This May half term, join Historic Royal Palaces at Hampton Court Palace, as gruesome characters and terrible tales are brought to life in Horrible Histories’ The Best of Barmy Britain!
From battling Boudicca to highwayman Dick Turpin and the putrid plague, dive into the most ghastly parts of British history in the gardens of Henry VIII’s former home.
Presented by The Birmingham Stage Company, The Best of Barmy Britain promises to uncover centuries of bloody history – from horrible Henry and his wives to the ‘quirky Queen Vicky ’.
Learn how Catherine Parr survived the horrors of Henry VIII’s putrid ulcers, and find out the fate of Henry’s other five wives.
From the bodysnatchers Burke and Hare – who dug up graveyards at night – to the plotting of Guy Fawkes, sort out the facts from the fables right where generations of royal drama unfolded.
See Boudicca, Queen of the Iceni tribe – also known as the ‘Spartan dressed in Tartan’ – who fought against the Romans when they took what was hers! Learn about what made her a barmy British ruler and kick-started the legend of big, bad Boudicca.
The show runs for one hour and is an outdoor performance in the palace gardens, with guests encouraged to bring a blanket and food for the ultimate historical picnic in the grounds of Henry VIII’s pleasure palace.
It’s perfect for those with a thirst for all things awful and amusing!
Address: Hampton Court Palace, Molesey, East Molesey KT8 9AU
Dates: Saturday 27 May – Saturday 3 June 2017
May 27, 28, 29, June 1, 2 & 3: 12.00 and 15.00
May 30 & 31: 12.00 and 18.00
The Best of Barmy Britain only:
Adult: £12 /Child: £7/ Child under 5: free but require ticket
The Best of Barmy Britain, palace, maze and The Magic Garden:
Adult: £26 /Child: £13/ Child under 5: free but require ticket