STORYTELLING SHOWS

THIS BEING A LISTE OF RATTLEBOX'S STORIES AND TALES

I bring a lively performance style to my storytelling shows, often using impressive themed props and costumes. I'm happy to do indoor or outdoor performances - I can even bring a wonderful saxon style tent and fur rugs as a backdrop and shelter.

 

I always try to add humour, wit and energy to my tales, making them accessible to youngsters but also very entertaining for adults.

 

During performances I never read the stories - They are straight from my wordhoard!

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STORYTELLING SAMPLE SHOWS:

STORYTELLING SHOWS

A FLEXIBLE THING!

Storytelling shows  tend to be a selection of tales, so the length of such performances can be tailored to your event.  For example, at some historical events, I have told 3x30 minute sets of stories at different times of the day, rather than one 90 minute show. I often can come dressed in a quality costume to match the theme if requested.

 

Story themes can be mixed and matched at no extra cost - if, for example, you wanted some tales of Finn MacCool along with some Viking tales, it can be easily done. 

 

I can also mix some of my Puppet shows with storytelling to add even more variety to your event.

Greek Myths

An exciting collection of ancient Greek stories-including

characters such as Perseus, Ariadne, Theseus, Atalanta , Icarus and more!
Suitable for ages 6-100
Duration 20-90 minutes

"Sword Age, Axe Age" Viking Stories

An exciting collection of tales from Viking times. Hear of the outrageous adventures of the Norse gods and their war with the giants. Thrill to sagas full of danger, trickery and beheading!
Suitable for ages 8-100
Duration 20-90 minutes

John -  event manager HEVER CASTLE  

(Halloween stories)

"Excellent...  He was a pleasure to work with, as always and an absolute professional"

 Karen Lee  - St Thomas library

Thank you so much for your fantastically atmospheric performance of Creepy Stories in St Thomas Library on Friday. It was excellent and customers were still talking about it the next day.

Celtic Tales

A mixture of stirring tales from Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Stories with battles, magic, strange creatures and ancient peoples.

Suitable for ages 7-100
Duration 20-90 minutes (dependent on how long you want performances to last)

Spooky Tales

Ideal for halloween party or evening at a spooky location. A selection of spine-chilling (and sometimes funny) tales about ghosts, witches and monsters!
Not suitable for the faint-hearted!

Suitable for ages 9-100
Duration 20-90 minutes

Shane Wolfland- Exeter Respect festival

"Dave Oliver as hilarious and totally compelling as ever, as his stories drew one in to his crazy, topsy - turvy folktale - but - not - as - it - seems world with his splendid range of accents and utter charm"

"Sword Age, Axe Age" Viking Stories

Helen - Day Artz+ Sportz+

"All the children clearly enjoyed the session and it was incredible how they sat and listened to your stories. This is no mean feat when trying to engage a group with such diverse special needs. Even those who may not have followed the plot were captivated"

​A Stir-about of Folk Tales

A mixture of tales from the British Isles and beyond. Humorous, exciting, scary... a really entertaining mix of stories.

Suitable for ages 6-100
Duration 20-90 minutes

Spooky Tales

Photo by Roy Smallpage

Photo by Roy Smallpage

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Helen Lisk -

RAMM Community Activities Officer

I was really impressed with the variety of stories you came up with... the children (and parents!) obviously thoroughly enjoyed the event"

Animal Tales Fur, Feather, Tooth and Claw!

A show crafted from animal stories from around the world. Find out how the black snake got a  poisonous bite, how Ravens were once white, how Mr Fox got his dinner and how cats got their pur! In this anthology of often funny and magical tales, the animals take centre stage!
Suitable for ages 4-100
Duration 20-90 minutes

Ha-Haar! Smugglers, Pirates and Tales of the Sea

A blistering set of tales with a nautical theme.  Shipwrecks, mermaids, flintlocks, smugglers and pirates, sea witches - it's all here!
Duration 20-90 minutes
Suitable ages 7-100

Tales of Finn MacCool

A selection of beautiful tales about this famous Irish hero and his

companions' adventures.   Exciting and often threaded with magical elements and wistfulness, these are both muscular and poetic stories to inspire the listener.
Duration 20-90 minutes
Suitable ages 8-100

Mary Kindred - Saltram House

We were really pleased by the way you related to the children and the way they were absolutely transfixed!

Arthurian Tales

A  selection of evocative tales about King Arthur and his court. A mix of well known and less well known tales brought vividly to life!; these stories capture the magic, excitement and pathos of Britain's "Once and future king"

Duration 20-90 minutes
Suitable ages 7-100

Christmas Stories

A festive mix of Christmas and traditional winter time tales from a variety of countries.  Yule - Trolls, enchanted donkeys, magic fish and of course Saint Nicholas are to be found in this seasonal mix of heart warming adventures.

Duration 20-90 minutes
Suitable ages 7-100

Ha-Haar! Smugglers, Pirates and Tales of the Sea

Beowulf

Arthurian Tales

Photo by Roy Smallpage

Photo by Jack Oliver

Beowulf

A storytelling show with puppetry and live music - see the "Puppet shows"page for details.