Wars of the Roses – The Last Plantagenet

Spoken Word (historical, comedy)

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  • Stockbridge Church - Young Room
  • 16:00
  • Aug 7
  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Suitability: 8+
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Richard Atkinson
  • Warnings and additional info: Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue
  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. Please confirm before booking. See our Accessibility page for details.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


Explore how the Wars of the Roses still has relevance today. Although more Channel 4 than BBC Four, Richard knows his history and can trot out the facts, but his kids have other ideas. Exploiting his technological weaknesses, they cunningly insert slides designed to thwart his show. Embracing their desire to make history funny, Richard explores the concept of whether a few well-timed gags will cement or hinder learning. Expect history delivered with a twist, possibly the most educational show in Edinburgh this year.

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