Edgar’s Big Story World
“We all had such a wonderful time on Sunday morning @
Finnbee's Seafront with John Edgar's 'Big Story World'! His
magical stories from every corner of this planet created
such a buzz...Africa, America, Europe and Asia... it truly
was an experience and a half for young and old :-)” (Yarn
International Storytelling Festival, Bray,
storytelling and workshop programme for primary schools,
libraries and other community events, and ranging from the
comical to the creepy and the silly to the scary,
Edgar’s Big Story World is a choice collection of favourites from
John’s repertoire, taking in African, American, European
and Asian traditional tales alongside John’s original
bizarre ballads and riotous rhymes. It’s a world in which
mysterious beings lurk under every bush and tree, and
animals talk. you’ll meet such characters as Himsuka, the
parrot who could really talk, the fiercesome Hulak who once
haunted the lakes of America (and may still be there!), the
scratchy Fleaman, a runaway hamster, monsters lurking in
the canals of England’s West Midlands, half a cockerel with
ideas above his station and an ageing fox who proves to be
far too clever for the hunt. There’s also a song or two for
good measure. And once you’ve heard John’s rather gruesome
and grotty version of Cinderella you’ll never look at this
famous old fairy tale in the same light again.
Because it’s an anthology performance, John Edgar’s Big Story World is suitable for all ages. Similarly, the length of both performance and workshops can be tailored to suit specific requirements. Bring along your imagination and be amazed and astounded by these big stories from the length and breadth of our small planet.
Edgar’s Big Story World can either be booked as a single
performance or as a number of performances and workshops
across the school day.
For more information, please contact me.