And the moral of the story is …

One aspect of being a storyteller which I particularly enjoy is the opportunity to tell such a wide variety of tales.
The second half of many of my performances emphasises deep, intensely moving stories. It often seems appropirate to lighten the mood after the final applause with an encore to adjust the listeners to the everyday world they are about to go back to.
Here is one of my favourites.

Want to download the video?
Videos are provided free to view.

If you want to download one, I can arrange that. Just send me a mail telling me which story you’d like, and your reason for wanting a download.

I collected this tale, like so many others, from the generous postings on the Storytell listserv.

It was recorded at one of my favourite gigs, Bietigheim in Germany, in October 2017.


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.

Professionally recorded CDs and DVDs are available here.

More comic tales

The video gallery has become very extensive. So if you would enjoy more tales like this, here are a few suggestions.

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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