Future Work includes:

Two London gigs coming up!

Friday 26th May is a rare chance to hear my Forest of Chance Encounters: a show melded from four Italian folktales: four boys go into a wood, but not all of them come out again….
A hare leads a prince and a huntsman to an enchanted palace with a silent chatelaine; a honeymooning couple meet a herd of wild pigs; a cattleman turns out to have a secret past; and a female pioneer of free education is imprisoned in an oubliette. Not all the stories will end happily: prison, pistols, poison, and skulls will feature; there are five narrators, two of them dead; and not every handsome hero gets his just deserts.
This show will be at Ewell’s Three Heads In A Well club (details below) who are a wonderful friendly bunch who provide home-made cakes at the interval.

And on Thursday 8th June StoryJam returns – and in a wonderful spanking new venue. They’ve migrated from Forest Hill to Canada Water, and now occupy The Culture Space on top of Canada Water tube station. To give us some frivolity in these tense times Alys Torrance, Lucy Lill and myself will be entertaining you. I shall be doing something amusing. Can’t think what else is happening that day. Nothing important….

And finally – a reminder that May 31st is the closing date for Early Bird Booking at Festival at the Edge in Shropshire. This wonderful festival has a new venue with wild swimming, and lots of stories from me, Nell Phoenix, Michael Harvey, Xanthe Gresham, Nick Hennessey and more!

Hope to see you over the summer,

Best wishes,

Practical Details:

Friday 26th May
The Forest Of Chance Encounters (or: She Gave Me Pizza With Murder In her Heart)
at Three Heads in a Well
doors 7pm, starts at 7:30
St Michael’s Sanctuary, Church Street, Ewell, KT17 2AS
Entry £7 / £5concs
Trains go from Waterloo and Clapham Junction to Ewell West or from Victoria and Clapham Junction to Ewell East
or Car: take the A217/ A240 going Northwards from the M25
(The sanctuary has a “no shoes” policy so bring warm socks or slippers to change into.)

Thursday 8th June
at The Culture Space
7.30pm (doors 7:15)
21 Surrey Quays Road, SE16 7AR
directly above Canada Water tube station
tickets £8 (+concs) Box Office 0208 692 4446
Online bookings:

Festival at the Edge
Dates: 28th –30th July (from about 5pm on Friday 28th till about 6pm on Sunday 30th)
Place: Dearnford Lake, Tilstock Road, Whitchurch, Shropshire, SY13 3JQ
Tickets: Early bird ticket prices until May 31st: Adult weekend tickets at £96 (full price £110), family tickets at £238 instead of £280. Day tickets also available. Online booking attracts a fee for £10, but if you print and send the booking form in the post the fee is only £2:50.
Accomodation: Most people camp (£10 per adult), but if you’d like a comfier B&B then get in touch with Whitchurch tourist Info, who can give you a list: or 01948 665761
Travel: It’s just off the A49/A41 between Shrewsbury and Chester, plus Whitchurch has a rail service. There’s also a link on the FatE website if you’re interested in sharing a car.