Preview: London Storytelling Festival

The nights are drawing in, the air is getting colder. What better way to feel snug and cosy than someone telling you a story?

The London Storytelling Festival is back next week, with a fantastic combination of comedians, poets and spoken word performers. John-Luke Roberts will tell his tale of a haunted sock, Rachel Rose Reid is digging underneath Hans Christian Andersen for the love stories we don’t quite hear, Martin Dockery is searching for something to believe in, Deborah Frances-White reveals her search for her family and Wil Hodgson is doing a rare reprise of his much-loved (and award winning) show The Passion of the Hodgson.

We’re quite excited to see that Russell Tovey and Thom Tuck are two of the guests at The Voices in Your Head, improv guided by a disembodied voice of God that went down a storm at Edinburgh this year. Also not to be missed is the ever popular Storytellers’ Club, where Sarah Bennetto introduces tales from some very funny people. The particular people in this case are yet to be announced, but previous guests have included James Dowdeswell, Robin Ince, Cariad Lloyd, Tony Law and John Finnemore so, you know, there’s great form.

The London Storytelling Festival runs 9-18 November at Leicester Square Theatre. Visit the Festival website for more information or follow @LDNStoryFest on Twitter.

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