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

Contact Sophie:

Tel: 07796 296387

Audience Comments
re "Seven Deadly Sins"

“The show 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.

"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."

Various audience comments, SDS, The Dukebox Theatre, Brighton, June 2013




Storytelling has traditionally always been an entertainment for adults every bit as much as for children. There is a well established network of venues for adult storytelling events - clubs, pubs, arts venues, festivals, candle-lit cafes, church and village halls, manor houses, outdoor camp fires and story walks... Indeed the more unusual the venue, the more atmospheric and memorable the experience.

Adult storytelling venues where Sophie tells stories include:

- 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.

Sophie often gets asked to put together a set of stories for specific themes, but she also has a number of performance storytelling shows. These are listed below. Please click on the heading for full details.

Seven Deadly Sins

Blodeuwedd - the Lady of the Flowers and other Medieaval Tales

Hatched, Matched & Despatched

Fireside Ghost Tales

Halloween Hoot

Local Storytelling Clubs

Sophie is chair of Tales from Two Cities - a storytelling club that runs in both Derby and Nottingham (previously Flying Donkeys of Derby and the Nottingham Storytellers) at Derby's the VoiceBox and Nottingham's Lord Roberts pub (Hockley). They meet on the 4th Wed of the month alternating between both venues. She can be seen regularly storytelling at both of these clubs - check out the website below for more information on where and when they host storytelling events:

"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.

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Forthcoming Events



"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

© 2009-2013 Sophie Snell