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Storyteller

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

Storyteller
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Author

Magical best-selling novelist, translated into eleven languages

Author
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Trainer

Inspirational workshops for all ages, with narrative at their heart

Trainer

International

I love working internationally! It is one of the things I treasure most about my art: the opportunities it gives me to travel, experience new cultures, and find new stories along the way. I have created two shows from my travels ('Meet Me at Machu Picchu', 'The Road to Varanasi'), written a children’s book on travel ('Dream Adventures'), and am currently writing my first adult book, set in India.

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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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British Council

Trips promoting the art of British storytelling in Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Kenya, Russia and Kazakhstan.

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International Schools

Bangkok, Cairo, Lagos, Singapore, Geneva, Basel, Copenhagen, Germany (British Forces schools) Kazakhstan, India.

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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 the...
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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...