“We make stories because we are story. The fabric of our myths and folk-tales is in us from before birth”
I work with traditional material because I love the way these tales create themselves afresh in the space between teller and audience. There are always new aspects to be found within them, however often they are retold.
Telling stories is when I feel most fully alive: grounded in myself and in the moment and yet connected to a body of material that is rich in humanity and greater than any individual performer. My particular strengths as a teller are to draw out a compelling, emotional tale from a complex narrative and to find just the right phrases and gestures to bring the characters and landscapes to life.
Telling tales of the night sky for the Story Museum at Oxford Light Night 2011
The Fiery Man escapes from his kettle at the Guildhall Theatre in Derby 2012