Storytelling that doesn’t care if you’re sitting comfortably
Above: the story of the Courtoy Tomb in Brompton Cemetery Pic (c) M Reeve
Eerie, exciting, scary and fantastical stories for adults in London’s hidden corners, derelict housing estates, muddy foreshores, urban forests, midnight cemeteries… or just in your own front room! click on the image to see a 30 second trailer (longer films below!)
Below: the magic happens in the mind of the audience. “Lost in the woods” with Secret Adventures pic (c) Leanne Downs
Much of my work is site-specific and I sometimes take commissions.
I often collaborate with musicians; especially musical-storytelling virtuoso, George Hoyle. Click to see us telling terrifying urban legends in a secret ruin in Peckham.
-An exciting evening that is a much-needed resurgence of the oral tradition.– Sabotage Reviews “Snow City” St Pauls Cathedral/Barbican
– A fantastic night…London Dreamtime has a lots of other events over the summer and I do urge you to go to at least one if you can – Badwitch reviews “into the Greenwood” Forest Hill
– Live music and eerie storytelling at dusk? Now you have our attention… – Time Out Blog on “Enchanted Woolwich” Woolwich Docks, pictured above.
-I had so much fun on Friday night! The story-telling was amazing and spine-chilling, I was hooked all the way through a you brought it to life in such an eerie location! All good fun though- and a chance to make some new friends. So I thought I’d like to do it all again and book 2 places on the Smoke and Mirrors night… –Audience member “Scary Stories in the Woods at Midnight” NW3
You can watch me and George in the three-minute film below, which features footage from the evicted Heygate Estate in Elephant & Castle (it was minus five degrees) and in the Grant Museum of Zoology (much warmer!)
Below: Derelict Docks in Woolwich
above: ‘Into the Greenwood’ pic (c) the Bad Witch
below: telling the story of Catherine Eddowes and honouring the women killed by Jack the Ripper- outside St George In the East, Shadwell pic (c) Georgie Jasper White
More adults storytelling
Powerful, magical and exciting stories for museums, festivals, storytelling clubs, universities and all your amazing events:
–I’ve heard nothing but good things about the stories…For me the first one had the most shock factor! I did not see the end coming! A really good mix of tales – really well balanced and well executed C Grosvenor-Hargreaves Lloyds Banking Group Halloween office celebration
-Really captivating and engaging storytelling – the audience were hanging on your every word! Royal Academy of Arts Gallery Late (pic below)
–The audience responded really, really well as you can see from the feedback “Outlaws and Rebels” library takeover for Cityread 2016
-Actually quite scary, particularly given that we were about to sleep out in a wood over night. It was everything I had hoped for” Awesome Campouts
–I was an eager as a child to hear what would happen next. Southbank Centre Blog on “Girl Fawkes” Friday Tonic
– Excellent. Really fantastic. Turned a medical thing into emotional concept for a woman. –Healthcare professional audience member, UCL (on “Secrets from the Soul”, our award-winning public engagement performance) Grant Museum of Zoology, see the film above.
Picture (c) Benedict Johnson for the RA