2-for-1 tickets to see Barmy Britain on stage
When it comes to getting children interested in history, it seems the more ghoulish, gross and gruesome, the better. Which explains the success of Barmy Britain, now playing to Covent Garden audiences at the Garrick Theatre.
And with a 2-for-1 offer on Premium Tickets*, you can save on the usual £25 price.
What’s so appealingly unpleasant about Barmy Britain? It takes all the nastiest bits about Blighty’s history and wraps them up in a 60-minute performance of stomach-churning comic moments, pantomime humour and 3D effects.
From the Vikings to Henry VIII and the baby-farmers of the Victorian period, the craziest and creepiest characters of the past are virtually brought to life on the Garrick’s stage. Kids get a more engaging look at history than the usual dry textbook lessons. And even adults may be surprised by the facts they pick up.
If you think history is all in the past, you’ll get a whole new impression with this show. A contemporary treatment sees the Romans competing on MasterChef, and the First World War brought up to date for The Apprentice generation.
While the show is new, it’s just the latest offering from the hugely successful Horrible Histories franchise. First, the series of books took over classrooms, then the CBBC TV programme scooped up a BAFTA for its comic flair. And having already introduced Horrible Histories’ Terrible Tudors, Vile Victorians, Awful Egyptians and Ruthless Romans to theatre audiences across the country, the Birmingham Stage Company is now bringing Barmy Britain to the heart of London’s theatreland.
“Is this any way for children to learn about history? Too right it is. If
lessons were always like this, kids would be queuing up at the school gates
Dominic Maxwell, The Times
Barmy Britain is at the Garrick Theatre until 1st September. The 2-for-1 offer on Premium Tickets is available until 31st May. To book, call 0844 482 9673 and quote ‘Covent Garden offer’. Or visit http://www.nimaxtheatres.com/garrick-theatre/horrible_histories_-_barmy_britain and enter the promotional code CGARDEN when prompted.
*Offer Valid on all performances until 31st May excluding Saturdays at
12.30pm, Sundays at
3pm and all performances during school holidays. Subject to availability. Cannot be used retrospectively or in conjunction with any other offer. Booking fees may apply.