Picture: Mark Douet

Horrible Histories – Terrible Tudors

Coventry Belgrade


If you think applying a mixture of wiggly worms, pig marrow and the tail of a red-haired dog to your gout ridden feet would be the ultimate cure then think again.

The Terrible Tudors at Coventry Belgrade  this week, chop down the ‘old wives tales’ and brandish squelching facts about the torturing Tudors in a 3D spectacle bringing Horrible Histories to execrable existence.

Featuring songs by The Black Eyed Peas, I Gotta Feeling takes on a whole new meaning as Will.i.am Shakespeare serenades Queen Elizabeth “Go out and smash it, Like Oh My God, Jump off that sofa, Let’s get it get it up”.

Director Neal Foster as Henry Vlll likened to Donald Trump, not only stuffs his face on fatty fry-ups but goes through six wives, “divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived” and breaks up the Catholic Church after a ruckus with The Pope.

From the horrid Henrys to the end of evil-minded Elizabeth we meet monstrous Bloody Mary, Lisa Allen, and survive the Spanish Armada as Bogglevision brings cannonballs firing into the audience and bugs scuttling towards your eyeballs.

A boiled mix of the grease from a fox and the gall of a hare may not cure deafness when poured in the ear however with the help of Neal Foster, Lisa Allen and whipping boy Izaak Cainer, the Threatening Tudors, bring the macabre, nightmarish, atrocious and heinous facts to lurid life with a song and a dance.

“Alas my love you do me wrong, To cast me off discourteously; And I have loved you oh so long, Delighting in your company” belts of Henry Vlll as he wipes his nose on his sleeve.

Nothing unites the country of England better than a good old-fashioned beheading so join the mischievous Horrible Histories cast for Terrible Tudors and Awful Egyptians at the Belgrade till Saturday October 26th.

For tickets call the Box Office on 024 7655 3055 or book online here at  BELGRADE

Emma Trimble


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