Hilarious history of Britain is focus of Pantaloons’ pack

Pantaloons at Woburn Abbey.
Pantaloons at Woburn Abbey.

The talented Pantaloons Theatre Company are touring the country this summer with their own inimitable take on the History of Britain – and this hilarious show is coming to Woburn Abbey on Friday, July 4.

With mud, blood and stiff upper lips, The Pantaloons’ History of Britain presents our country’s past as you’ve never seen it before.

Pantaloons at Woburn Abbey.

Pantaloons at Woburn Abbey.

Join a breathless race through the centuries in this delightfully inventive open-air show that tells the story of Britain in under two hours.

Harold II and William the Conqueror don’t see eye to eye. Henry VIII decides five marriages just isn’t enough and Queen Victoria is most certainly not amused!

This historically hysterical show is packed with songs, sketches and silliness and is suitable for all ages.

The Pantaloons began life ten years ago as an open-air theatre company, busking plays for donations in parks and on the streets, where they developed an interactive and playful performance style.

In true Pantaloons tradition the show will include plenty of original live music, puppetry, audience participation and improvisation.

Mark Hayward, a founding member, said: “We characterise our work as post-modern folk theatre. We take well-loved tales – in this case stories from history – and give them a contemporary twist, making them accessible for new audiences and showing seasoned fans something that they perhaps had not seen in them before.”

As an outdoor show, the audience is welcome to take a picnic. Call 01525 290 333 or visit www.thepantaloons.co.uk