Could you beat battling Boudicca? Will King John be a martyr for the Magna Carta? Will you lose your heart or your head to Henry VIII? Can Parliament survive gunpowder Guy? Light up your life with the great fire of London! Escape the clutches of Burke and Hare and move to the groove with party Queen Victoria!"
The production will be 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. It will star Neal Foster and Alison Fitzjohn.
The creator of Horrible Histories Terry Deary is one of Britain's best-selling authors of the 21st Century. There are currently over 50 Horrible Histories titles with total sales of 25 million in 40 countries. The Birmingham Stage Company have been touring the stage adaptations for eleven years throughout the UK, Ireland, Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia.
Tickets for this new London production are now on sale.