Dr Sam Willis
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TOUR

23.1.20 – Downe House School, 7.30 pm
Histories of the Unexpected: THE TUDORS!

30.01.20 – Kenneth More Theatre, London, 7.30 pm.
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31.01.20 – Crediton Arts, 7.30 pm.
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2.2.20 – Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Highgate, 4.00 pm
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7.2.20 – Calstock Arts, 7.30 pm
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8.2.20 – Mamhead Village Hall, 7.00 pm
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13.2.20 – Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-Upon-Avon
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18.2.20 – Tewkesbury Roses
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21.2.20 – Norden Farm, Maidenhead
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1.3.20  – Dorchester Arts
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6.3.20 – Lustleigh Village Hall
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7.3.20 – Christchurch Priory
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09.3.20 – Prior Park College, Bath
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10.3.20 – St Swithun’s School, Winchester
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12.3.20 – St Marylebone Parish Church, 7.30 pm
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14.03.20 – Michinhampton Church
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25.3.20 – Withington Girls’ School, Manchester Histories of the Unexpected: LIVE!

26.3.20 – Hutchesons’ Grammar School, Glasgow
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27.3.20 – Robert Gordon’s College, Aberdeen
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15.4.20 – Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis
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20.4.20 – St Andrew’s Church, Wiveliscombe
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24.4.20 – St Mawgan Church, Cornwall
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1.5.20 – St Germans Priory Church
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7.5.20 – Winchester Discovery Centre
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8.5.20 – Southwark Anglican Cathedral
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9.5.20 – Shelley Theatre, Bournemouth
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26.5.20 – Radlett Centre Centre, Herts
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6.6.20 – Cranleigh Arts Centre
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19.6.20 – Portsmouth Festival
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26.6.20 – Halifax Minster
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02.7.20 – Ryde School, Isle of Wight
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04.07.20 – Huntington Hall, Worcester
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05.07.20 – Montacute House, National Trust, Somerset, 11.30 am and 3.00 pm 
Histories of the Unexpected: THE TUDORS!

18.08.20 – Hever Festival, Kent
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29.8.20 – Acorn Theatre, Penzance
Histories of the Unexpected: THE TUDORS!

5.09.20 – Sherborne Abbey
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10.09.20 – Chichester Cathedral
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11.09.20 – St Germans Priory Church
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18.09.20 – Stowe School
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15.10.20 Sturminster Newton
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16.10.20 Kenton Village Hall
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17.10.20 – The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury
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31.10.20 – St Andrew’s Church, Wiveliscombe
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14.11.20 – Number 8 Arts Centre, Pershore
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20.11.20 – Trinity Theatre, Tunbridge Wells
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25.11.20 – The House, University of Plymouth
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Tickets available directly from the venues listed.

We are DELIGHTED that our books have been adapted for a live audience by Daniel Jamieson, one of the country’s leading playwrights…

We now have TWO shows on tour!

HISTORIES OF THE UNEXPECTED: LIVE!

Histories of the Unexpected LIVE! is our original, and exciting multi-period show that demonstrates how everything has a history, even the most unexpected of subjects, and how those histories link together in unexpected ways.

What links together the Titanic, Pompeii, Neolithic cave painting, perfume, electrical experiments on the human face, Charles I, Mary Queen of Scots, scalping, Nelson, Henry VIII, Hiroshima, the Duke of Wellington, slavery, razor-gangs, Darwin, Shakespeare, mutiny, chimneys and a seventeenth century map of the world?

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

HISTORIES OF THE UNEXPECTED: THE TUDORS!

From the critically-acclaimed Histories of the Unexpected team comes a brand new show on the TUDORS! A fast-paced show for all the family…You’ll never think about the Tudors in the same way ever again …GUARANTEED!

Why is the history of shrinking all about the Spanish Armada? Why is the history of oranges all about Tudor spies? What links Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn to windows, bells and fire? Why is the history of rings all about the death of Elizabeth I?

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

 

James Daybell
Live!

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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
  •  06.04.19  – 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
  • 18.08.19 – Beautiful Days Festival, Devon
  • 20.09.19 – Gloucester History Festival
  • 25.09.1 Wantage Literary Festival
  • 26.10.19 – BBC History Weekend, Chester
  • 02.11.19 – BBC History Weekend, Winchester
  • 08.11.19 – St Mary’s Church, Limington
  • 30.11.19 – Shelley Theatre Bournemouth
  • 0.6.12.19 – All Saints Church, Okehampton
  • 16.1.20 – Shrewsbury School
  • 17.01.20 – Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham on Sea

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