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Horrible Histories: The Mad Millennium facts for kids

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The Mad Millennium is a Horrible Histories musical play written by Terry Deary and first performed in 1999. The play is about 7 kids in a history lesson with a new history teacher and their only hope is to race through the centuries. It is the only HH play written into a published book - The Mad Millennium: A Play by Terry Deary.


The play covers the British history of the last 1000 years. It is a musical, and is interactive. The plot revolves around 7 kids who start the play with tensions and conflict amongst themselves. They begin to reenact scenes from history due to the drama teacher Miss Game wanting to make history more fun (the unseen yet villainous history teacher Master Minde foreshadows a horrible test). The kids have parallels to the historical characters they play - and often share the same first name. As the plot evolves, the children's relationships develop, and they begin to become more tolerant of one another. They end up giving Master Minde a history test; only it is about "interpretations of history...not about facts", so he fails and is knocked unconscious. Taking his mask off, it is revealed that he was in fact Miss Game in disguise.

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