THE popular children’s series Horrible Histories is coming to Taunton.

Fresh from the West End, Horrible Histories – Barmy Britain is touring the country and can be seen at The Brewhouse in Taunton on September 19, at 2pm and 4.30pm.

This hit show is a gag-filled gallop through British history with two actors playing multiple historical roles.

Can you beat battling Boudicca? Would you be a martyr for the Magna Carta? Will you lose your heart or head to horrible Henry VIII? Will Parliament survive gunpowder Guy?

These are just some of the fascinating characters audiences will discover in the 65-minute show.

Horrible Histories has already taken over the Museum of Somerset with an exhibition by the illustrator of the best-selling Horrible History series, Martin Brown: Horrible Histories and Other Dazzling Drawings, which is open until October 31.

For eager fans Martin Brown, will also be at Taunton Brewhouse to sign some Horrible History books after the 4.30pm show on September 19.

“It’s always great fun to meet the readers and the audiences of the Horrible Histories,” said Martin.

“In fact, it’s nearly as much fun as drawing the pictures for the books in the first place.

“I’m really looking forward to my visit to Taunton - hope to see you there.”

The Best of Barmy Britain is written by Terry Deary and Neal Foster from Deary’s best-selling Horrible Histories books.

Deary is the world's bestselling non-fiction author for children and one of the most popular children’s authors in the country. He has written 200 books which have been translated into 40 different languages.

His 50 Horrible Histories titles have sold over 25 million copies worldwide.

For details and ticket, contact the Brewhouse box office on 01823 283244, or via