Birmingham Stage Company

Terrible Tudors & Awful Egyptians

13 September 2018 – 30 November 2019

From the horrible Henries to the end of evil Elizabeth, hear the legends (and the lies!) about the torturing Tudors. Learn how rotten Richard reached his ruin! Find out the fate of Henry's headless wives and his punch up with the Pope! Share a secret with Shakespeare. Can you tell the difference between a putrid Protestant and a cruel Catholic? Dare you visit a Tudor doctor? Will you and Elizabeth survive the Spanish Armada as it sails into the audience?

From the fascinating Pharaohs to the power of the pyramids, discover the foul facts of death and decay with the meanest mummies in Egypt. Can you solve the riddle of powerful pyramids? Are you ready to rumble with Ramesses the Great? Dare you enter through the Gates of the Afterlife and go head to head with gruesome gods? Will you discover Tutankhamun’s tomb? Take a journey of a lifetime into the Valley of the Kings in this history of Egypt with the nasty bits left in!

See details of your nearest venue at Tour Info above!


I am a primary drama teacher and I haven't enjoyed a piece of theatre in education or even a show aimed at children as much as I enjoyed these informative and entertaining productions. They are the best shows for children I’ve ever seen.
Tilehouse Combined School, Bucks

The children wished every history lesson could be as fun. The 3D brought everything to life, making the production more memorable. We can’t wait for the next production.
Skippers Hill Prep School

Entertaining and educational, with a lot of information, greatly increasing the children’s interest in history and enjoyed by the adults too! It left a strong impression and was much talked about after
Boothstown Methodist Primary

An excellent show which kept up the very high standards we’ve come to expect from the BSC. The children said it was “better than television”!
Kings Norton

A really great show and very useful for us teachers. It kept the students on the edge of their seats and covered everything we wanted from the topics. The songs were our favourite parts!
Devi Sant School

All our children thoroughly enjoyed the production. A clear history timeline and a very memorable presentation, particularly the songs!
Christ the King School

The educational resource packs for both shows are available below (click on the show logo).