2018 › London

Past event

Daniel Morden Performance

How did it go?

Daniel Morden’s performance at The Old Vic was utterly spellbinding. Over 870 children and teachers from London primary schools packed the 200 year-old theatre and listened captivated by Daniel’s stories. Daniel was alone on the red-curtained, gilt-edged stage, but his traditional tales were so brilliantly told they conjured up clear images in the imaginations of the audience. The children participated throughout suggesting their ideas of what might happen next in the story, and Daniel got the whole audience singing along with him too. A truly wonderful morning for children and adults alike!

Daniel signed lots of books for children after the performance.

What people said:

This event felt as though it was properly aimed at children. It was engaging, entertaining and enjoyable. The Year 5 children I took to the event all enjoyed the audience participation.

Martin Primary School, London

The performance by Daniel Morden was engaging, funny and enjoyable to watch. He made the session interactive and involved the children by having them fill in the gaps and repeat things back to him. Children had to listen closely to participate.

Bangabandhu Primary School, London

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Venue:
The Old Vic, London, SE1 8NB
Date:
Friday, 2nd November 2018
Time:
11:00 am
Duration:
Approx. 1 hour
Age range:
Years 5 and 6

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Daniel Morden

Daniel Morden is a master storyteller. He has travelled the world collecting and telling stories, from South Wales to Haiti. (Daniel has always been a storyteller even as a child walking to and from school.) He has been storyteller in residence at both the Royal National Theatre and the Barbican Centre in London, and has adapted stories for the theatre, television and radio. Daniel really enjoys retelling traditional Welsh folktales and his latest book published last year by Gomer is Secret Tales from Wales introducing us to eight secret or forgotten stories.

In praise of Dark Tales from the Woods

Dark Tales from the Woods are the real thing, reminiscent of many of the grimmest Grimms' tales… Gruesome, fantastical and hypnotic, Morden's stories show why the fairy world will never lose its power over our imaginations.

Amanda Craig, The Times


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