Horrible Histories headlines exciting new theatre season at Broadway

The new 2019 Spring/Summer season theatre programme is now on sale at the Broadway Theatre, the theatre’s most packed programme to date with something for everyone included throughout the season.


Following their successful visit to Letchworth last spring, the Horrible Histories team return with Barmy Britain, on 13 and 14 April. Recommended for children aged 6+, the show takes a tour through British history meeting the ruthless Romans, mounting a mutiny against King Henry VIII and surviving the first ever train ride.

From the producers of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show and Sarah and Duck Live on Stage comes Twirlywoos Live on 17 March, bringing mischief, music and plenty of surprises to the stage with a cast full of your favourite characters from the hit TV show.

Also coming up this season is the musical adaptation of much-loved classic Pinocchio on 4 May, the Ministry of Science return to Letchworth with another out of the ordinary science show on 4 July and a magical adventure down the rabbit hole in KD Theatre’s production of Alice in Wonderland on 29 May.


Fresh off his 150 date tour, comedian Lee Nelson comes to Letchworth with a special performance of his Serious Joker tour on 24 April. He is joined throughout the season by Mark Steel on 7 March and Seann Walsh on 9 May.

On 23 March, the Thinking Drinkers bring their intoxicating (potentially quite literally!) bar-hop through history to Letchworth. The show sees the audience taken everywhere from Ancient Greece to Victorian gin palaces, with five free drinks included in the ticket price.

If improv is more your thing, then on 28 February, The Noise Next Door will be turning audience suggestions into scenes and songs, packed with ludicrous characters, one-liners and epic stories in this excellent show by one of the country’s most sought after comedy club headliners.


The game is afoot on 4 & 5 April in Sherlock Holmes: The Sign of Four. Join us for the Blackeyed Theatre’s stage adaptation of the second Sherlock Holmes tale of the same name. Featuring original live music and magical story-telling, this plot of murder, corruption and stolen jewels is one not to be missed.

Ruby Wax returns to Letchworth to discuss more on how our minds work, with help from monk Thubten Gelong and neuroscientist Ash Ranpura in Ruby Wax, The Monk and The Neuroscientist How to Be Human on 22 & 23 May. This show invites you to use more of your mind for compassion, instead of just chasing what is ‘better’.

Also coming up this season is the return of The Jive Aces on 19 May and raconteur Mark Thomas looking at the NHS as it turns 70 in Mark Thomas: Check Up on 26 March, plus plenty more in a packed schedule to start 2019.

Jordine Bartlett, Marketing Manager for the Broadway Theatre, said: “We’re really looking forward to introducing visitors to the extensive variety of comedy, musicals and live theatre performances we have coming to Letchworth this season. We have carefully selected a programme which really does offer something for everyone!”

To book tickets for any of the upcoming shows, visit broadway-letchworth.com or call the box office on 01462 681088.