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Long ago, in the back streets of Liverpool, there lived a little girl who devoured books, adored writing, and dreamed of being on the stage one day…

  Hello! Welcome to my storytelling site. For books, you’ll find everything you need here: www.catweatherillauthor.com.   But if you’d like to read more about my

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Storyteller

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

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Author

Magical best-selling novelist, translated into eleven languages

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Trainer

Inspirational workshops for all ages, with narrative at their heart

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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...

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Festivals

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

Trips promoting the art of British storytelling in Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Kenya, Russia and Kazakhstan. International Schools in Bangkok, Cairo, Lagos, Singapore, Geneva, Basel, Copenhagen, Germany (British

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Writing

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

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Children and Education

Working with children is joyous, and a key part of my work. Children are adventurers, searching to find their own special place in a world that

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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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Bluebeard

A journey into obsession. Inspired by Perrault’s classic gothic horror story, it’s magnificently dark, erotic and...
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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...
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Ghost

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

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

A powerhouse performance of Bluebeard and Ariadne and the Minotaur combined, for a truly visceral experience....
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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...
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Meet me at Machu Picchu: A True Story

‘Frustrated fortysomething seeks handsome adventurer for excitement and travel…’ When Cat meets a new man...
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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,...
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The Golden Oak: the Magic of British Trees

A celebratory feast of facts, folklore, strange superstitions, old stories, mythology, poems and songs, all on...
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Lost in the Lamplight (NEW FOR AUTUMN 2016)

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

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