Birmingham Stage Company

Barmy Britain

3 November 2011

The BSC has always had a reputation for being cheeky – I can’t think where that’s come from?! So when we were deciding where to launch our West End premiere of HORRIBLE HISTORIES - BARMY BRITAIN to coincide with Bonfire Night, there was only one place we wanted to do it – Parliament! But how were we going to persuade the authorities at the Houses of Parliament to let us launch BARMY BRITAIN from their Palace? Enter Lord Plumb of Coleshill, a wonderful man from my home town, who generously offered to host the launch. So yesterday morning the BSC performed WHO WANTS TO BLOW UP PARLIAMENT? with contestant Guy Fawkes, in the Houses of Parliament. I have rarely been so nervous in my life! A wonderful start to an exciting West End adventure!

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