Enjoy some fun family theatre at the Groundlings Theatre in Portsmouth during the February half-term holidays with the Terrifying Tudors on Tuesday February 13th.
The most well known of the Tudors was obviously Henry VIII and his long list of wives. Henry VIII is best known for divorcing, executing or abandoning his wives each time he found someone new to marry. As the Horrible Histories tune goes: "divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived!" There are plenty of great stories surrounding the once svelte king who was said to weigh about 300lbs when he died. Then there are also the rumours about wives who were witches and one who looked like a horse. Amongst the real-life drama of the Tudor period, it's an easy piece of history to create a hilarious 60-minute show for families.
Terrifying Tudors is also one of the plays used in the Groundlings' Theatre in Education programme. These are plays that the theatre takes to schools and other educational institutions that cover well known periods in time and historical events. The plays cover everything from the Vikings and Victorians to World War I and Prehistoric Man. Whether your kids are watching them at the theatre during the school holidays, or at school as part of the curriculum, it's a fun way to blend education and entertainment.
The Groundlings Theatre is a Portsmouth based theatre. It's located at 42 Kent Street in Portsmouth, not too far from the Portsmouth Harbour. The Groundlings Theatre is about 20 miles from Southampton and approximately 30 minutes from the Southampton City Centre via the M27. For more family and children's theatre, check out the other shows on at the Groundlings Theatre on their website.