James Daybell and Sam Willis – Histories of the Unexpected, Stowe School Theatre


October 5, 2018


This brand new show takes you on a journey of discovery that tackles some of the greatest of historical themes – from the Tudors to the Second World War, from the Roman Empire to the Victorians. In a show that emotionally engages as well as informs and entertains, you will find out how all of these subjects link together in unexpected and rather magical ways.
You will never think about the past or the present in the same way ever again. Guaranteed.

The show has been adapted for theatre by director Daniel Jamieson and integrates, sound, film and narrative presented by Dr Sam Willis and Professor James Daybell, two of the UKs most gifted historical storytellers.

Sam has made more than ten major TV series for the BBc and National Geographic including The Silk Road, Invasion! Castel and Maritime China. James is Professor of Early Modern History at Plymouth University and one of the worlds leading historical thinkers.



Stowe House Preservation Trust, Stowe, Buckingham, MK18 5EH