A master craftsman, telling old tales with new resonance.” Peter Stevenson, Aberystwyth Storytelling Festival.
Martin Maudsley is a professional storyteller based in Dorset and working across the South West of England. He tells stories in theatres, festivals, schools, village halls, pubs and outdoors. His repertoire of stories consists of fresh re-tellings of traditional tales from local legends and earthy folk-tales to magical myths and epic sagas. He uses poetry, music and song alongside stories, and often collaborates with other performers.
Martin regularly works with local and national organisations providing storytelling performances, tailored projects and creative workshops. Recent clients for storytelling projects include: the BBC, Bristol Festival of Nature, Bristol, Paignton and Chester Zoos, Cheltenham Festival of Science, Dorset AONB, the Eden Project, English Heritage, the Environment Agency, the National Trust, River Cottage HQ, the Soil Association, as well as several regional Wildlife Trusts.
In 2007 Martin established Bristol Storytelling Festival and was its Artistic Director for a successful 7 years, and also co-founded Folk Tales – a long-running storytelling and music night in Bristol. He now helps run a monthly storytelling night in Bridport called Flying Monkeys. He is storyteller-in-residence for Dorset-based environmental arts charity Common Ground and in this capacity was recently featured on Radio 6music in October for Apple Day.