David Harper’s – A Romp With The Georgians
David Harper’s ‘A Romp With The Georgians’ takes a funny look at life during the period from 1714-1830. A time in Britain of growth (empire) discoveries (Australia) inventions (roller skates) and shocking tales (electrified beds!)
Known for his brightly coloured trousers, David Harper is a BBC TV antiques presenter and historian and he brings his history stand up show alive with stories of strange Georgian pets, heavy drinking (tea and gin in particular!) gambling addictions, cosmetic surgery, smugglers, tax avoiders, dodgy politicians, Georgian dating secrets and tips on how to sell your wife!
As well as all that though, the show will recall an age of lavish and dangerous fashions, terrible jobs, strange events, outrageous characters and dastardly historical stories our history teachers didn’t tell us!
There’s a book to go with the show too, they’ll be free giveaways, the odd competition and a chance to ask questions throughout…the audience is guaranteed to learn something new, be shocked, surprised or laugh at just how similar the Georgians really were to us!