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Stories: Folktales

Craig specialises in telling traditional folktales and Western fairy tales in fresh and dynamic new ways. Training in theatre and with a background in stand-up-comedy, he brings ancient stories into the modern world with contemporary songs and references alongside high energy movement and characterisation. 

Craig has an extensive repertoire of stories to suit children and adults of all ages - each one delivered with his signature style of interactive humour and heart.

Stories are taken from a wide range of collections including: Aesop's Fables, Grimms Fairy Tales, Panchatantra, Arabian Nights, Jataka Tales, English Fairy Tales, as well as from countries all over the world. 

 

STORIES: Ramayana and MAHABHARATA

Craig is renowned for his extensive research in the Indian epics of Ramayana and Mahabharata. He is well versed in the (multiple) retellings of these stories and has a unique approach in using these tales to reflect on contemporary social issues. 

Craig is able to tell singular episodes from the stories or to provide a series of sessions that explore the epics in greater depth. The stories are accompanied by a brief introduction to their history and cultural significance.

Episodes from the Ramayana and Mahabharata make for some of Craig's most powerful and moving storytelling performances. 

 

Stories: Personal Tales

Craig has a large repertoire of personal tales that reflect on his work using storytelling with vulnerable communities across the world.

More suitable to older children and adults, these stories reflect on a wide range of projects including: directing Cinderella in rural Tamil Naidu, creating a shipwreck inspired storytelling show with children from the slums in Chennai or working with hard to reach teenagers in South East London.

All of the stories consider the power of storytelling and its ability to transcend social and cultural barriers, and to change lives.