Horrible Histories - The Best of Barmy Britain at Apollo Theatre tickets
Horrible Histories - The Best of Barmy Britain at Apollo Theatre tickets

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About the show

The Horrible Histories team returned to the stage with more energy than ever, to celebrate their fifth anniversary on stage in London’s West End with the Best of Barmy Britain.

With countless best-selling children’s books, a BAFTA-award winning TV show and years of acclaimed stage productions under their belt, the Horrible Histories gang have become one of the most loved children's shows in the West End, and have once again brought their most captivating characters and fascinating facts for their special anniversary, which ensured that all children (and adults!) were glued to their seats.

From battling Boudicca to lighting up your life with the great fire of London, audiences had the chance to enjoy the bloodiest, brutalist and most gruesome parts of the history of Britain, while still learning a thing or two along the way.
With killer comedy and high octane songs, this is like no history lesson that has ever been taught in a classroom. Having featured characters such as King John, Henry VIII, Guy Fawkes, Queen Victoria, Boudicca and Burke and Hare, the Horrible Histories stage show is always the perfect way to bring British history to life in a hilarious and action packed way.

Starring Neal Foster and Alison Fitzjohn, the Horrible Histories team once again brought their unique concoction of history and humour in the Best of Barmy Britain to the Apollo Theatre in London’s West End in August 2016.

Recommended for

Horrible Histories – The Best of Barmy Britain is perfect for families and school trips. It is designed specifically to give an in-depth insight into history, while still being hilariously funny and incredibly entertaining, perfect for any young learners!

Age Recommendations: Suitable for age 5-10

Dates and times

Running time: 60 minutes (No interval)
Opened: 05 Aug 2016
Press night: 09 Aug 2016
Booking from: 02 Sep 2016
Booking until: 03 Sep 2016

Location and map

Apollo Theatre
Shaftesbury Avenue
London, W1D 7EZ

10 Reviews Add review

Show very good. Acting fabulous. Incredible energy and charisma from both actors. Good balance of comic script to appeal to both children... More

Anonymous User 4429 reviews, 569 helpful votes

The show was excellent, laughed throughout and plenty of jokes for the adults in the audience. The kids loved it. Very worth watching. More

Anonymous User 4429 reviews, 569 helpful votes

Great show my daughter is aged 7 and just starting to learn a bit about our history this was a fast paced show which covered lots of... More

kaydaniels 1 review, 0 helpful votes

Brilliant, fun. Lots of information in such a fun format, songs, and audience participation. My kids age 11 and 9 loved it as did I.... More

Anonymous User 4429 reviews, 569 helpful votes

I really loved the show, just more people next time because it ruins it you see them change clothing - why can't they do it with more. More

rebeccajackson1 1 review, 1 helpful vote


sandyoakley 1 review, 0 helpful votes

Fantastic show! Brilliant duo and so entertaining! Great way to get children interested in history!

Ellsee 14 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Fantastic show, humorous, with topical jokes. Super songs to join in with.

chelseyspark 1 review, 0 helpful votes

Really good fun

Anonymous User 4429 reviews, 569 helpful votes