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Horrible Histories - Barmy Britain - Part Five!

29 Jul to 28 Aug 2021

Apollo Theatre

We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! So BARMY BRITAIN is back with a brand-new show full of crazy new characters and rude new rulers from Britain's barmy past!
Horrible Histories - Barmy Britain - Part Five! at the Apollo Theatre

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Show details



Will you be conquered by William?

Will you sink or swim with King Henry I?

Will Thomas Becket get the chop?

Go house hunting with King Henry VIII!

Join the gorgeous Georgians as they take over England! Break into Buckingham Palace and hide from the Queen!

Fly away from the frightful flu! Watch out for the witch of World War Two!

Don't miss this brand-new production of Britain's favourite history show!

It's history with the nasty bits left in!

Background, advisory warnings

Age suitability: 5+

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Postal address:
31 Shaftesbury Avenue
London W1D 7ES

Box office tel: 0844 482 9671

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Previews from:Thursday 29 July 2021

Closes:Saturday 28 August 2021

Performance days & times


Various at 11am, 2pm and 4pm - check schedule for details.

Running time: 1 hr 10 mins (no interval)


From £21

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Author: Neal Foster
Director: Neal Foster
Designer: Jackie Trousdale
Lighting: Jason Taylor
Sound: Nick Sagar
Production: Birmingham Stage Company


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