Did The Victorians Ruin 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?

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Comedian Helen Arney (Festival of the Spoken Nerd, BBC2 Coast) and science writer Kat Arney (Herding Hemingway’s Cats, Naked Scientists) have put aside their sibling rivalry to dissect the dark underbelly of this “golden” era. Prepare for history to meet hilarity as they combine sharp wits, true facts and tiny top hats in a show that respectfully begs to differ.

So, Did The Victorians Ruined The World? Tune in to decide, and – if you catch one of our live shows – vote for how you would change it back!

NB Voting restricted to male land-owning gentry registered before 1819

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Images: credit Kitty Walker