If Terry Deary’s Horrible Histories books give you nostalgia, don’t miss them come to life at QPAC next month.

From Friday 13 June, Horrible Histories – Awful Egyptians will feature as a live theatre show on QPAC’s Lyric stage for four performances only.

In July 2013, the show ran a sell-out two week season at Sydney’s Opera House to much acclaim as entertainment for all ages.

From the powerful pharaohs to the magnificent pyramids, the show brings historical figures to the stage through ‘bogglevision’ and 3D special effects.

Horrible Histories has found a place in most childhoods: since it was first published 20 years ago by Terry Deary and Martin Brown, over 20 million copies have been sold across 31 countries. Eight million of those copies were also sold in translation.

Brown, illustrator of the Horrible Histories books, was born and raised in Melbourne and began drawing at a young age.

Both Deary and Brown are seen to have shaped children’s literature.


When: Friday 13 June – 7pm. Saturday 14 June – 11am, 3pm & 7pm.
Running time – 2 hours.

Where: Lyric Theatre, QPAC, Cultural Precinct, South Bank.

Tickets: Book on the QPAC website.