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Horrible Histories to come to Carlisle

Horrible Histories, Car Park. Barmy Britain.
Picture: Mark Douet

A popular family show is to come to Carlisle Racecourse.

Horrible Histories – Barmy Britain is planned for the venue on Easter Monday (April 5).

Having staged their ‘Covid-safe’ production to audiences last summer, they then performed Horrible Christmas.

Birmingham Stage Company and Coalition Agency are delighted to add new shows to the Car Park Party Easter line-up alongside David Walliams’ Billionaire Boy and Horrible Histories Gorgeous Georgians and Vile Victorians.

Horrible Histories – Barmy Britain features Queen Boudicca, King Henry VIII, Guy Fawkes, Dick Turpin, Queen Victoria and lots more historical characters from the UK’s crazy past.

Neal Foster, actor/director with Birmingham Stage Company, said: “I’m over the moon to be back on tour with Barmy Britain after it’s hugely successful tour last summer.

“It’s weird and wonderful to be performing in car parks and to see the audience having fun behind their windshields. We can’t wait to get back out there”.

Horrible Histories Live on Stage is based on the bestselling books written by Terry Deary, illustrated by Martin Brown and published by Scholastic.

It first launched in 2005 with the world premieres of Terrible Tudors & Vile Victorians. Since then, the Birmingham Stage Company has produced 18 different Horrible shows, performing to more than three million people in the UK, including the longest running children’s show in West End history, with its record-breaking series Barmy Britain.

Horrible Histories Live on Stage has also become a worldwide phenomenon, performing in Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai, Qatar, Oman, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, New Zealand and Australia, where it performed in the Concert Hall of the Sydney Opera House.

Terry Deary is the author of Horrible Histories, which is the world’s bestselling children’s history book series, and was illustrated by Martin Brown.

Two shows are set to take place on April 5, at Carlisle Racecourse (2pm and 5pm).

Tickets are now on sale from