Starting with the hated Henries and finishing with the eccentric Elizabeth I, Horrible Histories takes us on a journey starting in the late 1400s to uncover the truth behind the Terrible Tudors. Separating fact from fiction, this hilarious history lesson sets the record straight, dissecting both the legends and the lies. Was Henry VIII actually fat? Did he genuinely marry his sister-in-law? And is it true that they didn’t eat with forks? All of this, and more, will be uncovered with the Horrible Histories crew!
This stage play belongs to the same franchise as the iconic book series by author Terry Deary; an award-winning sequence of works dating back to the 1990s. The name ‘Horrible Histories’ however is perhaps most often connected to the live-action television show, which has entertained audiences of all ages for well over a decade. The series became a staple of British television and become the first ever children’s show to win a British Comedy Award. Audiences can expect to see the same level of ingenuity in this brand-new theatrical production, which has in turn given the franchise a new lease of life.
Horrible Histories – Terrible Tudors is a family show at its heart and can be enjoyed by theatregoers of all different ages. For the kids, a trip to see this production will be an invaluable lesson in history unlike anything found in the classroom. We as adults all know how certain childhood experiences stay with us, so the opportunity to learn history in this way is not something to be taken for granted. A trip to the theatre to see Horrible Histories could spark a sudden interest in the subject, and may even set in motion their future career as a historian!