BRINGING history to life through its most gruesome facts, Horrible Histories: Terrible Tudors is a funny family entertainer packed with a sneaky dose of education.
Following on the success of Terry Deary’s Horrible Histories books and TV series, the live show gives a more interesting retelling of the Tudor period than is found in any history book.
The small but energetic cast seemed to play hundred of characters and their panto-esque performances, particularly during the story of Henry VIII’s (Simon Lloyd) and Anne Boleyn’s (Laura Crowhurst) marriage, had the kids in stitches.
But there was still enough jokes thrown in for the mums and dads to keep them laughing along with the little ones.
Spooky 3D special effects in the second act saw most of the audience ducking and screaming to avoid the Tudor king and queens’ floating portraits and Spanish Armada cannons and certainly kept everyone on the edge of their seats to the very end.
HANNAH JENNINGS PARRY