How I Became a Storyteller

Posted on December 4, 2014 in Thoughts

the art of storytelling

One of the questions I’m asked most commonly after a performance is’ how did you become a storyteller?‘ I think I’ve always been telling stories. One of my earliest memories is being told a story by my father and then retelling…

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The Story of Sharks

Posted on April 29, 2014 in Thoughts

shark story

‘The sea about Athos is very full of monsters who seized and devoured the drowning Persians.” So observed Herodotus in 425BC in the earliest recorded mention of sharks in history. But whereas European maps featured exotic and unlikely sea monsters…

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Kidnapping, Courage and Protest

Posted on October 22, 2011 in Thoughts

arab spring tunis

What does it take for us to risk our lives in defence of what we value? We’ve seen protesters in the street across the Arab world in 2011, risking beatings, torture and death to challenge brutal regimes. At what point…

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Famous Last Words

Posted on May 16, 2010 in Thoughts

I spend much of my life thinking about what my last words should be and for an epitaph that will make people laugh when they walk past my cheap gravestone.

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