Horrible Histories Live on Stage | Awful Egyptians

 

I don’t know who was more excited about Horrible Histories Live on Stage Awful Egyptians – me or Boyo!  The Welshman was quite keen too.

Horrible Histories Live on Stage Review:

If you’ve not heard of Horrible Histories, then you are well and truly missing out.  Horrible Histories started out as a book series written by Terry Deary and is a fabulous way to introduce kids to history in a fun and engaging style. By fun and engaging, read rude and revolting. If you’ve got a kid who doesn’t enjoy reading or learning, get them onto Horrible Histories.  They’ll have so much fun reading and talking to you about the books they won’t actually realise they’re learning.  Love that!

Click here to purchase the Horrible Histories Blood Curdling Box Set – 20 paperbacks of absolute awesomeness from the fabulous Booktopia.  Reduced to $57.95 down from $99.99.  Buy them now and you’ll have enough time to read them yourself before you give them to the kids for Xmas!

 

 

Next came an awesome BBC television series –  incredibly well written, performed by a fabulously engaging cast and actually wet-your-pants funny.  Aimed at kids, it has a huge following of adult fans too.  It is often me reminding Boyo to sit down and watch TV when it’s Horrible Histories time!

When we saw advertisements for Horrible Histories Live on Stage, we knew it would make the perfect family outing for the July school holidays.  There is something special about going to the Sydney Opera House too, don’t you think?  We were originally thinking about having a lovely Opera Bar lunch post-show, but there has been something of an I See Red Lionvasion as hordes of English, Scottish, Welsh and Irish rugby fans literally paint the town red for the weekend’s final rugby union test match, and there wasn’t a spare seat to be had.  Plus, it was a bit chilly!

We absolutely loved the show.  La la loved it!  In typical Horrible Histories style, there are bum jokes, double entendres suitable for the junior set and funny puns – and it is educational at the same time, but in that fantastic Horrible Histories style.  Boyo has spent his pocket money until the end of August on extending his Horrible Histories book collection – can you resist a kid who wants to buy books?  I know I can’t!  Money well spent!  He is seriously the most over-leveraged 9 year old, but I didn’t mind extending Bank of Mama credit this time.

The Welshman and I joined Boyo in some good old fashioned panto-style singsongs and even a little bum wiggle dance routine.  As you do.  I don’t want to give away any secrets, but there is BoggleVision.  The second half of the performance features 3D action.  It is entirely possible that there were adults who ducked – not me, of course.  Ahem.  Moving swiftly along …

The beauty of Horrible Histories is that it doesn’t talk down to your kids.  It isn’t remotely twee and it is funny with a capital F with a fabulously extracting-the-urine style.

Boyo rates the show 11/10 – very Faux Fuchsia.  The Welshman and I gave it 9.5/10.

There are a few tickets still available for the Sydney shows – click here for details.  Well worth it!

You might be lucky to still get tickets for the Melbourne shows – click here for details.

 

What I Wore:

Of course, being Kimba Likes, there is going to be a What I Wore aspect to this post.  You’d think I’d gone mad otherwise!

Click here to see a little Instagram video starring the gorgeous Smokey Topaz & The Bandit by Shabby Sisters

 

 

  • Yellow cropped blazer from Sussan – purchased from Sussan in 2012
  • Smokey Topaz & The Bandit – purchased from Shabby Sisters
  • Striped Slip Dress worn underneath – purchased from Verily | currently reduced to $49 from $109 | run don’t walk!
  • Floral skinnies – purchased from ASOS in 2012
  • Seed Femme mushroom suede ankle boots – purchased from Seed Birkenhead Point
  • Bottega Veneta handbag – thrifted from Red Cross Rozelle
  • Photobombing Mr Bunsy bunny rabbit – model’s own

 

Shop My Style:

My gorgeous yellow jacket was extremely popular on Instagram today.  I’m sorry to say it is well and truly out of stock, as I purchased it last year.  I have valiantly searched high and low for a close cousin, but have only been able to locate a distant relative or two.  Still, am kinda in love with the gorgeous gold blazer!

 

 

1    Smokey Topaz & The Bandit necklace by Shabby Sisters $60 | exact match

2    Lace Panel Merino Dress by Glassons $49.99 | exact match

3    Gwen by Hush Puppies from The Iconic $159

4    You Sent Me Jeans by Finders Keepers from The Iconic $56.99

5    Alexa Mid Rise Super Skinny Leg Jeans in Golden Camouflage by Mavi from The Iconic $89.99

6    Coco Amilie Jacket by Mimosa from The Iconic $229

7    Veronica Blazer by Sass from The Iconic $99.95

 

Kimba Likes Style Notes:

  • Yellow cropped blazer from Sussan – purchased from Sussan in 2012
  • Smokey Topaz & The Bandit – purchased from Shabby Sisters
  • Striped Slip Dress worn underneath – purchased from Verily | currently reduced to $49 from $109 | run don’t walk!
  • Floral skinnies – purchased from ASOS in 2012
  • Seed Femme mushroom suede ankle boots – purchased from Seed Birkenhead Point
  • Bottega Veneta handbag – thrifted from Red Cross Rozelle

Kimba Likes Image Credits:

  • All images by Kim-Marie Williams
  • Product images from The Iconic, Shabby Sisters and Glassons

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