2018 › London
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.
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- The Old Vic, London, SE1 8NB
- Friday 2nd November
- 11:00 am
- Approx. 1 hour
- Age range:
- Years 5 and 6
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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 by Gomer is Secret Tales from Wales introducing us to eight secret or forgotten stories.
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