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Horrible Stories, Thames Shows, New Books and Another Movie – Terry Deary Keeps Busy | Ents & Arts News

Chances are you’ve watched or read something Terry Deary created.

He’s the mastermind behind, among others, Horrible Histories – children’s books that go beyond textbooks and take a more honest and gruesome look at world history.

On the backs of books, which he started writing in 1993, television series, stage shows, and big-screen movies have sprung up, becoming one of the country’s most beloved franchises.

Terry Deary has had 12 busy months
Terry Deary has had 12 busy months

Speaking to Sky News from his home in County Durham, where he worked for most of his life, Deary was keen to stress that he is not a historian.

“I write books on a much more interesting subject – the human experience,” he said.

“Human beings are the most fascinating subject in the world, and if you want to understand how the world works, how people work… then you look at the experience of others.

“In Horrible Histories, the experiences just turned out to be in the past and because they’re so far back in time we can tell stories that are probably tasteless … you can still call them callous stories, but because that they happened a few hundred years ago, we got away with it. “

He may be 75, but work hasn’t slowed down for Deary, telling Sky News over the past year or so he’s written over a dozen books, writing his second film, and working on four. stage shows – two of them are opening in London soon.

Barmy Britain (Part 5) will open in July at the Apollo Theater in London – a one-hour family show for two, open just in time for the school holidays.

Horrible Histories returns to the stage
Horrible Histories returns to the stage

“It goes through the whole of the Romans to the present day, and it is all moving fast. The actors take the stage and they just change costumes, lights, sounds and an hour goes by before you know it.

“It’s a great experience. I love it …

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This notice was published: 2021-05-12 08:37:00