Approved by ATG's PR & Communications Officer, David Bradbury
Prepare yourselves for a show that’s truly horrible – as the Birmingham Stage Company bring those Terrible Tudors and Vile Victorians to the New Victoria Theatre with Horrible Histories Live on Stage from Wed 11 – Sat 14 April.
These two astounding shows use actors and amazing Bogglevision 3D effects to help transport the audience back in time and experience what it was really like to live in Tudor and Victorian times in Britain and showing that history is far from boring!
In the Terrible Tudors you’ll be taken on a journey from the horrible Henries to the end of evil Elizabeth and hear the legends (and the lies!) about the torturing Tudors. Find out about all the yucky things they did from eating live spiders to cure their sickness to just how much they would of whiffed – with Queen Elizabeth I considering herself to be one of the cleanest women in England...she only took a bath every three months!
In Vile Victorians you’ll see just what it was like over 100 years ago during Queen Victoria’s reign – the longest reign of any British monarch! From the rotten railway, misery of the mines and filth of the factories – you’ll see first hand how vile it really was!
Both shows are adapted from Terry Deary’s best-selling Horrible Histories books, which have made him the world’s best selling non-fiction author for children. Not only on stage, Deary’s books have been made into an award winning television series, recently winner of a British Comedy Award for Best Sketch Show 2011, it’s currently in its second series on BBC TV.
The Birmingham Stage Company are no stranger to adapting much loved children’s stories for all to enjoy on stage including The Jungle Book, Tom’s Midnight Garden, M.I. High, George’s Marvellous Medicine and most recently in Woking with Horrible Histories – Awful Egyptians and Rotten Romans.
Bringing history alive both Terrible Tudors and Vile Victorians are not only informative but funny and entertaining shows – letting you discover all the really gruesome bits of history that teachers never tell you!
A perfect treat for all the family this Easter!