Mr Fox

A tale of horror

An Activity Teaching Pack is available to accompany this tale

Storytelling resources – for online and classroom teaching

Visit the page to download a free sample.

Based on my many years teaching English in a German secondary school, activities to turn the power of storytelling into:

Powerful listening – Speaking and discussion exercises – Vocabulary extension – Grammar consolidation – Writing activities

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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.

This cautionary tale from England is known in different forms and in different countries – see the gypsy variant in English Folktales (Neil Philip, 1992) and “Old Foster” in The Second Virago Book of Fairytales (Angela Carter, 1992). I love the dramatic effect of telling it in performance.

More deep tales

The video gallery has become very extensive. So if you would enjoy more tales like this which explore the depths of the human psyche, here are a few suggestions.



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

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.

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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