Hänsel’s Stepmother

The dark truth behind a well-know tale – watch on Storyflix

Hänsel's Stepmother on Storyflix

Unlike virtually all the tales I tell, this is not a traditional tale – but it is a possible backstory to the Hänsel and Gretel fairy tale.

It came from a challenge Suzanne Whitby set attendees of her Story Café. And the result proved to be just the story to contribute to the Storyflix New Beginnings theme to celebrate World Storytelling Day, 2021.

 My thanks to Suzanne for forcing me into this!


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.

Permission is granted for use in non-commercial educational contexts.

The videos are © Richard Martin.

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