Horrible history bought to life

Groovy Greeks and Incredible Invaders - Horrible Histories
Groovy Greeks and Incredible Invaders - Horrible Histories

There is plenty of horrible history to be seen when a theatre company brings history to life in a very gruesome way.

The team behind the ever popular Horrible Histories bring two new shows Groovy Greeks and Incredible Invaders to Northampton’s Royal & Derngate.

Thousands of years after the Ruthless Romans, Savage Saxons and Vicious Vikings stormed ashore on the coast of Britain and the Gruesome Greeks competed in the first ever Olympic Games.

Audiences canrelive those horribly exciting times running from Tuesday June 7 to Saturday June 11.

Birmingham Stage Company are returning to Northampton with their new Horrible Histories shows, Incredible Invaders and Groovy Greeks, using actors and 3D Bogglevision special effects, as with their previous hugely popular Horrible Histories productions.

In Incredible Invaders the Celts are crunched when the Ruthless Romans invaded Britain.

Can crazy Caratacus can save the nation? Hide behind Hadrian’s Wall and witness the Savage Saxons smash theirway in.

Discover who’s at Sutton Hoo and survive the Vicious Vikings as they sail into the audience. It’s a thousand year journey with Incredible Invaders!

Groovy Greeks takes us from savage Sparta to angry Athens to discover the truth about growing up in ancient Greece.

Take on the Trojans and pummel the Persians! Compete in the first ever Olympic Games and appear in the very first play.

Hold on tight as you gatecrash the gruesome and Groovy Greeks.

It’s history but with all of the really nasty bits left in and the show’s writer and director said the production values for the audience should be amazing.

Neal Foster said: “I had a hugely exciting time bringing the Groovy Greeks to life in Horrible Histories style and loved shining the spotlight on Celtic, Roman, Saxon and Viking life in Incredible Invaders.

“Both shows feature special amazing 3D effects that provide a spectacular way for both children and adults to enter these extraordinary historical periods.”

Tickets for the show are available at a cost of £18 and performances and the shows vary daily.

For more information about the show or to book tickets in advance call the box office on 01604 624811 or visit www.royalandderngate.co.uk.