CAT WEATHERILL

STORYTELLER AND AUTHOR

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Storyteller
Storyteller

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

Storyteller
Author
Author

Magical best-selling novelist, translated into eleven languages

Author
Trainer
Trainer

Inspirational workshops for all ages, with narrative at their heart

Trainer

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See me LIVE at Blenheim Palace (Woodstock, Oxfordshire) for a spooky half-term Hallowe’en treat. Five family shows a day, 23 – 31 October.

My show is included in the entry price to the Palace.

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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...

Festivals
Festivals

Storymoja Hay Festival Kenya, Sydney Writers Festival Australia, Moscow Book Fair, Festival d’Automne Paris, Edinburgh Book Festival, Hay Festival UK, Fabula Storytelling Festival Sweden, Jaipur Literature

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International Work
International Work

One of my stand-out trips was a Storytelling for Peace Building project I led in Colombia for the British Council in 2019. I worked with

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Writing
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:

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Children and Education
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
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
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 the

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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

Bluebeard

A Journey into Obsession
Ariadne and The Minotaur show image

Ariadne and the Minotaur

A re-imagining of the Greek myth of Theseus and the Minotaur, told from the point of view...
Ghost

Ghost

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

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

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...
Hungry Heart show image

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

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

Lost in the Lamplight

Rich and wonderful stories for world-weary adults, told after dark.

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