RichardPerformances


With hundreds of tales in my repertoire, the programme in a storytelling performance constantly changes.

This means that you can be sure of hearing lots of new stories - although if you are lucky, you may get to hear one or two old favourites.

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Performance schedule
2014


26.02.14 Gostner Hoftheater
I'll tell you a tale
the comic, the bawdy, the profound, the divine:
powerful folk tales for adults

Hubertussaal
Dianastraße 28
Nürnberg
7 pm
05.03.14 Lions Club Darmstadt
I'll tell you a tale: tales of Heimat
Restaurant Orangerie
Darmstadt
7.30 pm
20.03.14
World Storytelling Day
Hessenwaldschule
Weiterstadt
22.03.14 International Theater Frankfurt
I'll tell you a tale
the comic, the bawdy, the profound, the divine:
powerful folk tales for adults

Hanauer Landstr. 5 - 7 (Zoo-Passage)
60314 Frankfurt am Main
Reserve tickets or tel. 069 493 0503
8.00 pm
09. - 11.04.14 Erzählfestival Hersbruck
91217 Hersbruck
More details: Andrea Gonze
19.09.14 halbNeun Theater
Tales and Music with Vera Spillner
the comic, the bawdy, the profound, the divine:
powerful folk tales for adults

Sandstr. 32
64283 Darmstadt
Reserve tickets or tel. 06151 23330
8.30 pm
03.10.14 SpardaErzählfestival
Kassel
17.10.14
Reservation strongly advised
Kleinkunst Keller
I'll Tell you a Tale
the comic, the bawdy, the profound, the divine:
powerful folk tales for adults

Hauptstr. 62
74321 Bietigheim
Reserve tickets

Book soon - last year this gig was sold out several months in advance.

7 pm
21.11.14 Internationales Erzählkunstfestival
I’ll Tell You a Tale
Stories to laugh at, stories to wonder at, stories to make your blood run cold.
For older school classes
Jugendhaus Kassianeum, Brunogasse 2
39042 Brixen
Italy

Further details: Dr. Helene Leitgeb
9 am
10 am
11 am
21.11.14 Internationales Erzählkunstfestival
Weggefährten zum siebten Himmel
with Kerstin Otto and le Strologhe
Jugendhaus Kassianeum, Brunogasse 2
39042 Brixen
Italy

Further details: Dr. Helene Leitgeb
7.30 pm
Date and venue to be announced A benefit performance for
amnesty international
I'll tell you a tale
the comic, the bawdy, the profound, the divine:
powerful folk tales for adults


Reserve tickets or tel: 06151 422 466
3 pm

Performance schedule
2015


04.03.15 Gostner Hoftheater
I'll tell you a tale
the comic, the bawdy, the profound, the divine:
powerful folk tales for adults

Hubertussaal
Dianastraße 28
Nürnberg
7 pm

Performances from the recent past
2013

22.01.13 Café Extra
Tales and Music
with Uli Knopp
the comic, the bawdy, the profound, the divine:
powerful folk tales for adults

Schulstr. 17
64572 Büttelborn
Reserve tickets or tel. 06152 1788-45
7 pm
02.02.13 International Theater Frankfurt
I'll tell you a tale
the comic, the bawdy, the profound, the divine:
powerful folk tales for adults

Hanauer Landstr. 5 - 7 (Zoo-Passage)
60314 Frankfurt am Main
Reserve tickets or tel. 069 493 0503
8.00 pm
27.02.13 Gostner Hoftheater
I'll tell you a tale
the comic, the bawdy, the profound, the divine:
powerful folk tales for adults

Hubertussaal
Dianastraße 28
Nürnberg
Book early: this is usually full
7 pm
15.06.13 Ljungby Storytelling Festival
The Silent Princess and other Tales
the comic, the bawdy, the profound, the divine:
powerful folk tales for adults

Ljungby, Sweden
2 - 2.45 pm
16.06.13 Ljungby Storytelling Festival
The Well of the World's End and other Tales
the comic, the bawdy, the profound, the divine:
powerful folk tales for adults

Ljungby, Sweden
3 - 3.45 pm
16.06.13 Ljungby Storytelling Festival
The Lindworm and other Tales
the comic, the bawdy, the profound, the divine:
powerful folk tales for adults

Ljungby, Sweden
evening
18.06.13 Ljungby Storytelling Festival
The Khan's Riddles and other Tales
the comic, the bawdy, the profound, the divine:
powerful folk tales for adults

Ljungby, Sweden
10 - 10.45 am
30.06.13 Brüder Grimm Märchenfestspiele
I'll Tell You a Tale
the comic, the bawdy, the profound, the divine:
powerful folk tales for adults

Comoedienhaus, Wilhelmsbad
Hanau
Reserve tickets
This performance is often sold out so, book early.
11 am
13.09.13 Zurich University of Teacher Education
I'll Tell You a Tale
This performance is part of a conference: "Tell me a story, show me the world"
8090 Zurich
Switzerland
Further details: Dr. Nikola Mayer
5.30 pm
20.-22.09.13 Die Welt erzählt
5. Internationales Erzählfest, Rhein-Neckar
06.11.13
Sold out
Kleinkunst Keller
I'll Tell you a Tale
the comic, the bawdy, the profound, the divine:
powerful folk tales for adults

Hauptstr. 62
74321 Bietigheim
Reserve tickets

Book soon - this gig is usually sold out several months in advance.

7 pm
15.11.13 halbNeun Theater
Tales and Music with Vera Spillner
the comic, the bawdy, the profound, the divine:
powerful folk tales for adults

Sandstr. 32
64283 Darmstadt
Reserve tickets or tel. 06151 23330
8.30 pm
16. - 20.11.13 Internationale Erzählkunstfestival Innsbruck
Austria
including A very British evening with Welsh storyteller David Ambrose on 19.11.
29.11.13 vhs Erlangen
Tales and Music with Joan Croker
the comic, the bawdy, the profound, the divine:
powerful folk tales for adults
Friedrichstr. 19
91054 Erlangen
Reserve tickets or tel. 09131 862 668
5 pm &
8 pm
08.12.13

Sold out
A benefit performance for
amnesty international
I'll tell you a tale
the comic, the bawdy, the profound, the divine:
powerful folk tales for adults

Hofgut, Oberfeld
Erbacherstr. 140
Darmstadt
Reserve tickets or tel: 06151 422 466
3 pm

2012

08.02.12 Gostner Hoftheater
I'll tell you a tale
the comic, the bawdy, the profound, the divine:
powerful folk tales for adults

Hubertussaal
Dianastraße 28
Nürnberg
Book early: 2010 was quickly sold out
7 pm
30.03.12 Ontario Modern Language Teachers' Association
Spring Conference

Breakfast Showcase: start the day with a story
Doubletree Hilton
Toronto
8 am
30.03.12 1001 Friday Nights of Storytelling
Toronto Festival of Storytelling
with a great range of other tellers
Friends House
60 Lowther Avenue
Toronto
7.30 pm
12.05.12 rische's
Tales and Music
with Vera Spillner
the comic, the bawdy, the profound, the divine:
powerful folk tales for adults

Voßhölzchen 8
57489 Drolshagen
Reservations
8 pm
16.05.12 Kino im Kopf - Erzählkunstfestival
Langer Erzählabend
with Reza Maschajechi, Katharina Ritter, Annette Wurbs and Michl Zirk
PZ-KulturRaum
Nürnberger Str. 19
91207 Lauf a.d. Pegnitz
Information
8 pm
17.05.12 Kino im Kopf - Erzählkunstfestival
I'll tell you a tale
the comic, the bawdy, the profound, the divine:
powerful folk tales for adults

PZ-KulturRaum
Nürnberger Str. 19
91207 Lauf a.d. Pegnitz
Information
8 pm
19.05.12 Kino im Kopf - Erzählkunstfestival
Fest der Nationen
with Reza Maschajechi
Marktplatz
Lauf a.d. Pegnitz
Information
1.30 pm
03.06.12 Brüder Grimm Märchenfestspiele
Tales and Music with Vera Spillner
the comic, the bawdy, the profound, the divine:
powerful folk tales for adults

Comoedienhaus, Wilhelmsbad
Hanau
Reserve tickets
This performance is usually sold out so book early.
11 am
21.09.12 Die urbane Geschichtenoase
I'll tell you a tale - the comic, the bawdy, the profound, the divine:
powerful folk tales for adults

Palmenhaus / Alter Botanischer Garten
Pelikanstr. 40
8001 Zürich
Switzerland
Information
8 pm
22.09.12 Die urbane Geschichtenoase
I'll tell you a tale - folk tales for the family
Palmenhaus / Alter Botanischer Garten
Pelikanstr. 40
8001 Zürich
Switzerland
Information
3.30 pm
22.09.12 Die urbane Geschichtenoase
The Sweetness of an Apple
a British-Swiss evening with Sibylle Baumann
the comic, the bawdy, the profound, the divine:
powerful folk tales for adults

Palmenhaus / Alter Botanischer Garten
Pelikanstr. 40
8001 Zürich
Switzerland
Information
8 pm
30.09.12 Märchenwache
I'll tell you a tale
the comic, the bawdy, the profound, the divine:
powerful folk tales for adults

Lange Straße 2
34270 Schauenburg-Breitenbach
Reservations
5 pm
07.11.12 Kleinkunst Keller
I'll Tell you a Tale
the comic, the bawdy, the profound, the divine:
powerful folk tales for adults

Hauptstr. 62
74321 Bietigheim
Reserve tickets

Book soon - this gig is usually sold out several months in advance.

6.30 pm
10. - 11.11.12 Gröpelinger Erzählfestival Feuerspuren
Bremen

Information
15. - 18.11.12 Internationale Erzählkunstfestival Innsbruck
Austria

23.11.12 vhs Erlangen
I'll Tell you a Tale
the comic, the bawdy, the profound, the divine:
powerful folk tales for adults

Friedrichstr. 19
91054 Erlangen
Reserve tickets or tel. 09131 862 668
5 pm &
8 pm
30.11.12 halbNeun Theater
Tales and Music with Vera Spillner
the comic, the bawdy, the profound, the divine:
powerful folk tales for adults

Sandstr. 32
64283 Darmstadt
Reserve tickets or tel. 06151 23330
8.30 pm
09.12.12 A benefit performance for
amnesty international
I'll tell you a tale
the comic, the bawdy, the profound, the divine:
powerful folk tales for adults

Hofgut, Oberfeld
Erbacherstr. 140
Darmstadt
Reserve tickets or tel: 06151 422 466
3 pm

2011

05. - 09.01.11 Erzählkunstfestival ZauberWort
Nürnberg
For me, this is one of the finest storytelling festivals. I am delighted to be returning there.
Information
22.02.11 Gostner Hoftheater
I'll tell you a tale
An evening of folk tales told for adults
Austr. 70
90429 Nürnberg
SOLD OUT
7 pm
18.03.11 KulturScheuer
Tales and Music with Vera Spillner
Ernst-Ludwig-Str. 65
63329 Egeslbach
Reserve tickets or tel. 06103 486 321
SOLD OUT
8 pm
22.03.11 viertes internationales Erzählfestival
Of Men and Women: the full range
An evening of folk tales for adults and teenagers
artgenossen Landarthotel
Pollerhofstr. 35-37
51789 Lindlar
Reserve tickets
SOLD OUT
8 pm
25.03.11 vhs Filderstadt
I'll tell you a tale
An evening of folk tales for adults and teenagers
Stadtbibliothek Filderstadt
Volmarstraße 16
70794 Filderstadt-Bernhausen
Reserve tickets or tel. 0711 773 9470
8 pm
01.04.11 vhs Aschaffenburg
I'll tell you a tale
An evening of folk tales for adults and teenagers
Luitpoldstr. 2
63739 Aschaffenburg
Reserve tickets tel. 06021 38688-0
7.30 pm
08.04.11 Buchhandlung seitenweise
and vhs Dormagen
I'll tell you a tale
An evening of folk tales for adults and teenagers
Kölner Str. 149
41539 Dormagen
Reserve tickets or tel. 02133 45444
8 pm
06.05.11 vhs Krefeld
I'll tell you a tale
An evening of folk tales for adults and teenagers
Von-der-Leyen-Platz 2
47798 Krefeld
Reserve tickets or tel. 02151 86-2676
7 pm
13.05.11 vhs Oldenburg
I'll tell you a tale
LZO Forum
26122 Oldenburg
An evening of folk tales for adults and teenagers
Reserve tickets or tel. 0441 92391-29
8 pm
29.05.11 Brüder Grimm Märchenfestspiele
Tales and Music with Vera Spillner
Comoedienhaus, Wilhelmsbad
Hanau
Reserve tickets
11 am
09.09.11 Göckelschen
Tales and Music with Vera Spillner
An evening of folk tales for adults and teenagers
Angelstr. 18
64846 Groß-Zimmern
Reserve tickets
8 pm
01.10.11 The Company of Heaven
Cantata by Benjamin Britten
Berliner Bach Akademie
Anna Korondi (soprano)
Clemens Bieber (tenor)

Kaiser Wilhelm Gedächtniskirche
Berlin
Reserve tickets
Information about the cantata
8 pm
26.10.11 vhs Offenbach
I'll tell you a tale
An evening of folk tales for adults and teenagers
Berliner Str. 77
63065 Offenbach
Reserve tickets
7 pm
30.10.11 International Storytelling
with two other tellers
Folkteatern
Olof Palmes Plats
413 04 Gothenburg
Sweden
Further details: Ola Henricsson
7.30 pm
09.11.11 Kleinkunst Keller
Tales and Music with Vera Spillner
Hauptstr. 62
74321 Bietigheim
Reserve tickets

Book soon - this gig is usually sold out several months in advance.

6.30 pm
18.11.11 vhs Erlangen
Tales and Music with Vera Spillner
Friedrichstr. 19
91054 Erlangen
Reserve tickets or tel. 09131 862 668

Using storytelling in the language classroom
a workshop in Erlangen on 19.11.11
5 pm &
8 pm
25.11.11 halbNeun Theater
Tales and Music with Vera Spillner
Sandstr. 32
64283 Darmstadt
Reserve tickets or tel. 06151 23330
8.30 pm
11.12.11 A benefit performance for
amnesty international
I'll tell you a tale
Hofgut, Oberfeld
Erbacherstr. 140
Darmstadt
Reserve tickets or tel: 06151 422 466
3 pm

2010


20. - 27.02.10 HOO's Tales
A week's tour with other storytellers in Bangalore and Chennai, India.
Read more about the Hippocampus Reading Foundation which is running this project.
Tel: +91 80 2563 0206
various venues and schools
20.02.10 HOO's Tales
Opening Day: with all the storytellers
Bal Bhavan
Cubbon Park
Bangalore
10.30 am - 1 pm
2 pm - 4 pm
21.02.10 Opus
Sunday Afternoon Brunch
Palace Cross Road
Bangalore
To book a table, call Hippocampus at 4110 1927 or Opus at 9844030198
1 - 5 pm
27.02.10 HOO's Tales
A Carnival of Stories
with
Katkatha Puppet Theatre and Jeeva Raghunath
Russian Cultural Centre, Kasturi Ranga Road
Chennai
10 am - noon
12.03.10 International Theater Frankfurt
Tales and Music with Vera Spillner
Hanauer Landstr. 5 - 7 (Zoo-Passage)
60314 Frankfurt am Main
Reserve tickets or tel. 069 493 0503
8.00 pm
06.05.10 Literatur & Kunst am Torbau Heusenstamm
I'll tell you a tale
Im Hinteren Schlößchen, Rathaus
63150 Heusenstamm
8.00 pm
28.05.10 halbNeun Theater
Tales and Music with Vera Spillner
Sandstr. 32
64283 Darmstadt
Reserve tickets or tel. 06151 23330
8.30 pm
20.06.10 Brüder Grimm Märchenfestspiele
Tales and Music with Vera Spillner
Roten Saal, Schloss Philipssruhe
Hanau
Reserve tickets

Book soon - this gig is usually sold out.

11 am
12.11.10 vhs Erlangen
Tales and Music with Vera Spillner
Friedrichstr. 19
91054 Erlangen
Reserve tickets or tel. 09131 862 668

See details of my VHS workshop in Leinfelden, 02.10.2010
4.30 pm &
8 pm
25.11.10 Kleinkunst Keller
Tales and Music with Vera Spillner
Hauptstr. 62
74321 Bietigheim
Reserve tickets

Book soon - this gig is usually sold out.


See details of my VHS workshop in Böblingen-Sindelfingen, 04.12.2010
6.30 pm
12.12.10 A benefit performance for
amnesty international
I'll tell you a tale
Hofgut, Oberfeld
Erbacherstr. 140
Darmstadt
Reserve tickets or tel: 06151 422 466
3 pm

2009


02. - 06.01.09 Erzählkunstfestival ZauberWort
Nürnberg
For me, this is one of the finest storytelling festivals. I am delighted to be returning there.
Information
02.01.09 Erzählkunstfestival ZauberWort
Langer Abend I
Tafelhalle
Äußere Sulzbacher Str. 62
Nürnberg
With other great storytellers.
Information
8 pm
03.01.09 Erzählkunstfestival ZauberWort
Tellatale - solo performance
Erzählbühne
Am Katharinenkloster 6
Nürberg
Information
6 pm
04.01.09 Erzählkunstfestival ZauberWort
Sprachklang
Erzählbühne
Am Katharinenkloster 6
Nürberg
With other great tellers.
Information
8 pm
16.01.09 Geschichten im Turm
with Julia Klein
Findorffstr. 51
28215 Bremen
Reserve tickets:
e-mail or tel. 0421 377 750
8 pm
27.03.09 Neues Palais
Luitpoldstr. 40A
96052 Bamberg
Further information
8 pm
08.05.09 halbNeun Theater
Tales and Music with Vera Spillner
Sandstr. 32
64283 Darmstadt
Reserve tickets or tel. 06151 23330
8 pm
12.05.09 Café Extra
Tales and Music with Vera Spillner
Schulstr. 17
64572 Büttelborn
Reserve tickets or tel. 06152 1788-45
8 pm
15.05.09 International Theater Frankfurt
Tales and Music with Vera Spillner
Hanauer Landstr. 5 - 7 (Zoo-Passage)
60314 Frankfurt
Reserve tickets or tel. 069 499 09 80
8 pm
05.07.09 Brüder-Grimm-Märchenfestspiele
Tales and Music with Vera Spillner
Schloss Philippsruhe
63454 Hanau

Book early: these performances are usually sold out

Tel: 06181 24670 + 24677
Information and tickets
11 am
24.09.09 Deutsch-Englische Gesellschaft Wetzlar e.V.
Hotel Wetzlarer Hof
Obertorstr. 3
35578 Wetzlar
Further information or tel. 06441 25390
7.30 pm
09.10.09 International Theater Frankfurt
Tales and Music with Vera Spillner
Hanauer Landstr. 5 - 7 (Zoo-Passage)
60314 Frankfurt
Reserve tickets or tel. 069 499 09 80
8 pm
23.10.09 Neues Theater
Tales and Music with Vera Spillner
Große Ulrichstraße 50-51
06108 Halle
Reserve tickets or tel. 0345 2050 222
7.30 pm
26.10.09 Jugendtheaterfestival "licht.blicke.5"
Tales and Music with Vera Spillner
Hubertussaal
Dianastraße 28
Nürnberg
Reserve tickets or tel. 0911 26 15 10
7 pm
10.11.09 Kleinkunst Keller
Tales and Music with Vera Spillner
Hauptstr. 62
74321 Bietigheim
Reserve tickets

SOLD OUT

6.30 pm
19.11.09 Kulturhaus Osterfeld
Tales and Music with Vera Spillner
Osterfeldstr. 12
75172 Pforzheim
Reserve tickets
8 pm
27.11.09 vhs Club International
Tales and Music with Vera Spillner
Friedrichstr. 19
91054 Erlangen
Reserve tickets or tel. 09131 862 668
4 pm &
8 pm
04.12.09 vhs Ehingen
Tales and Music with Vera Spillner
Franziskanerkloster
Spitalstr. 30
89584 Ehingen
Further information or tel. 07391 503 504
7.30 pm
13.12.09 A benefit performance for
amnesty international
Tales and Music with Vera Spillner
Hofgut, Oberfeld
Erbacherstr. 140
Darmstadt
Reserve tickets or tel: 06151 422 466

SOLD OUT

3 pm


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