Terry Deary’s award winning series gets a Christmas twist in this raucous family production
How did the Tudors celebrate Christmas? What would Oliver Cromwell – not a fan of jolly feasting and parties – have to say about Slade and Wizzard? And who was Good King Wenceslas? Not a king, for starters… Described as an ‘action-packed festive adventure that’s a romp from start to finish’ (Derby Telegraph), this raucous live show comes from the brilliant Birmingham Stage Company and features all the comedy of their Horrible Histories shows, with added Yuletide spirit. Join characters including Henry VIII, Charles Dickens, a rapping Charles II, Santa himself and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer for a lavishly-staged, fast-paced Christmas show for all the family, featuring madcap action, contemporary nods (Doctor Who gets a mention), and silly songs and sketches. Horrible Histories is on stage the Corn Exchange from 14 December until 9 January. Tickets are £22.50 (£17 children) or £55 for a family ticket (two adults, two kids).
You can find our list of this year’s Christmas shows here