Horrible Histories - Barmy Britain to Play Matinee Run at the West End's Garrick Theatre

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Horrible Histories -- Barmy Britain, co-written by Terry Deary, who is the creator of the "Horrible Histories" series of books that has made him one of Bitain's best-selling authors, will take to the stage of the Garrick Theatre for a run of matinee and morning performances, beginning Feb. 14, 2012. The Garrick is host by night to Chicago.

Presented by Birmingham Stage Company, this stage production is directed by Neal Foster, who has also co-written it with Deary and Ciaran McConville.

According to press materials, British history is "full of barmy people who did nasty things to each other. With blood, battles, murder and mayhem, Horrible Histories - Barmy Britain explores stories from Roman, Tudor, Stuart, Georgian, Victorian and WWI periods and features famous characters such as Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn, Guy Fawkes, Florence Nightingale and General Earl Haig."

Deary's "Horrible History" series comprises some 50 titles, which have sold a total of over 25 million copies in 40 countries. The Birmingham Stage Company is the resident company of Birmingham's Old Rep Theatre, and has been touring Horrible Histories for five years throughout the UK, Ireland and Dubai.

In the opening production, Rex will be played by Benedict Martin and Queenie by Lauryn Redding.

To book tickets, contact the box office on 0844 412 4662, or visit www.barmybritainlive.com for more details.   

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