Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain

Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain

17 - 21 June 2014
Alhambra Theatre

We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead!

"Is this any way for children to learn about history? Too right it is! If lessons were always like this, kids would be queuing up at the school gates every morning. Be thrilled!"
The Times

Tickets £ 14.50 - £17.50

Plus transaction fee*

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Can you beat battling Boudicca? Has William Wallace met his match? Would you lose your heart or head to horrible Henry? Can evil Elizabeth entertain England? Will Parliament survive gunpowder Guy? Can King Charles keep his head? Would you stand and deliver to dastardly Dick Turpin? Escape the clutches of Burke and Hare, move to the groove with party Queen Victoria and prepare to do battle in the frightful First World War!

It's the horrible history of Britain with the nasty bits left in!

"As gleefully vulgar as a Roman poo stick! It's perfectly horrid and my daughter loved it!" The Daily Mail

"A full house of youngsters were clearly delighted. Adults will find it as much fun as the kids, maybe even more!" British Theatre Guide

"I learned more about British history than I have in the eleven years I've lived in the UK. My daughter and I continued to talk and learn for days after seeing it." Kids In Museums

"A breathlessly orchestrated 'edutainment' packaged as madcap tomfoolery and rumbustious songs, not least for parents who will probably wish learning could have been this much fun for them." Metro

"Fantastic. It gripped the children and they thoroughly enjoyed it. The 3D effects really stepped up the performance. They remembered the facts and have found out more at school and home - great!" Saint Andrew's Primary School

"Everyone was looking forward to the show as we are all fans of the television series and we weren't disappointed! The show was funny and entertaining, with the added benefit of being educational." Norfolk Deaf Children's Society




Vicious Vikings
King Edward
King Henry VIII
Queen Elizabeth
Civil War song
World War 1

Ticket prices and times

Tuesday 17 to Saturday 21 June 2014
Tue 7pm, Wed & Thu 10.30am, Fri 10.30am & 7pm, Sat 10.30am & 2.30pm

Ticket prices*
£12, £13.50, £15
Lounges (seat 6) £90
Boxes (seat 4) £48

Concessions £2 off
Groups 12+ £2 off and every 13th seat free
Schools / Youth Groups £7.50 plus 1 supervisor free with every 10 children

Family ticket £40 (for 4, inc 2 or 3 children aged 16 or under, Tue to Thu only). Please note that Family Tickets cannot be purchased online. They can be booked in person / by telephone only.

Please note, one concession / offer per ticket only. Bradford Theatres usual terms and conditions apply.

*Booking fees:
Phone/Counter - £1 per ticket plus postage charge where applicable.
Online - £2.50 per ticket plus transaction fee of 50p.

Information for Teachers

This brand new show based on Terry Deary's highly successful books is is brought to life by Birmingham Stage Company. The production uses actors and amazing new 3D special effects to tell the chronological story of Britain with stories from Roman, Viking, Tudor, Stuart and Victorian periods, with a special scene explaining the start of WW1. It is a unique two hour show, suitable for pupils at Key Stage Two and designed to help you cover elements of the National Curriculum.

For school bookings - call 01274 437788

Recommended age 6 to 106!

Recommended age 6 to 106!Recommended age 6 to 106!

Tickets are just £7.50 per student with one supervisor free with every 10 students.

This stupendous show has the horrible answers to KS2 questions including:

• Who was Queen Boudicca and why did she fight the Romans?
• What does the word Viking actually mean and what did these Norsemen want in Britain?
• How many people did Henry Vlll have executed during his reign?
• How was Dick Turpin finally caught?
• What countries were on Britain's side in the First World War?

Download the Teachers Resource Pack as a PDF by clicking here (file size 145MB)

What do the teachers say?

"It was an absolutely amazing experience. The performance was superb." Cherry Trees School

"We unanimously thought the production was amazing! Well written, informative and the children remembered many of the facts. It was lovely to see them focused for such a long time! The show was funny and engaging and we'd certainly see another production." Catton Grove Primary School

Access performances

 Signed performance: Friday 20 June 2014, 10.30am

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