Deaf Mary

A tale which shows it is possible for a husband and wife to live happily together

This is a story I first heard told by Billy Teare, a teller from Northern Ireland. Billy tells me it is an Ethiopian folk tale.

Told at the 4th International Festival, at a great gig in the landarthotel, Lindlar, Germany in 2011.


The video clips here are all amateur quality, shot in various theatres.

Their intention is just to show the range of my storytelling and give a flavour of a live performance.

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