Sophie Snell storyteller
Sophie Snell, professional storyteller for adults and children


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Tel: 07796 296387

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Sophie Snell is a professional storyteller. She lives just outside Derby, with a secondary base in Oxford.

A warm, engaging and lively performer, Sophie regularly travels throughout the UK and beyond to entertain both children and adults at public events, festivals, storytelling clubs, schools, libraries and museums.

... From village halls to grand historic houses, or from someone's front room by the fire, to the cabaret setting of a plush city theatre.

Nominated for the BASE (British Awards for Storytelling Excellence) awards under the category "Outstanding Female Storyteller 2013", Sophie is known for her uniquely entertaining mix of comic and intriguing tales, a voice that "mesmerises" and a way of drawing the audience into the performance even if they are unfamiliar with the world of traditional oral stories.

Sophie is also the author of 2 audio books - "The Pirate's Sister" and "Dragon's Tales", and writes for both children and adults.

With a background in senior management, Sophie works with corporate, educational and arts bodies. Using the medium of oral storytelling, she creates tailored workshops for students of all ages and backgrounds - corporate staff, teachers, parents / carers, and community groups. She also coaches developing tellers (the Only Words Aloud / More Words Aloud workshops). Her unique combination of storytelling skills and corporate experience is used to build confidence, creativity, oral literacy, communication and presentation skills.

Sophie is also a regular speaker / entertainer for various groups, and appears on BBC Radio Derby from time to time as one of their "Loud Mouths".

"Bringing a story alive with voice, movement and humour, watching children giggling and entranced, or adults hooked by the story, is a magical life and I relish every moment of it!” Sophie Snell

"Captivating... hoots of laughter echoed around this Tudor
building - can't wait to have her back!"

"Sophie has a wicked sense of humour!"

"We will 'dine out' on those pauses, when you had every one of us
in the palm of your hand and you could have heard a pin drop..."

"Great fun and hugely enjoyable - we didn't want it to end!"

"Very engaging - the boys described your stories as "awesome!"

"I am envious of her kids' bedtime stories, she is phenominal!"

"I have never seen that group so intent on listening, they were
hanging on to every word!"

Sophie Snell Storyteller


"To possess that charisma, that
energy, that memory!
Spellbinding and better than
any film or tv!
Fantastic evening - wonderful!"

Amanda Bowman
BBC Radio Nottingham

storytelling for children, burghley house

Burghley House, "Festival of Surprises"
August 2010
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Society for Storytelling website


"Those gifted with storytelling weave an invisible web that draws
the listener into the tale without you realising what's happening.
Sophie Snell is one of those storytellers whose voice mesmerises
you, whilst images form in your mind as the tale unfolds."

Cindy Vallar, reviewer (see

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