Who said that the half term holidays can't be educational? At the Groundlings Theatre in Portsmouth you can catch some interesting and informative plays that will give your children a half term history lesson while they have a lot of laughs. Vicky and the Victorians will be performed at the Groundlings Theatre on Tuesday 13th of February at 2pm.
Vicky and the Victorians follows two mad professors and a cast of other wacky Victorian characters as they explore what life was like in the Victorian times. The play explores every day life, inventions, schooling, and London's Great exhibition of 1851. The Victorian period is known for much more than just Queen Victoria, men in top hats and ladies in frilly dresses. We were just getting the hang of telecommunications and railways were booming; the Victorian era also saw Britain's population more than double between 1831 and 1901.
The play also forms part of the Groundlings Theatre's 'Theatre in Education' program. These plays are designed to be educational as well as fun. During the school term they're toured through schools, tying in the funny shows with the history curriculum. The program looks at everything from World War I and World War II to the Mayans, Prehistoric humans, and Ancient Egyptians.
This is a Picnic Children's Theatre show, so families are encouraged to bring along a picnic for the performance so no one gets hungry while they're watching the show. Discounts are available if you're interested in seeing other Picnic Children's Theatre Shows; buy tickets to two of the shows and you'll receive a third for free.
Tickets are £6.50 for adults, £5.50 for children and £20 for families. Tickets can be purchased from the Groundlings Theatre website or by calling the box office on 023 9273 7370.
February Half Term Holiday Plays at the Groundlings Theatre
Tuesday 13 February The Terrifying Tudors - 11am Vicky & the Victorians - 2pm
The Groundlings Theatre can be found at 42 Kent Street in Portsmouth. The theatre is approximately a 30 minute drive from Southampton along the M27. For more information about the other performances at the Groundlings Theatre, visit their website.