Comedy debate: How The Victorians Ruined The World
Flushing toilets, tube trains, the theory of natural selection and Christmas trees in every home. Just some of the finest legacies of the Victorian age. Or did they bring a global sanitation crisis, rush hour misery, Creationists and annual family fights over the remains of a chocolate selection box?
Comedian Helen Arney (Festival of the Spoken Nerd, BBC2 Coast) and science writer and broadcaster Kat Arney (BBC Radio 4, Naked Scientists) have put aside sibling rivalry to dissect the dark underbelly of this “golden” era. In a one-off evening of comedy debate they’ll combine sharp wits, expert guests and tiny top hats in a show that respectfully begs to differ.
Find out How The Victorians Ruined The World (if indeed they did…) and vote for how you would change it back (Voting restricted to male landowning gentry registered before 1819).
How The Victorians Ruined The World
Wednesday, 16 July 2014
19:30 to 22:00
Victorian attire is welcome but not obligatory. Wrists, ankles and piano legs must remain covered at all times.
Nearest Tube: Haggerston Station (London Overground)