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The stories Richard Martin tells are the folk tales which have been told for hundreds, indeed thousands, of years. With over 300 stories in his repertoire, they reflect the full range of human experience: the comic, the bawdy, the profound, the divine.
Far from being for little children (although I do tell for children, too), these powerful and deep tales offer unforgettable listening for adults.

If you like theatre, you'll definitely love storytelling. It combines the intensity of a play by a solo performer with the intimacy of a one-to-one conversation.

Richard tells stories throughout Europe and as far away as India, Singapore, Hong Kong and America - in theatres, universities, schools, for corporate events or private parties.

Explore the website for tales, for information about performances and workshops — and for much, much more.

A new story on the video gallery (added 10.10.14)
Three Useless Sons
A tale from the Brothers Grimm which all fathers of sons will understand.

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Richard in the wider world: current travel plans

  • November 2014: South Tyrol,
  • January 2015: Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand
  • late January and February 2015: Bangalore and Chennai, India
  • September 2015: USA and Canada
  • See also Performance schedule and Workshop schedule
    Do get in touch if you are interested in a performance or workshop which can take advantage of these travel plans

Watch (6 min.) one of Richard's most popular tales, Reason to Beat your Wife, a story in which one person really does know the secret of how to have a happy marriage


There are more tales to watch here

International Storytelling Network
Verband Erzählerinnen und Erzähler

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