A History of SOUND

Saturday 3 September, 2pm – 4pm
at The Vache, Chalfont St. Giles, HP8 4SD

A History of SOUND!

Calling children aged 6 – 99 and their adults…

Join us for the very first performance of our interactive show all about SOUND!

We’ll be exploring sounds on planet earth from 4.5 billion years ago right up to the time of Bach. This is a first sharing of a show that will tour to schools in 2023 and beyond.

What was the first ever rhythmic sound? The very first instrument? What IS a sound wave? What is pitch? What’s the difference between ‘sound’ and ‘music’? Musical notation – what’s that all about?!

We’ll answer all these questions and more… while making you giggle! This is NOT a lecture. As a bonus, you’ll get your very own agent number for our secret organisation and might even get to make your own vegetable pipe…


Grounds open at 2pm for greeting and checking in Junior Agents! The main show will start as soon as all agents have been checked in, and definitely by 2.30pm, so we encourage you to arrive as early as possible please. This will be followed by interactive stalls and workshops. Grounds will close around 4pm.


Co-devised and directed by
Paul O’Mahony

Co-devised and performed by
Oskar McCarthy
Gabriella Liandu
Betty Makharinsky
Jonathan Darbourne

Lizzy Leech

Sound Designers
Jonathan Darbourne
Dan Samsa

Sound Technician
Joaquim Grant

Associate Producer
Gabrielle Court

Additional information


2.00pm – 4.00pm, 10.30am – 12:30pm

Ticket Band

Full Price (£15), Under16 (£5)