A wise man once said that to see into the future, you must look at the past – but when it’s that horrible, who in their right mind would?
That’s where Birmingham Stage Company comes in. It has bravely gone where no-one has gone before – on stage, at least – by adapting the Horrible Histories books and television show for a theatrical production.
The show will be coming to The Mayflower from Wednesday with two shows, Incredible Invaders and Groovy Greeks.
As with their other popular productions, both these shows use actors and 3D Bogglevision special effects to bring history alive right in front of you.
Writer and director Neal Foster says: ‘I had a hugely exciting time bringing the Groovy Greeks to life in Horrible Histories style and loved shining the spotlight on Celtic, Roman, Saxon and Viking life in Incredible Invaders.
‘Both shows feature special 3D effects that provide a spectacular way for both children and adults to enter these extraordinary historical periods.’
I had a hugely exciting time bringing the Groovy Greeks to life in Horrible Histories style and loved shining the spotlight on Celtic, Roman, Saxon and Viking life in Incredible InvadersNeal Foster, writer and director
In Incredible Invaders the Celts are crunched when the Ruthless Romans invade Britain. Can crazy Caratacus save the nation?
Hide behind Hadrian’s Wall and witness the Savage Saxons smash their way in. Can you stop King Alfred burning his buns?
Discover who’s at Sutton Hoo and survive the Vicious Vikings as they sail into the audience. It’s a 1,000-year journey with Incredible Invaders.
Groovy Greeks takes the audience from savage Sparta to angry Athens to discover the truth about growing up in Greece. The cast will take on the Trojans and pummel the Persians, compete in the first ever Olympic Games and appear in the very first play.
They meet their match with the Minotaur and get zapped by Zeus.
Hold on tight as you gatecrash the gruesome and Groovy Greeks.
Tickets: £17-£19, call (023) 8071 1811 or visit mayflower.org.uk for more information or to book.