Dr Sam Willis
Live!
Live

LIVE

18.08.19 – Beautiful Days Festival, Devon

20.09.19 – Gloucester History Festival

25.09.19 – Wantage Literary Festival

26.10.19 – BBC History Weekend, Chester

02.11.19 – BBC History Weekend, Winchester

16.1.20 – Shrewsbury School

Tickets available directly from the venues listed.

We are DELIGHTED that Our book has been adapted for a live audience by Daniel Jamieson, one of the country’s leading playwrights!

Histories of the Unexpected LIVE! is an exciting new show that demonstrates how everything has a history, even the most unexpected of subjects, and how those subjects link together in unexpected ways.

What links together the Titanic, Pompeii, Neolithic cave painting, Victorian perfumes, electrical experiments on the human face, Charles I, Mary Queen of Scots, scalping, Elizabeth I, Nelson, Henry VIII, Proust, Hiroshima, the Duke of Wellington, slavery, scarification, Glaswegian gangs, Darwin, Shakespeare, mutiny, chimneys, a skull, a seventeenth century map of the world, shoes and gloves?

Well you’ll just have to come to find out…

James Daybell
Live!

Reviews

Previous Dates

  • 28.09.18 Burnham, Princess Theatre & Arts Centre
  • 29.09.18 Appledore Literary Festival, North Devon
  • 03.10.18 Phoenix Theatre, Exeter
  • 05.10.18 Stowe Theatre
  • 06.10.18 BBC Winchester History Weekend
  • 12.10.18 Calstock Arts Centre
  • 13.10.18 Blenheim Literary Festival
  • 20.10.18 Wantage Literary Festival
  • 20.10.18 BBC York History Weekend
  • 21.10.18 Harrogate Literature Festival
  • 27.10.18 Minchinhampton Church
  • 27.10.18 Yeovil Literary Festival
  •  6.4.19  – Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis
  • 04.11.18 Dorchester Arts, Corn Exchange
  • 09.11.18 Uppingham Theatre
  • 16.11.18 Chichester Speakers Festival
  • 06.12.18 Town Hall, Topsham
  • 22.01.19 Downe House
  • 27.01.19 Lewes Literary Festival
  • 02.02.19 Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Highgate, London
  • 03.02.19 Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Highgate, London
  • 11.02.19  The House, University of Plymouth
  • 17.3.19 – Aye Write Literary Festival, Glasgow
  • 23.03.19 – Chagword Literary Festival
  • 31.03.19 – Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford Literary Festival
  • 06.04.2019 – Marine Theatre Lyme Regis
  • 14.6.19 – Crediton Arts Centre
  • 21.6.19 – Wimpole History Festival
  • 26.6.19  Whitgift School
  • 27.6.19 – Beaminster Festival
  • 28-30.6.19 – Chalke Valley History Festival
  • 05.07.19 – Dartington Ways With Words

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