A stage production based on the popular Horrible Histories book series comes to London in February.
Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain will play at the Garrick Theatre from Tuesday February 14th to September 1st 2012, giving audiences the chances to be transported back to Britain's gory past.
The production, which features a talented cast including Benedict Martin and Lauryn Redding, is ideal for families staying at cheap London hotels.
Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain will answer bizarre and intriguing questions such as why the Romans never won MasterChef, how Parliament escaped Guy Fawkes' gun power plot and whether someone found guilty of treason would be more likely to lose their head or heart to horrible King Henry VIII.
The play will take audience members on a rollercoaster ride full of blood, battles, mayhem and murder, delving into Britain's Roman, Tudor, Stuart, Georgian and Victorian past.
Audience members will also have the opportunity to be transported back to the turbulent times of the First World War.
Viewers will be able to see some of their favourite historical characters, including Florence Nightingale, King Henry VIII, Guy Fawkes and Anne Boleyn.
The Horrible Histories books have also been made into a popular BAFTA-winning TV show of the same name, making complex historical ideas more accessible for younger people.
Tickets to the production are priced at between £13.50 and £25 and can be purchased either via the internet or at the box office.
The original Horrible Histories books were written by Terry Deary and Peter Hepplewhite. Deary studied drama at college and worked as an actor and teacher at the TIE company in Wales, before becoming a theatre director specialising in writing plays for children.
Blitzed Brits, the fifth book in the series, was published in 1995, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of VE day. The book was massively popular and reached number one on the bestsellers list.