Tamborines and thunder makers, bells and rain shakers, my stories are interactive in a number of ways. With elements of song or poetry my magical mini mysteries engage the imagination and teach children about the world around them. My Jukebox story stones allow children to choose from a selection of drawers, find a stone and listen to the story related to it and my Kamishibai Theatre performances bring together, picture, spoken word, poetry and music
They can be adapted for different audiences and even personalised for that special event.
I have a collection of my own short stories and story stones as well as fables that have been passed down through the generations.
A typical session, lasting approximately an hour, comprises of:
Interactive story lasting approximately 20 minutes
Craft activity based on the theme of the story and fables
Short story telling session about 20 minutes
Prices vary depending on the length of session, group size, travel expenses and story requirements i.e. personalisation, so please do
contact me for a quote, including your budget if required.
Please see below for more information on individual mini mysteries
and Kamishibai Theatre,
Storytelling For Your Event
With many years experience creating stories for young and old I have performed a variety of different community events. For a more detailed CV please contact me here.
Examples of clients:
Whitehill & Bordon Regeneration
Portsmouth City Of Stories
Royal Victoria Country Park
Butser Ancient Farm
Staunton Country Park
The Nitty Gritty
DD Storyteller should not be expected to be left in sole charge of any under 18 group, parents or helpers should be present at all times.
Fees do not include the hire of a venue for the storytelling session. To contact me for a quote click here.
Prices for craft activities are calculated on an individual basis.
Story Sack Tales
Original and traditional tales told with puppets and props with the use of a story sack. Children are encouraged to pick a prop or puppet from the bag and then I tell a story relating to that item. From the Billy Goats Gruff to a laughing woodpecker, children love finding out what stories are in the bag.
Traditional Tales & Jukebox Story Stones
I have a treasury of mini stories available through my Jukebox Story Stones. The participants choose story stones from a miniature set of draws and a story is told based on the picture on that stone. Told in the style of fables and folktales these are traditional stories for all the family. A swift that flies to the sun, a little fish who chases his tale, a whale who makes friends with barnacles, a dragon who loves apple pie and a journeyman who learns to walk to the beat of his own drum are all stories included in these tales. I can adapt these stories to most themes and tell them as part of a workshop or as a traditional storytelling session.
I am currently building repertoire of traditional stories for performance via Kamishibai. Stories available are:
Little Red Riding Hood
The Weather Pig
Tales of Dragons
Shenkin and the Fairy Gold - Coming Soon.
Mini Mysteries featuring DD & Hugo:
DD and Hugo are here to solve mysteries. Hugo is excellent at sniffing out the clues and DD, with the help of her mini detectives, will piece them together to solve the mystery.
The Case Of The Missing Apples: Where have all the apples gone? Only the animals know but first of all we need to work out who lives where. Meet the animals of the forest on a magical woodland adventure to unravel 'The Case Of The Missing Apples.'
The Case Of The Lost Sardine - Come on an ocean adventure to find Eddie the sardine's shoal. Eddie is lost and lonely. Journey around the lobster pot to uncover the clues and re-unite Eddy the sardine with his friends.
The Missing Pot Of Gold: The gold has disappeared from the end of the rainbow but who has taken it? Meet fairy tale creatures, discover what they saw, recover the missing pot of the gold and create a rainbow on the way.
Alternative Themed Mysteries:
Polly's Pieces Of Eight: (Outdoor Event.) DD & Polly's ship has been wrecked on the sore after a terrible storm. Help Captain DD hunt for her jewels and her pirate parrot Polly, in a treasure hunt filled with sea creatures, a mermaid and a pirate.