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Summer 2021 and Spring 2022

Horrible Histories:
Terrible Thames

Horrible Histories proudly presents a wicked new tour of the Terrible Thames!

So climb aboard and prepare to hear the horrible history of the most famous river in the world!

Tremble in terror at the Tower! Sizzle at the Savoy! Give Cleopatra the needle! Be washed away at Westminster! Lose yourself in Lambeth! Get gobsmacked by the Globe! Hold onto your head at London Bridge and escape from Execution Dock!

Take a dive with Horrible Histories into the stories of King Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn, Julius Caesar, the Duke of Wellington, Queen Boudicca, Jack the Ripper and Captain Kidd, in this history of the Thames with the nasty bits left in!

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The creatives


Writers – Terry Deary and Neal Foster

Director – Neal Foster

Design – Jackie Trousdale

Sound – Nick Sagar

Producers – Birmingham Stage Company and 

Woods Silver Fleet

Sound Operators - Hannah Reymes-Clemerson

Constanca Lobo

Sam Levy

The original 2021 cast

Mr Sparling - Ben Eagle

Billie - Joëlle Brabban

Miss Sparling - Molly Roberts

Billy - Jack Toland

Miss Sparling - Ashh Blackwood

Billy - Christian James

Billy - James Elliott

Ben revisited Terrible Thames in 2022, playing

Mr Sparling opposite Harriet Munday as Billie

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