Birmingham Stage Company today announces the return of Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain - Part Four! to the Apollo Theatre marking Horrible Histories' eighth year in the West End. Barmy Four was the most successful show in the series so far and enjoyed a sell-out summer season. It opens this year on 6 August, with previews from 1 August, and runs until 31 August.

We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! So it's time to prepare yourselves for Horrible Histories live on stage with Barmy Britain - Part Four!

Be reduced to rubble by the ruthless Romans! Would you be shaken or stirred by Richard III? Will Queen Elizabeth I endure her terrible teeth? Would you be hanged by King James I for being a witch? Mount a mutiny against King Henry VIII! See Mary Tudor knock the spots off Mary Queen of Scots! Peep into the world of Samuel Pepys and help Georgian detectives find the headless man! Take a trip into the night with the night soil men and discover how to survive the first ever train ride!

After seven sensational years in the West End, Barmy Britain is back!

Terry Deary is the creator of Horrible Histories and one of Britain's best-selling authors of the 21st Century. He's also the tenth most-borrowed author in British libraries. There are around 50 Horrible Histories titles with total sales of 25 million in 40 countries. Deary is also the author of over 200 fiction and non-fiction books for young people including his series of books Dangerous Days.

Neal Foster is Actor/Manager of Birmingham Stage Company which since its foundation in 1992 has staged over eighty productions. The company has become one of the world's leading producers of theatre for children and their families, including Horrible Histories Live on Stage for fourteen years in the UK, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Bahrain, Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand and Australia. Foster has written and directed all of the most recent Horrible Histories shows including Barmy Britain - Parts One, Two, Three and Four (Garrick Theatre, Apollo Theatre and Sydney Opera House); Groovy Greeks and Incredible Invaders for a national tour and Wicked Warwick at Warwick Castle. His first fictional adaptation was David Walliams' Gangsta Granny, which transferred to the Garrick Theatre and then the Harold Pinter Theatre following a UK tour and was nominated for a Best Entertainment and Family Olivier Award. He has also adapted and directed David Walliams' Awful Auntie and the forthcoming Billionaire Boy which will open this autumn. His latest production is the world première of Tom Gates by Liz Pichon which is touring nationally.

Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain - Part Four! is directed by Neal Foster, designed by Jackie Trousdale, lighting by Jason Taylor, sound by Nick Sagar and music by Matthew Scott.

BIRMINGHAM STAGE COMPANY is the award-winning producers of David Walliams' Gangsta Granny and Awful Auntie. The company produce all the Horrible Histories shows live on stage including the West End productions of Barmy Britain. Its latest UK tour is the world premiere of Tom Gates by Liz Pichon. The company also performs internationally, including David Almond's Skellig on Broadway, George's Marvellous Medicine in New Delhi and Horrible Histories at the Sydney Opera House.


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