Two week countdown until Horrible histories heads to Storyhouse with double bill

The smash-hit show Horrible Histories Live On Stage heads to Storyhouse in Chester in two weeks with a double bill set to wow young and old alike.

The first Horrible Histories books were published in 1993, and to celebrate the 25th anniversary the team behind the successful books have brought two titles to life with brand new engaging, entertaining and educational stage shows.

The Horrible Histories double bill of Terrible Tudors and Awful Egyptians will entertain Storyhouse audiences with two hilarious shows featuring eye-popping 3D special effects.

Horrible Histories Live on Stage comes to Storyhouse in Chester from Tuesday 5 November to Friday 8 November 2019. Tickets are on sale now. Group rates are available. 

Horrible Histories Live on Stage is written by Terry Deary from his bestselling Horrible Histories books. Terry Deary is the world’s bestselling non-fiction author for children and one of the most popular children’s authors in the country. He has written 200 books which have been translated into 40 different languages. Over the past 25 years, his 50 Horrible Histories titles have sold over 25 million copies worldwide from China to Brazil.

Terrible Tudors gives visitors the chance to take a trip through the horrible Henrys to the end of evil Elizabeth and hear the legend (and the lies!) about the torturing Tudors. Find out the fate of Henry’s headless wives and his punch-up with the Pope. Meet Bloody Mary and see Ed fall dead in his bed. Survive the Spanish Armada as it sails into the audience! Terrible Tudors runs from Tuesday 5 November to Friday 8 November 2019.

Awful Egyptians invites you to meet the fascinating Pharaohs, gasp at the power of the pyramids, and discover the foul facts of death and decay with the meanest mummies in Egypt. Are you ready to rumble with Ramesses the Great? Dare you enter through the Gates of the Afterlife? It’s the history of Egypt with the nasty bits left in! Awful Egyptians runs from Wednesday 6 November to Friday 8 November 2019.

A special feature of the productions are the amazing Bogglevision 3D effects. Among an array of 3D-illusions the audience will see the Spanish Armada firing cannonballs into the auditorium or the Mummy reaching out to grab them!

Horrible Histories Live on Stage is directed by Neal Foster, design is by Jackie Trousdale, lighting by Jason Taylor, sound by Nick Sagar, and music by Matthew Scott.

Birmingham Stage Company are also currently celebrating their 25th anniversary and are one of the world’s top theatre companies for families. Their acclaimed productions include David Walliams’ Gangsta Granny and Awful Auntie, and Roald Dahl’s George’s Marvellous Medicine. They have been producing Horrible Histories Live on Stage since 2005, including the record-breaking West End series of Barmy Britain.

These two hilarious historical journeys through the squelchiest and yuckiest moments in British and Egyptian history are perfect entertainment for anyone aged from 5 to 105!

Tickets are on sale now and range in price from £13.50 for children under 14, to £18.50 for adults. Each ticket is subject to a £1.50 booking fee.





A brilliantly fun piece of educational theatre that taught this

history graduate a few new things’

Daily Telegraph


‘Is this any way for children to learn about history? Too right it is!

If lessons were always like this, kids would be queuing at the school gates!’

The Times


‘Mortgage the school if you have to. Ransom the governors, even.

No child or adult should be denied the chance to see this:

live theatre and history at its rip-roaring best’

Times Educational Supplement


‘These actors should be in every school history class across the land.

Or given how little most us know, maybe every living room!’

The Scotsman


‘Wholly accessible, educating, entertaining and enjoyable,

Horrible Histories live on stage is a tour de force. Five stars out of five!’





Tuesday 5 November 2019 – Friday 8 November 2019



Hunter Street, Chester, CH1 2AR

Tickets £13.50 children under 14 / £18.50 adults

Each ticket is subject to a £1.50 booking fee



Tuesday 5 November 2019 – Friday 8 November 2019

Tuesday 5 November 2019 at 5.30pm

Wednesday 6 November 2019 at 1.30pm

Thursday 7 November 2019 at 6pm

Friday 8 November 2019 at 10.30am



Wednesday 6 November 2019 – Friday 8 November 2019

Wednesday 6 November 2019 at 10.30am

Thursday 7 November 2019 at 10.30am

Friday 8 November 2019 at 6pm



Online:            Visit

By Phone:       Call 01244 409 113

In person:       Visit the Ticket Kiosks at Storyhouse, Hunter Street, Chester, CH1 2AR




Twitter:           @StoryhouseLive


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