Storyteller Directory Entry
Chloë of the Midnight Storytellers
Chloë has more than 15 years' full time experience and specialises in bringing performance storytelling to new audiences.
She's appeared at an extraordinary mix of events and venues, from Cheltenham Literature Festival to cruise ships. She adapts happily to any size of audience, from dinner parties to village halls, from classroom to festival marquee, from conference stage to campfire to theatre or even (once!) an arena of thousands.
Chloë is also a creative workshop leader, who delivered training worldwide for 9 years before becoming a full time spoken word artist.
See Chloë's track record and range of clients at www.midnightstorytellers.co.uk
Based in Gloucestershire. Available throughout the UK and overseas.
Chloë's repertoire is rooted in traditional story, such as Lost Legends of Britain and Cotswold Tales plus Festive Fables for winter audiences. Tales of Lust & Chocolate reveal dark desires and sizzling romance from around the world – this is the show that pulls an audience for venues / events new to storytelling.
But Chloë's guilty secret is a passion for new stories. It's important to conserve story heritage; this is cultural identity, this is valuable teaching about how to survive being human. And then what? Where are the tales for our time? In sets such as Scheherazade's Shed and Once Upon A Future, audiences experience new twists to ancient themes, plus magical realism, true life tales and UFOs.
Here's a taste of Chloë's work:
- The Mistletoe Bride: audio: adapted from a traditional narrative and recorded for the Tenbury Wells part of Worcestershire Libraries' Lending an Ear audio art archive.
- Amateratsu: video: punk rock flavoured version of a Japanese legend, devised for Bridgwater Arts Centre 70th anniversary story promenade show (filmed at dress rehearsal)
- Showcase Chloë: video: story clips and audience responses – many of them had never experienced live storytelling before.
"Imaginative, funny, great use of language, I loved it!" – Director, Cheltenham Poetry Festival
"A master storyteller" – Cotswold Life
"Enchanting presence and passion for storytelling... Captivating" - National Trust
"So good I put her in the evening cabaret show" – Cruise Director, Fred Olsen cruise line
Schools and family events
Fabulously costumed Agent Green the Dragon Whisperer delivers Dragon Days including Dragon Tales, spoof lecture on the Care & Training of Dragons also workshops How To Draw Your Dragon and Dragon Tales To Start Art.
Ourdoor events: Dragon Tracking and One of Our Dragons is Missing.
Year 3 – Year 6 : stories, creativity + facts, reports.
For young people Year 7 upwards, and performing arts students, Chloë delivers StoryMaker workshops leading to a Story Slam gala performance.
"Fantastic assembly for Years 10 and 11" – Head teacher, Cotswold School
"The assembly we did [after your visit] was one of the best ever... The children wrote and told their own tales and were brilliant, I mean truly brilliant. Obviously inspired by you!" - Great Rissington primary school
"Extremely successful and that was down to the commitment you gave to the pupils" - Head of English, Pen y Dre High School, Merthyr Tydfil
"Students from all ability ranges engaged enthusiastically with the project... The benefits of this unique learning experience will resonate throughtout their lives... It was particularly heartening to see the growth in confidence of quieter students who positively blossomed" - Bishop Hedley Catholic High School, Merthyr Tydfil
"I love Agent Green. You tell the best stories!" – Teresa, age 8