BBC presenter brings history show to Lyme

Sam Willis, presenter of the BBC series ‘The Silk Road and Invasion’ will host the live show with historian James Daybell

SAM Willis, presenter of the BBC’s ‘The Silk Road and Invasion!’, and James Daybell, one of the country’s leading professors of history, are visiting the Marine Theatre in Lyme Regis to show a new way to think about the past.

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.

The show is based on the duo’s podcast and book of the same name, and has been adapted for a live audience by Daniel Jamieson, one of the country’s leading playwrights.

The show is a freefall through historic themes including the Titanic, Pompeii, Neolithic cave painting, Victorian perfumes and electrical experiments on the human face.

Histories of the Unexpected Live will be held at the Marine Theatre on Saturday, April 6 at 7.30pm.

Tickets cost £12 for children and £15 for adults in advance, or £13.50 for children and £17.50 for adults on the door. To book, call 01297 442138 or visit

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Francesca grew up in Lyme Regis and has worked in community journalism in the area since 2011, having gained a First Class Honours degree in journalism and her NCTJ qualifications at Southampton Solent University.

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