THE world premiere tour of Horrible Histories - Barmy Britain, complete with all new amazing 3D special effects, is to visit the Mayflower Theatre.

Barmy Britain is a great treat for all the family. It will entertain all ages with its journey through two thousand years of history from the Romans to the First World War. You’ll meet fascinating characters, discover funny facts that teachers never tell you about and be blown away by amazing 3D effects.

Can you beat battling Boudicca? What if a Viking moved in next door? Would you lose your heart or head to horrible Henry VIII? Can evil Elizabeth entertain England? Will Parliament survive gunpowder Guy? Should King Charles keep his head? Dare you stand and deliver to dastardly Dick Turpin?

Move to grove with party Queen Victoria and prepare to do battle in the frightful First World War. It’s the history of Britain with the nasty bits left in!

Barmy Britain is adapted by Terry Deary and Neal Foster from Deary’s best-selling Horrible Histories books. Terry Deary is the world's best-selling 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. His 50 Horrible Histories titles have sold over 25 million copies worldwide from China to Brazil!

Birmingham Stage Company has had huge success over the last eight years with their many different Horrible Histories shows both in London’s West End and on tour.

See their cast - Laura Dalgleish, Alison Fitzjohn, Benedict Martin (who was born in Basingstoke) and Gary Wilson with Martin Atkinson – in Southampton from April 16-20.

Perfect entertainment for all those from 5 to 105!

Tickets are available from the box office on 02380 711811 or online at