Tales to Tell…

Below is a selection of tried and tested stand-alone stories and story-bundles to choose from. Some of these were commissioned by various organisations, so of course, if you have a particular theme, event or idea you would like me to explore, please let me know!

  • Salt and the Great War – Violet’s Story: Set just after WW1, this story explores the lives of women irrevocably changed by one of the most bloody conflicts in history. Violet Hamlett, the wife of a Cheshire salt baron, dramatically describes the working conditions of women in the industry, munitionettes, and the middle classes, whilst reflecting on the effects of war on her own family…
  • The Royal Miracle: Lady Jane Lane was instrumental in securing Charles II’s flight from England after his disastrous defeat at Worcester in 1651. Falling under Charles’ spell, Jane risked her life and all that she held dear to prove her loyalty to the Crown. Would she escape capture and imprisonment…or worse? Journey with her as she tells her amazing story…
  • Murder in the Red Barn: It is 1827 and Maria Marten has a date with her destiny at the Red Barn…a true tale of Georgian scandal and death…
  • Tales from the Workhouse – Lizzie Vernon: In a tale wrought with twists and turns, Lizzie describes her true-life experiences in and out of the Northwich Union Workhouse at the end of the 19th century. A touching tale of the pitfalls of poverty, seen through Lizzie’s eyes…
  • Moses’ Midwives: In a tale told by three of the most important women in Moses’ eventful life, God’s purposes for his people are revealed through female cunning, faithfulness and courage…
  • Asenath’s Story: Given to Joseph as wife, Asenath recounts the amazing tale of Joseph, from slave to prime minister to saviour of a nation, in a dream of a story…
  • The Fisher of Men: Rhoda is a serving woman in a particularly famous house in Jerusalem, where Jesus and his friends shared his Last Supper. In this tale she recounts some of the amazing experiences of a transformed Peter, the Rock on which Jesus builds his church…
  • Working Martha: Martha is berated by Jesus when she complains her sister Mary isn’t helping…Martha is the one always doing and never being…but what is her story? What does she really think and do? Martha shares her heart-wrenching account of the death of her brother, Lazarus, and her fears for her sister…
  • The Empty Tomb: Mary Magdalene invites you into the most momentous moments in history, at the foot of the cross and the open mouth of the tomb…
  • A Christmas Carol: a retelling of the most famous Christmas ghost story by Charles Dickens…Marley was dead, to begin with…
  • Alice in Wonderland: Much nonsense in under an hour…like tumbling down, down, down a rabbit hole…curiouser and curiouser…

 

  • The BIG Story: Biblical time-traveller, Salome, tells a selection of tales from the Old and New Testaments, including Adam’s Regret, Handsome Samson, and Fishy Tales
  • Fabled Animals: A selection of animal tales, animated with puppets, to inspire and delight…
  • Fabulous Fairytales: Fun times with fabulous characters from fairytales from around the world, with puppets and costume and props…
  • Magical Myths: A retelling of myths from Africa, Greece, South America and Europe…
  • Arabian Nights: Storyteller, Sheherezade takes you a journey of wonderment, taking in the tales of The Son of Adam, The Wonderful Bag, The Genie in the Bottle, The Valley of Diamonds, among others, along the way…
  • Funny Bones: A spine-tingling of tales, including the frenetically told Aaron Kelly’s Bones to chill you…