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.
He usually tells in English, although having lived in Germany since 1976, he is sometimes asked to tell in German.
Richard in the wider world: performing live again
- Bavarian tour 7th – 11th Feb. 2022 is going ahead – a few dates in the week are still available
- Postponed again! Covid restrictions mean that my March 2022 tour of schools in South Tyrol cannot take place – we hope for 2023!
- Singapore and Malaysia – hopefully in the first half of 2022
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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