Amazing 3D and awful answers at The Capitol

Birmingham Stage Company, producers of six hugely popular Horrible Histories shows, are bringing their latest touring show to The Capitol, Horsham.

Saturday, 31st August 2013, 8:54 am
Horrible Science
Horrible Science

Horrible Science is an exciting stage version of some of the hugely popular books by Nick Arnold illustrated by Tony de Saulles.

These books have sold over 15 million copies in 27 different languages world-wide and won such important scientific and literary awards as the Rhone-Poulenc Prize and the Blue Peter Best Book with Facts Award.

Horrible Science’s three days at The Capitol is part of its 2013 UK tour so kids above age 6 and their families can enjoy a whole lot of squishy adventures in Horrible Science world with a reluctant school boy hero called Billy Miller.

With the audience’s help he has to battle his way through many different science areas of The Horrible Science Adventure World when the all powerful computer, TIM takes it over.

To stop TIM destroying the whole world the audience must work together with Billy and face both dreadful dangers and putrid puns – encountering fatal forces such as gravity, electricity and magnetism.

They’ll learn how to defeat some menacing bacteria and other microbe monsters who want to inflict their killer diseases on humans and they’ll show Baron Frankenstein how the different parts of the body fit together.

Using actors and amazing 3D Bogglevision special effects, BSC’s Horrible Science show, adapted for the stage by Mark Williams, attempts to find the awful answers to important questions such as ‘can you fight deadly diseases and beastly bacteria just using an egg?’

Can you survive the Bathroom of Doom and the Toothbrush of Terror – when in just a few hours one bacterium can produce 100 million copies of itself to infect your towel, flannel, toothbrush and even your hands?

Why do we produce 50,000 litres of spit in a lifetime – enough to fill 100 baths?

Horrible Science covers much of the science curriculum but deals with these topics in such unusual and hilariously disgusting ways.

Horrible Science is directed by Phil Clark with designs by Jacqueline Trousdale, lighting by Jason Taylor and music by Matthew Scott.

The cast includes Alison Fitzjohn, Iain Ridley, Gary Wilson and Amanda Wright.

This astounding show aims to thrill you and your children – you’ll be laughing and groaning at the jokes then gasping at the special effects that seem to send giant bacteria and disgusting blobby things straight at your head, while all the time you’ll be painlessly learning many more scientific facts than you knew before.

So book your tickets today for a truly Horrible experience.

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Tickets and information

Tickets: £13.50, children, £11.50, schools £9.

Venue: The Capitol Horsham.

Dates: Thursday 19 – Saturday 21 September.

Thursday 7pm, Friday 10.30am and 7.30pm, Saturday 10.30am, 2.30pm and 6.30pm.

Box Office: call 01403 750220 or log on to