Birmingham Stage Company

Groovy Greeks & Incredible Invaders

14 January 2016 – 16 July 2016

"Fast-paced, irreverent and very, very funny – this is definitely the best history lesson ever. This was Ancient Greek history like you’ve never heard it before - with all the blood and guts that children want to know about left in. From the moment the voice of Horrible Histories creator Terry Deary boomed out across the theatre, it was breathless entertainment all the way. The show is superbly conceived to bring the stories to life. All hail Horrible Histories - an object lesson in every way!”
Southampton Daily Echo

“The always excellent Birmingham Stage Company are back with their winning formula: take a period of history, dig out the fascinating facts, sprinkle it with silly jokes, hand it over to four energetic actors with perfect comic timing, throw in some 3D effects, mix it all together - and the result? A laughing, cheering, squealing audience. And that's just the grown-ups. Amidst all the fun and the farts, I learned something too - and I have a history degree. Engaging, slick and very, very funny, this educational show is highly recommended hilarity. Excellent stuff indeed”.
Cambridge News

"The brilliance of this show is its ability to combine entertainment and education to tell the fascinating story of our ancestors - and the 3D visuals are incredibly impressive. The tagline for Horrible Histories is “history with the nasty bits left in” and this fantastic stage production is no exception!"
What’s On Darlington

 "A rollercoaster ride that kept even the youngest members of the audience gripped. Hilariously funny and grotesquely gruesome - the show is a marvel! An epic adventure of mythical proportions!"
Birmingham Mail

“Volleys of fascinating facts are fired at an alarming rate! With the pace set at ‘manic’ this is high tech panto fun: slapstick, irreverent yet informative and not patronising to the intended audience. The 3D screen is a star in its own right with the final Hastings battle scene particularly imaginative. Snakes lunge, spears and limbs hurtle out into the audience. A right rollicking entertainment!” 
The British Theatre Guide

"If anyone doubts the enthusiasm children feel for history, they should have been with me in Norwich Theatre Royal watching Incredible Invaders. The acting was superb and there were brilliant parodies of TV programmes, plus audience participation, songs and 3D effects! If this performance is any guide to the BSC’s work, I’d encourage you to see more!" 
Norwich Evening News

"Both shows have the thrilling secret weapon of computer generated backdrops that create anything from the building of Hadrian’s Wall to the sacking of Troy. These slick digital designs ensure that the most Horrible aspects of the shows come right at you: blood splats, rabid dogs, severed limbs, venomous snakes, all seemingly within an inch of your nose keep the promise of this enduringly popular series to give us our ‘history with the nasty bits left in’."
The Stage

“Both Groovy Greeks and Incredible Invaders have some fantastic laugh out loud moments and shriek-inducing 3D sequences. At the end of both shows I felt like Oliver Twist...please sir, can I have some more! Catch these wonderful productions while you can. You won't regret it. They’re hilarious, exhilarating and unforgettable”
Wirral Globe