Murder & Mayhem! at 40 Winks

On May 16 & 17, I will be down in London, telling at one of my favourite venues – the wondrous 40 WINKS HOTEL. And I will be in the company of the equally wondrous Danish storyteller KASPER SORENSEN. The event is already completely sold out, but here’s what the lucky ticket holders can expect…

Bedtime Story Nights

Kasper Sorensen

‘Bedtime Story Nights’ were created by the marvellous Mr Carter and have been running at 40 Winks since June 2009. They have had recommendations and rave reviewsin The Evening Standard, The Independent, The Telegraph, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, Stylist, Tatler, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, Le Cool, Daily Candy and too many other publications to mention without sounding immodest…. although we could also tell you that they have been included in the Saturday Times list of the ’60 Best Things To Do In Britain’, have had several Critics Choice awards in Time Out and even popped up in a Sunday Times Travel Magazine hot list of the 14 most amazing things to do in the world!!

Our story nights are a totally unique experience in London, bursting with genuine charm, warmth and humour. We work with a fantastic team of professional storytellers, actors and musicians, handpicked for their virtuosity by Mr Carter and his Curator of Tales, Miss Rachel Rose Reid. They are a much loved institution and will have you squealing with delight for months to come.

Murder and Mayhem

May 16 and 17. Cat Weatherill and Kasper Sorensen will have you shivering in your nighties with some scandalously dark and scary tales, including one intriguingly called ‘The One Handed Murderer’!

Sold Out!

Our whimsical and intoxicating evenings always end with some music. Our chanteurs and chanteuses over the coming months include Tricity Vogue, Oli Deakin, Christina Coronel, Chris Singleton, Mee, Alexandra Carter and Anne Lowe. All fabulous, all beautiful and all extraordinarily talented.

General Knowledge

Times: We open our doors at 7.00pm, and start the performances at 8.15pm. We aim to return guests to reality by 10.45pm.

Tickets: Still a very modest £25 per head, including unusually nice cocktails provided by our kind and
generous benefactors, Hendrick’s Gin and Belvoir Fruit Farms, and some nutritious nibbles.

Booking: Simply email us at

Where: 40 Winks, 109 Mile End Road, London E1 4UJ
Nearest tube: Stepney Green (a three minute stroll in slippers)

Dressiquette: A dress code of jimjams and nighties is strictly enforced by our highly trained pyjama police, but with Benefit Cosmetics sponsoring our ‘Most Glamorous Nightie Award’ (the prize is worth a staggering £300), it is well worth making an effort to impress and seduce. We suggest guests bring along something nice to cuddle up to, such as a friend, lover or teddy bear.

For further information on Bedtime Stories, 40 Winks or indeed Mr Carter, please email us at