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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, 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.

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A new story (added for World Storytelling Day 20.03.14)
The Tailor and his Wife
A favourite comic tales from Scotland - for adults.

Richard in the wider world: current travel plans

  • Arad, Romania: September 2014
  • Autumn and winter of 2014: I intend to be travelling widely in South Tyrol, India, Singapore and Malaysia
  • February 2015: Chennai, India
  • early summer 2015: USA and Canada
  • Do get in touch if you are interested in a performance or workshop which can take advantage of these plans
  • See also Performance schedule and Workshop schedule

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
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