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Introducing Cat…

  Hello! Welcome to my storytelling and business site. This site is more for adults now… For books and child-friendly info, please visit www.catweatherillauthor.com.  


Dazzling live performances, for adults and children, on stages around the world


Magical best-selling novelist, translated into eleven languages


Inspirational workshops for all ages, with narrative at their heart


What I Do

Basically I play with language for a living. Everything I do is narrative driven, whether it is performing, writing, teaching or training. Here are some of my main arenas of work. Performing for Adults demands a section all of its own...


Storymoja Hay Festival Kenya, Edinburgh Book Festival, Hay Festival UK, Sydney Writers Festival Australia, Moscow Book Fair, Fabula Storytelling Festival Sweden, Jaipur Literature Festival India,

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International Work

British Council trips promoting the art of storytelling in Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Kenya, Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan. International schools in Bangkok, Cairo, Lagos, Singapore, Geneva, Basel, Copenhagen,

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  In my books, old men turn into trees, heroes fly without wings and werewolves haunt forbidden forests. This is wild magic…   Writing for children:

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Children and Education

Working with children is a key part of my work. Children are searching to find their own special place in a world that can be

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Training and Workshops

Librarians, student teachers, therapists, childcare students, museums staff, charity volunteers, adventure guides, storytellers, the general public…   I deliver all kinds of training in all kinds

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Personal Storytelling

I am passionate about personal stories – both telling them myself, and enabling others to tell their stories. True life stories benefit both the teller and

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Performances for Adults

I am lucky. I have performed in some glamorous places – at the Barbican and South Bank London, and at a host of extraordinary festivals around the world, from Jaipur to Sydney. But I also love village hall touring, with promoters like Live & Local. I have been committed to it for fifteen years now, with no sign of stopping! For me, there is something magical about transforming a space with fairy lights, and having a local audience gather. It is a pleasure and a privilege to bring the show to the people. And it’s a link to the beginnings of British theatre, to the medieval players, the ‘sturdy beggars’ who performed from the back of a wagon. I like that! So I have various shows in my repertoire...

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A Journey into Obsession     Inspired by Perrault’s classic gothic horror story, Cat’s Bluebeard...
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Ariadne and the Minotaur

A re-imagining of the Greek myth of Theseus and the Minotaur, told from the point of view...
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How To Be Glorious

A transformational show about making things happen in your life, finding a second chance at happiness in...


Beyond the cosy fireside and the flickering tv screen there’s another world. It’s dark, shadowy and...

Falling like Feathers

A journey into the dreamlike landscape of fairy tales. Laced with luscious language and shimmering images, it’s...

Kissing the Wind: The Lais of Marie de France

A glorious, whirlwind adventure that ties three tales by the 12th century poet Marie de France into...

Truth & Truffles

  Cabaret, comedy, stories, songs and chocolate – that’s Truth & Truffles! It’s an irresistible...

Madonna of the Seven Moons and other True Tales

  A collection of short stories drawn from Cat’s own life. She has championed and refined...

Meet me at Machu Picchu: A True Story

  ‘Frustrated fortysomething seeks handsome adventurer for excitement and travel…’   When Cat meets a...
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The Hungry Heart: Seductive Stories from Italy

Italian folk tales are as full bodied as their wine. So fill your glass, relax,...

The Golden Oak: The Magic of British Trees

A celebratory feast of facts, folklore, strange superstitions, old stories, mythology, poems and songs, all on...

Lost in the Lamplight

Rich and wonderful stories for world-weary adults, told after dark. Sometimes simplicity is best. So...


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