Death in the Nut

A tale in which Jack learns that death is not only inescapable, but also essential

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This tale is much associated with the great Scottish storyteller, Duncan Williamson. His written version can be found in the wonderful collection of tales, A Thorn in the King’s Foot.

The ending is, as far as I know, my own.


The video clips here are all amateur quality, shot in various theatres or as here, in my home studio.

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

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The videos are © Richard Martin.

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