Horrible Histories - More Best of Barmy Britain at The Belgrade Theatre

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If you're already a fan of the Horrible Histories TV show then you're going to love the live stage version!

Horrible Histories: More Best of Barmy Britain begins with a hilarious Roman parody of Master Chef, Manky Chef, and had children and parents alike laughing and squealing in equal measures of disgust and delight. 

Gross gags around Roman cuisine were made even funnier by Nick Sagar's amazing sound effects. Every squelch, splat, whip crack and drum roll had the whole theatre eurgh-ing and ooh-ing.

Less than five minutes in and the audience were split into two for the ultimate Slaves vs Thanes sing-off. This was a real testament to the actors, who'd befriended us within minutes of walking on stage, and everyone sang along full pelt, including us parents - much to my daughter's embarrassment.

Benedict Martin and Pip Chamberlin absolutely make this show, which is essentially two men and a dressing up box, but their obvious rapport and perfect comic timing made the 70 minutes feel more like fifteen and left the audience wanting more. 

The entire show was full of laugh out loud moments but the main highlights came from a bearded Queen Elizabeth performing Tonight's Going to be a Good Night alongside Will.i.am Plays Every Day Shakespeare, and from the overly critical, but hilarious, Tudor Tailors with their somewhat familiar catchphrase, "Suit thou, Sir".

Don't miss your chance to learn a little history this half term, as long as it's history with the nasty bits left in.

Currently showing at The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry from Wednesday 30th May to Saturday 2nd June.

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