Horrible Histories: Incredible Invaders on tour
- Kelly Apter
- 30 June 2016
Two new stage shows bring ancient Greece and Roman Britain back to life
They were unlikely to make it past the first round of Masterchef, but this lot certainly knew a thing or two about cooking with local produce. Even if, strictly speaking, it wasn’t their own local produce. The Saxons, like the Romans before them and Vikings after them, helped shape the Britain we see today, but by what methods?
All will be revealed, in gloriously gruesome detail, when Incredible Invaders arrives in Glasgow. Created by Birmingham Stage Company, this latest helping of ‘Horrible Histories’ follows in the footsteps of Vile Victorians, Terrible Tudors and the catch-all Barmy Britain.
Romping through a thousand years of take-overs and infiltration, Incredible Invaders will play alongside Groovy Greeks on alternate days, with both shows benefitting from 3D ‘bogglevision’. From the first Olympic Games to the bull-headed Minotaur, audiences will find out what it was like to grow up in Ancient Greece.
Writer and director Neal Foster, a man dedicated to reminding all of us, young and old, that we’re not the first to roam this planet, has made the Horrible Histories stage shows a labour of love – and these two are no exception.
‘I had a hugely exciting time bringing the Groovy Greeks to life in Horrible Histories style,’ he says. ‘And I loved shining the spotlight on Celtic, Roman, Saxon and Viking life in Incredible Invaders – because both provide a spectacular way for children and adults to enter these extraordinary historical periods.’