Deafinitely Theatre and Birmingham Stage Company present

Dreadful Deaf

Deafinitely not for the faint-hearted

We all want to meet people from history.

The trouble is everyone is deaf dead!

So it’s time to prepare yourselves for Horrible Histories live on stage as it delves into the dreadful, dangerous and deluded stories of the deaf! From groovy Greeks to gorgeous Georgians, ruthless Romans to vile Victorians, come with us into this incredible world to discover the extraordinary people and amazing stories you simply won’t believe!

Deaf or hearing, this bilingual production – in spoken English and British Sign Language – is a truly frightful treat for all the family!

Running time: 70 mins


You can support this production by visiting our Horrible Histories Donation Page

Tour | Watch | Gallery | Cast and Creatives|Programme


Bristol Old Vic 

29 May - 1 June 

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York Theatre Royal

7 June - 8 June

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Stratford Circus Arts Centre 

16 June

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North Wall, Oxford

18 June 

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Derby Theatre 

22 June - 23 June

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Meet The Cast

Paula Announces The Show 


Show Gallery 

Horrible Histories Deadfull Deaf

Rehearsal Gallery 

Horrible Histories Dreadful Deaf in Rehearsal

Cast and Creatives 



Director: Paula Garfield

Designer: Paul Burgess

Lighting Designer: Joe Hornsby

Composer and Sound Designer: Chris Bartholomew

Press Kate Morley PR
Marketing JHI Marketing


Download your copy of the Horrible Histories Programme - free

This production and associated events are made by possible by the generous support of:

Arts Council England, Autograph Sound Recording, Edwardian Hotels London, New Diorama Theatre, Old Diorama Arts Centre, Regents Place, Wellcome and Whitelight Ltd.

We would also like so say a huge thank you to our individual givers who donated money to this production 

  • Yvonne Arnold
  • Joanna Barlow
  • Cathy Heffernan
  • Daniel Langholtz
  • Joanne McIntosh
  • Anonymous 
  • Anonymous 
  • Anonymous 

Booking for this event has now closed.