In 1993 the first Horrible Histories books were published, and now Horrible Histories Live on Stage is coming to Storyhouse in Chester with a double bill this autumn.
The shows are coming to Storyhouse from Tuesday 5 November to Friday 8 November 2019, when there’s a chance to catch Terrible Tudors and Awful Egyptians in two hilarious shows featuring eye-popping 3D special effects. Tickets are on sale now.
In Terrible Tudors take a trip through the horrible Henrys to the end of evil Elizabeth and hear the legend (and the lies!) about the torturing Tudors. Find out the fate of Henry’s headless wives and his punch-up with the Pope. Meet Bloody Mary and see Ed fall dead in his bed. Survive the Spanish Armada as it sails into the audience! Terrible Tudors runs from Tuesday 5 November to Friday 8 November 2019.
Awful Egyptians invites you to meet the fascinating Pharaohs, gasp at the power of the pyramids, and discover the foul facts of death and decay with the meanest mummies in Egypt. Are you ready to rumble with Ramesses the Great? Dare you enter through the Gates of the Afterlife? It’s the history of Egypt with the nasty bits left in! Awful Egyptians runs from Wednesday 6 November to Friday 8 November 2019.
A special feature of the productions are the amazing 3D effects called Bogglevision. Among an array of 3D-illusions the audience will see the Spanish Armada firing cannonballs into the auditorium or the Mummy reaching out to grab them!
Horrible Histories Live on Stage is written by Terry Deary from his bestselling Horrible Histories books. Terry Deary is the world’s bestselling non-fiction author for children and one of the most popular children’s authors in the country. He has written 200 books which have been translated into 40 different languages. Over the past 25 years, his 50 Horrible Histories titles have sold over 25 million copies worldwide from China to Brazil. Horrible Histories Live on Stage is directed by Neal Foster, design is by Jackie Trousdale, lighting by Jason Taylor, sound by Nick Sagar, and music by Matthew Scott.
Birmingham Stage Company are also currently celebrating their 25th anniversary and are one of the world’s top theatre companies for families. Their acclaimed productions include David Walliams’ Gangsta Granny and Awful Auntie, and Roald Dahl’s George’s Marvellous Medicine. They have been producing Horrible Histories Live on Stage since 2005, including the record-breaking West End series of Barmy Britain. These two hilarious historical journeys through the squelchiest and yuckiest moments in British and Egyptian history are perfect entertainment for anyone aged from 5 to 105!
Tickets are on sale now and range in price from £13.50 for children under 14 to £18.50 for adults. Each ticket is subject to a £1.50 booking fee.
HORRIBLE HISTORIES: TERRIBLE TUDORS
Tuesday 5 November 2019 – Friday 8 November 2019
Tuesday 5 November 2019 at 5.30pm
Wednesday 6 November 2019 at 1.30pm
Thursday 7 November 2019 at 6pm
Friday 8 November 2019 at 10.30am
HORRIBLE HISTORIES: AWFUL EGYPTIANS
Wednesday 6 November 2019 – Friday 8 November 2019
Wednesday 6 November 2019 at 10.30am
Thursday 7 November 2019 at 10.30am
Friday 8 November 2019 at 6pm
Hunter Street, Chester, CH1 2AR
Tickets £13.50 children under 14 / £18.50 adults – each ticket is subject to a £1.50 booking fee
HOW TO BOOK
Online: Visit www.storyhouse.com
By Phone: Call 01244 409 113
In person: Visit the Ticket Kiosks at Storyhouse, Hunter Street, Chester, CH1 2AR