History has a gruesome side

Horrible Histories at the Watford Colosseum.
Horrible Histories at the Watford Colosseum.

USING actors and ground-breaking 3D special effects, grown ups and little ones can travel back in time to explore the lives of the Terrible Tudors and the Vile Victorians.

It’s time to prepare yourselves for Horrible Histories live on stage. From the horrible Henries to the end of evil Elizabeth – travel back in time to explore the gruesome lives of the torturing Tudors.

Find out the fate of Henry’s headless wives and his punch up with the Pope and survive the Spanish Armada as it sails into the audience.

How much do you know about the Vile Victorians? What exactly did a baby farmer do? Can you escape the misery of the mines or the filth of the factories? Do your best to dodge the rotten railway and prepare for the Charge of the Light Brigade.

These two shows, at the Watford Colosseum this weekend, are adapted from Terry Deary’s best selling Horrible Histories books.

His Terrible Tudors book was voted best ‘Best Book of Knowledge of All Time’ by BBC TV Blue Peter viewers.

Birmingham Stage Company is the country’s premiere company producing theatre for children, well known for its great stage versions of children’s classics such as The Jungle Book, Kensuke’s Kingdom and many Roald Dahl adaptations, and in Horrible Histories they excel even their great reputation for wonderful family shows.

Terrible Tudors is at the Watford Colosseum on Friday at 7pm, Saturday at 2.30pm and Sunday at 3pm. See Vile Victorians on Saturday at 7pm and Sunday at 11am.

Tickets cost £13, £15 and £17. Prices for schools are £8 per ticket or £7 when booking both shows. A teacher goes free with every 10 tickets booked.

Concessions and under 16s get £2 off the ticket price. Family tickets cost £44.

Visit www.watfordcolosseum.co.uk or call 0845 075 3993.