Storytelling in the Story Hut

We have two great Story-Tellers, Callum McGowan and Mike Dodsworth who have both performed at previous Fairyland Trust events.  They will be based in The Story Hut.  See their blackboard for story times. 

Search out the Story Hut in the woods

(see also the map – it’s on the main The Real Halloween page)


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Callum McGowan delighting an audience at a Fairy Fair

Professional actor and storyteller, Callums’ recent work includes a 6 month National Tour of “Romeo & Juliet” (as Romeo !).  A keen writer and director, his own plays have been performed in Essex and London.  He directed “A Celebration of Shakespeare,” for the Olympic Celebrations and has taught acting and Shakespeare workshops at colleges and drama schools.

“… it was nothing but a joy to watch him.   A huge inspiration!”  – Storyteller Janina Vigurs

“This guy can embody and switch between characters so damn swiftly it was nothing but a joy to watch him.”

“Powerful” – The Fling Festival

Mike Dodsworth weaving a tale under a great oak

Essex-based Mike Dodsworth  specialises in physically energetic telling with an emphasis on interacting with his audiences and bringing stories to life. He has told folk and fairy tales from near and far to audiences ranging from Primary Schools and BBC broadcasts  to Colchester Football Club, theatres and Barnardo’s. 

“Fantastic .. amazing .. charismatic” Parent at Lollibop Festival

Mike Dodsworth website

Callum and Mike

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