Come and see us weave the magic in the storytelling tent! Stories are open to all ages, and will run throughout the day. There will be a small charge of £2 for adults and £1 for children for each story.

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The Pumpkin Players are a London-based company creating original drama and new writing at festivals around the UK. They also provide workshops and performances for schools and communities. The Players bring together artists from many performance disciplines, such as costume, performance, writing and art. They will be performing, “The Girl Who Helped Thunder”. This stormy story originates from the Muskogee people of North America and tells the extraordinary tale of a very brave girl who had a kind heart and how she came to meet, Old Man Thunder. Come and join in her thrilling adventures, shoot some arrows (!) and discover new lands. This interactive tale will bring laughs and excitement to the whole family.

Lucy Lill is a storyteller and actor based in London. She co-runs Story Jam, a popular storytelling club for adults in South East London and performs on the storytelling circuit as well as at schools and theatres.  Lucy is performing The Man Wreathed in Seaweed.  A lost princess, a perilous voyage and a reluctant hero with wobbly sea-legs who has to fend off giant sea monsters. The forecast is decidedly unsettled.


Alex Woods is a lawyer, writer and producer whose short film, ‘A Video For Patricia’, won him a BAFTA TAPS Comedy Nomination and led to a screenplay commission in Canada,  ‘Lost in Montreal’. He will be telling his version of the traditional folk-story, ‘The Lambton Worm’ about a Young Knight, a maverick and truant, who releases a malevolent eel one day whilst fishing and in doing so unleashes an evil on the good folk of County Durham.

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Alys Torrance is most often found doing comedy, clowning, improvising, appearing on, and writing for, the stage, TV, and the radio. She tells stories in clubs, schools, festivals and in theatres. She also runs Story Jam, a monthly storytelling night. Alys is performing a Russian tale, “Vasalisa The Brave”. With her mother dead and her father away, Vasalisa finds herself transplanted by her spiny fingered step-mother to a soggy house by the forest. Who will fetch light from the fearsome Baba Yaga? If she fails, she’ll be dinner. If she succeeds she’ll get a boney surprise. The trackless forest is no place to be on a winter night. Unless you have help.

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