Once Upon a Time...
I'm obsessed with stories. I use different media to tell them, whether writing in books, playscripts, theatre or animation. I find oral storytelling one of the most exciting and vital ways to tell different stories.
I have told stories in schools, libraries, tents, caravans, forests, pubs, bookshops and museums. I enjoy telling my own stories, as well as traditional tales from various cultures.
My style is comic, irreverent and accessible, yet always performed with respect to an original text or source. My stories are immersive and interactive, occasionally with a filmic flavour.
You can hear an example of me telling my version of a traditional tale below, in a version of Anansi and the Basket of Stories commissioned by The Story Museum, Oxford.
The written version, contained in 26 Characters: celebrating childhood story heroes (Story Musuem, 2014) can be purchased from the Story Museum.
Storytelling in London and beyond
Below is an example of an original story, co-written and performed with long-time collaborator Darren Clark. The story was later performed at Pegasus Theatre Oxford with Paper Balloon for Tea Time Tales (2012), Directed by Katie Boon.
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"A wonderfully engaging storyteller, propelling the audience into the world of the story with an infectious enthusiasm."
Joseph Coelho, Poet, Author and Playwright. Winner CLPE Children's Poetry Award 2015