Callum McGowan and Mike Dodsworth are internationally renowned storytellers, who will be weaving magical tales in their storytelling hut in the woods. They will also be performing The Story of the Real Halloween in the Performance Tent as the sun sets, at 6pm on Saturday and 5pm on Sunday.

See the storytelling blackboard for the times of each story on the day.

Real Halloween Storytelling

Mike Dodsworth expands on a point at the Real Halloween

Real Halloween Storytelling

Callum McGowan takes his turn to hold the audience spellbound

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Callum McGowan delighting an audience storytelling at a Fairy Fair

Professional actor and storyteller, Callum’s 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. He is also a writer and film-maker.

“… 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.” – The Fling Festival

Real Halloween Storytelling

Mike Dodsworth telling a tale under a great oak at a Fairy Fair

Essex-based Mike Dodsworth specialises in physically energetic storytelling 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.

“It was amazing how he managed to involve and include every child and adult in the audience” – Royal Horticultural Society, Hyde Hall Garden

“Fantastic … amazing … charismatic” – Parent at Lollibop Festival

Mike Dodsworth website

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