Birmingham Stage Company

The Worst of Barmy Britain


26 March 2020 – 28 June 2020

WHAT THE PAPERS SAY ABOUT THE BARMY BRITAIN SHOWS!
 

Horrible Histories brings the bloody story of Britain throbbingly alive in this hilarious show from the excellent Birmingham Stage Company. Bloody, marvellous stuff!
The Daily Express


Is this any way for children to learn about history? Too right it is! If lessons were always like this, kids would be queuing up at the school gates every morning!
The Times


The Horrible Histories stage shows have become a bit of a British institution. It’s not hard to spot why. Think Fry and Laurie, mixed with Little Britain and a dash of Monty Python. It’s sparky, cheeky and covered in poo!
The Guardian


This funnily uproarious, occasionally flatulent and surprisingly informative romp through the madder, badder moments of British history is perfect!
The Sunday Times


Barmy Britain is a brilliantly fun piece of educational theatre that taught this history graduate a few new things and kept my son enthralled. History teachers of Great Britain, it’s time to up your game!
The Daily Telegraph


As gleefully vulgar as a Roman poo stick! It's perfectly horrid and my daughter loved it!
The Daily Mail


Anarchic, cheeky, illuminating fun - a little fact-packed gem!
Time Out


Take your children or maybe just go by yourself. It’s a blood-stained hogshead of laughs with fascinating details of the darker side of life across one thousand years of Britain’s torment, in Foster’s crackling script!
The Morning Star


These actors should be in every school history class across the land. Or, given how little most of us know about history, maybe that should be every living room.
The Scotsman


Blood, guts and gross gags - a sharp 70 minutes through centuries of our island's barminess!
Evening Standard


The Horrible Histories team can do no wrong. It’s a winning formula that receives almost universal adulation. The stage show is a brilliant watch and the two stars of the show make it spectacular.
Radio Times