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 he does tell for children, too), these deep and powerful 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.
Richard tells in his native English. But when asked, he loves telling in German – with a delightful mixture of English creeping into the story.
- Schools in Bavaria, 20. – 23.02.24
- Salzkammergut, Austria (European Capital of Culture) June 2024
- Return to Lithuania, early Oct. 2024 (in planning)
- In planning: Spain and France, March/April 2025
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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