Tales to laugh at, tales to wonder at

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.
He usually tells in English, although having lived in Germany since 1976, he is sometimes asked to tell in German.

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


Richard in the wider world: travel plans

Click for details, and mail if you are interested in a performance or workshop which can take advantage of these travel plans.


Video gallery

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An Irish Jack tale to lift your hear!

The video gallery
over 90 folk tales from around the world
some comic, some bawdy, some profound!

Notification service

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Verband der Erzählerinnen und Erzähler       International Storytelling Network


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 Permission to tell outlines my views on copyright

For those who are teachers: Telling stories in the classroom: basing language teaching on storytelling