Birmingham Stage Company and Coalition Agency have confirmed details of a UK tour of Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain as part of the Coalition Agency’s Car Park Party season.

The Birmingham Stage Company has confirmed that its production of Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain will be touring the UK’s car parks as the inaugural production in the Coalition Agency’s Car Park Party season.

 Running at Henley on the 11th July with further dates to be announced, audiences will be able to drive in and enjoy the show from the comfort of their own car, with sound transmitted through each car’s radio. Tickets are £30 and £2.50 booking fee per car.

The show will adhere to social distancing rules in line with industry consultation, with two metres apart between each vehicle.

We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! So Horrible Histories is bringing them to the stage! Can you beat battling Boudicca? Will you lose your heart or head to horrible Henry VIII? Will Parliament survive gunpowder Guy? Escape the clutches of Burke and Hare and move to the groove with party Queen Victoria!

It’s the horrible history of Britain with the nasty bits left in – to entertain the whole family this Summer.

Talking about the news, Neal Foster, Actor/Manager of the Birmingham Stage Company said “We’re delighted to be taking part in this exciting, innovative and crazy venture. We’ve played the West End, Broadway and the Sydney Opera House so it’s brilliant to be able to bring our West End hit Horrible Histories – Barmy Britain back to a stage, albeit an unusual one – I’m sure we’ll never forget playing a car park. We’re excited to see what it will be like playing to an audience of cars, so let’s get those windscreen wipers waving, car horns blaring and emergency lights flashing. Britain has never been so barmy and Horrible Histories is revving up!”

Horrible Histories Live on Stage is based on the popular books 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 eighteen different Horrible shows, performing to over three million people in the UK, including the longest running children’s show in West End history, with its record-breaking series Barmy Britain

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