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A stage adaptation of the popular Horrible Histories book will tour New Zealand this year (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 215)
Jun 19, 2017 Culture & Entertainment
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The show, first performed on London's West End, tells the story of Britain's history and promises to leave the "nasty bits" in.

Could you beat battling Queen Boudicca as she takes on the Romans? Will you be a martyr to the Magna Carta at the hands of cruel King John? Could you survive the putrid plague as it sweeps across the land? Will you lose your heart or your head to horrible Henry VIII? Can Parliament survive the gunpowder plot of Guy Fawkes? Would you stand and deliver to dastardly highwayman Dick Turpin? Escape the clutches of murderers. Burke and Hare move to the groove and party with Queen Victoria!

The one hour production is adapted from a popular book series by Terry Deary and cartoonist Martin Brown, and is directed by the Birmingham Stage Company under manager Neal Foster The show will feature historic characters like Celtic warrior queen Boudicca, the cruel King John, bloodthirsty Henry VIII and perhaps the original terrorist, Guy Fawkes.

"You'll be amazed, appalled and ablaze with delight as this acclaimed West End show uses songs, audience participation, fun, facts and farts to tell the stories of the people who made Britain barmy!" the production's promotional material promises.

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burning fiercely


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wilfully causing pain or suffering to others, or feeling no concern about it


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