Sophie Snell storyteller
Sophie Snell, professional storyteller for adults and children
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Sophie at Shipley Park Storytelling Festival

Contact Sophie:

Tel: 01332 840007

“It was a complete sell-out with
tremendous feedback from the
audience afterwards. Sophie’s darkly
comic and absorbing choice of stories
made for a captivating evening."

David Longford, Theatre Royal,
Nottingham, Feb 2014.

"Very expressive... Viscerally thrilling... Intellectually satisfying... Recommended."

Stephanie Billan, Chairman,
Buxton Festival Fringe, July 2010.

Storytelling in the bell tent

Storytelling Bell Tent
available on request.

"To possess that charisma, that energy,
that memory! Spellbinding ... a
beautiful piece... Fantastic
evening - wonderful!"

Amanda Bowman, BBC Radio Nottingham Libraries StoryFest, March 2010.

"Absolutely brilliant! More please! Vivid, intense and mesmerising - a wonderful performance." "You made our imagination spark." "Intimate, vivid and moving - recommended."

Audience comments, The Dukebox
Theatre, Brighton, June 2013



Storytelling has traditionally always been an entertainment for adults every bit as much as children. It's perfect for festivals, historic houses, community groups, family celebrations and corporate events.

Sophie aims to create a warm, intimate and welcoming environment, regardless of the size of the venue. Indeed the more unusual the venue, the more special, atmospheric and memorable the experience.

The simplicity of the set-up means it works in a huge variety of settings - clubs, pubs, arts venues and literature festivals, candle-lit cafes, churches and village halls, heritage buildings, outdoor camp fires and storywalks, tents, caves or even someone's front room. Venues where Sophie has told stories have included:

- theatre / arts centres;
- storytelling / folk clubs and festivals;
- museums and libraries;
- heritage properties and tourist / family attractions;
- parks / woodland / wildlife reserve properties;
- corporate events;
- family celebrations (weddings, birthday parties, christenings);
- special events hosted at pubs, restaurants & cafes;
- festivals (literature and arts festivals, music festivals, folk gatherings);
- the WI, social and luncheon / speakers clubs, writers' groups;
- hospitals, mental health projects, probation and prison services;
- care homes / residential homes and lunch clubs for the elderly.

A typical booking for adult storytelling can be for one hour or a full evening set of two halves of c 45 - 55 mins each, as you prefer.

Sophie has a 5m diameter bell tent set out with colourful saris, rugs, cushions and lanterns which can be used for outdoor events / special celebrations. There is an additional fee for this to cover a second person to help with set up and take down.

Sophie frequently tells for daytime community groups, or private celebrations and after- dinner talks, so these enquiries are very welcome.

Usually Sophie will select stories she thinks will suit, or discuss a theme with the client and select stories based on that. The sets include a sprinkling of folk songs too.

She also has a number of specific shows on offer:

Seven Deadly Sins

Blodeuwedd - the Lady of the Flowers and other Medieaval Tales

The Hand of Glory (new!)

Fireside Ghost Tales

Halloween Hoot

"We thoroughly enjoyed your stories. Several of the group had no notion
of such performances and thought it was great. There was much talk of
hairy toes at breakfast (but no howling, thank goodness!).
Thanks so much for adding extra sparkle to our special evening."

Brenda Howard, client, private dinner storytelling performance, Nov 2014.

StorytellingStorytelling at Hognaston

Storytelling at the village hall in Misson, Nottinghamshire,
and in the church at Hognaston, Derbyshire, 2017 & 2016.

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"Lively and engaging. Sophie's natural ability to tell a good
tale captivated our audience. She really involved them
and hoots of laughter echoed around this Tudor building.
I can't wait to have her back again!"

Anita Spencer, Curator, Bakewell Old House Museum

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