Storytelling, Shakespeare and Drama

Once Upon A Time - storytelling for primary schools, festivals and special events

Drawing on more than 30 years experience working in theatre and performance for young children, I am an engaging, friendly and lively storyteller, specialising in bringing traditional, classic and new tales to my audience. In my storytelling sessions, the children are not just an audience, they are always a vital part of the action! Every child becomes an actor. They may find themselves creating a storm at sea, digging for treasure, making a pair of shoes fit for a prince - or even learning and singing a song together.I can offer traditional tales from around the world, classic fairy stories, heart-warming Christmas tales, exciting new stories or even a bespoke story to fit a particular theme of your choice.

Christmas tales

Swashbuckling pirate stories

Traditional fairy stories

Folklore of the British Isles

Folk tales from Africa and around the world

                                             Classical tales from Greek myths

       Book Week

     Bespoke stories to suit your own theme

Whatever your storytelling requirements, please contact me to find out more.

 "The Feedback from staff has been incredibly positive.  Sessions were interactive and really held the interest of the children.  You adapted to the different age groups and engaged all ...including the adults.  You also fitted in well with the routine of the school.  We would love to have you back again next year!"  Clover Hill Infant and Nursery School, Norwich.

"Many thanks for today, the children had a fantastic time." King's Ely Acremont.  Swashbuckling Pirate Story Day

"Thank you for providing the children with fantastic stories and drama opportunities.  All the children were very positive about their time with you and it really contributed to their learning experience during our book week."  Worlingworth Primary School, Suffolk.

"Thank you again for a very entertaining hour with the Brownies last night.  They all seemed to enjoy themselves, and it was such a relaxed time for the leaders, leaving it in your capable hands.  Many thanks." North East Essex Girl Guides

Half day fee:    £160
Full day fee:     £220
There may be an additional travel charge for venues more than 15 miles from my base in Suffolk.
Contact me for an all-inclusive quote.
I have a DBS check and public liability insurance.

A wizard tale from Shakespeare and a swashbuckling new pirate yarn 

The Tempest -
Prospero's Island

A thrilling tale of magic and revenge. Simon takes the role of the mysterious magician Prospero to tell the story of Shakespeare’s last great play, with plenty of help from the audience.

Yo ho ho, me hearties! -
It's Ben Gunn's Tall Tale

The slightly bonkers buccaneer from Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island tells a tall story of buried treasure, jolly rogers - and cheese!  A brand new yarn with a hilarious twist in the tail.

Contact me on:
01728 648420
07967 978028

  • DBS check
  • Public Liability Insurance