“Tell me a fact and I’ll learn. Tell me a truth and I’ll believe. But tell me a story and it will live in my heart forever.”
I have developed a number of both solo and collaborative shows for adults and family audiences. My shows have been performed at festivals, storytelling clubs, theatres and non traditional venues.
I have a particular interest in European folk and fairy tales and like to celebrate strong female protagonists in my tales. I also love stories that are set in my two favourite places to spend time; the woods and by the sea.
I am currently collaborating on two new projects; 'A Quercus Tale' in conjunction with a local environmental project and 'Skin', stories exploring the importance of identity, particularly female identity.
I am also currently working on a new original story for older children exploring the emotional impact of the recent pandemic and resulting lock down.
I'm always looking for opportunities to bring my shows to new venues and audiences.
So if you would like to know more about my work, would be interested in collaborating or would like to book me for your venue;
The Keeper &
Far Away there is a tower filled with flying books. Find out what happens when their keeper journeys to find a new guardian to care for them.
A Family Tale for ages 7+
"What a beautiful afternoon with Hannah Brailsford - we are delighted she chose us to premiere her new story"
Redbridge Storytelling Festival
ANGLIAN WATER: 'BUNGED UP!'
In 2018 I was commissioned to create a story for Anglian Water's 'Keep it Clear' campaign to educate families about how to tackle the problem of pollution and flooding caused by avoidable sewer blockages.
'Bunged Up!' was the result and I toured this with the Anglian Water education team to festivals, libraries, family centres and groups in 2018 and 2019.
ARTS COUNCIL FUNDED PROJECT: 'Estuary Re-Told'
In 2019 I received funding from Arts Council England and The National Lottery to run a project exploring the stories and impressions of different generations likes living in South East Essex and what fears and hopes they have for the future of the region in both a social and an environmental context. At the heart of the project was the creation of a new performance storytelling piece developed through a series of educational and community workshops with storytellers, poets and musicians. The result was 'Estuary Re-Told' which was premiered at The Palace Theatre Westcliff in October 2019 and included professional performers alongside students from South East Essex College.