Storytelling under the tree

Two renowned Story-Tellers, Mike Dodsworth and Callum McGowan tell tales throughout the day (free). Look out for their blackboard.

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Callum McGowan delighting an audience storytelling at a Fairy Fair

Professional actor and storyteller, Callums’ 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

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Mike Dodsworth story-telling a tale under a great oak

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.

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

Mike Dodsworth website


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