Horrible Histories stage show to tour NZ

The Horrible Histories stage show, directed by Neal Foster, is set to tour New Zealand.
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The Horrible Histories stage show, directed by Neal Foster, is set to tour New Zealand.

A stage adaptation of the popular Horrible Histories books will tour New Zealand.

The show, first performed on London's West End, will tell the story of Britain's history - and promises to leave the "nasty bits" in.

The one-hour production will feature historic characters like Celtic warrior queen Boudicca, the cruel King John, bloodthirsty Henry VIII and 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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The show will visit Hamilton, Auckland, New Plymouth, Wellington, Palmerston North, Napier, Invercargill, Christchurch and Dunedin through September and October this year.

The production is adapted from a popular book series by Terry Deary and cartoonish Martin Brown.

It's directed by Birmingham Stage Company actor and manager Neal Foster.

Ticketing and tour information is available from Livenation.co.nz.

Horrible Histories New Zealand tour dates

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Clarence St Theatre, Hamilton - September 30

Bruce Mason Centre, Auckland - October 1

Theatre Royal, New Plymouth - October 4

Opera House, Wellington - October 7

Regent Theatre, Palmerston North - October 8

Municipal Theatre, Napier - October 10

Civic Theatre, Invercargill - October 12

Isaac Theatre Royal, Christchurch - October 14

Town Hall, Dunedin - October 15

 - Stuff

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