A true tale from history recreated by people who have no idea what happened.
Live performance is back! Comedy is back! Histrionix is back!
And this time we’re talking about getting back.
We’re asking our historians to tell us true tales of great returns, shocking restorations and amazing homecomings.
Before we completely mangle them.
Histrionix is a show designed to tell you a story from history while totally confusing you as to what actually happened.
It’s a mixture of comedy improvisation and historical lecture.
A historian tells a lesser-known, true story from history but is interrupted with re-enactments by a team of improvisers who have never heard the story before and don’t know what they’re talking about.
The truth is quickly led astray as mistakes are made and amplified, leading to hilarious and surreal scenes and characters.
As the improvisers struggle to find the truth of what actually happened the end result is a fun, free-wheeling comedy show which leaves the audience both more and less informed.
May contain adult themes and language.
Histrionix was first performed as a work-in-progress at the Scene + Heard Festival 2020.