REVIEW: HORRIBLE HISTORIES AT HALL FOR CORNWALL

PUBLISHED: 10:51 15 April 2015 | UPDATED: 13:04 30 August 2017

What would Socrates record in the big brother diary room? Could Homer Simpson beat off the Greeks bearing gifts if he had written the Iliad? And which Greek God would have won Britain's Got Talent (I was cheering Poseidon).

All these questions and many more are answered in Horrible Histories Groovy Greeks live show on at Hall for Cornwall, continuing until 18 April. Join four anything but ordinary horrible historians on their quest to discover more about the Greeks based on Terry Deary's fantastic books and the equally funny TV shows.

An amazing 3D show had the audience dodging spears in a Persian onslaught, rowing into long boats, joining the Athenian king Thesius on his quest to fight the Minotaur and cheering on the participants in the underwhelming first Olympic Games (just the one race, apparently).

Which humour are you? Expect audience participation to discover if you are phlegm, bile or blood and to decide how well you can perform in a Greek chorus. Join the world's first shopping channel (by about 2,000 years) to pick yourself up a slave, and discover how democracy might mean the people rule - but not women.

Great fun for the young, with the toilet humour jokes and the songs we've come to love about the TV show, with enough gags to make the grown-ups giggle too - all served up with a healthy portion of fun facts.

A timely reminder of how much we owe to the Greeks.

hallforcornwall.co.uk

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