“Quite simply awesome… he had the audience entranced.” Dorset Echo
“… breathless and enthralling” The Hindu
Dominic Kelly is an English storyteller who has captivated audiences in fifteen countries on three continents with his powerful, warm and witty performances. He directs performances for Norway’s national Riksscenen and teaches storytelling at Kungliga Musikhögskolan in Stockholm. He has trained hundreds of education and theatre professionals in storytelling approaches. His work helping children and young people to find their storytelling voice has won acclaim in countries around the world.
His performance Trickster was described as “Compelling, funny and heartbreaking” by The Times, and The Hero Light as “Gripping and satisfying… a rare event”.
Dominic grew up in the mountains of northern England. When not telling stories he still thinks sitting in a tiny tent on top of a mountain in horrible weather counts as fun.
15th July 1910, John Henry Williams walks out of school. His classmates, teachers, and the local doctor have already fallen foul of his trickery. Ahead are fun, fortune and a hundred more serious ruses to try. Little does he know he’ll soon be hunted as the most wanted man in the country.
Harbouring deviously disguised global trickster tales and reallife story, Storyteller Dominic Kelly embarks on an audacious tale of trickery and deceit; a tale where truth and hearsay, history, folktale and myth icker like shadows in sunshine. Come journey on a trickster’s side of the road…
In these places live two best friends: Ireland’s most fearless and most feared young warriors. But Ulster and Connaught don’t like each other at all: huge forces are working to bring the two friends’ worlds crashing against each other…
The Hero Light retells the extraordinary tales of the Ulster Cycle – the ‘Irish Iliad’.
Centered on legendary hero Cú Chulainn, the Hound, it weaves together stories of loyalty, love and betrayal that are still startlingly relevant today.
Dominic Kelly balances irreverent humour & beautiful imagery with a powerful rendition of a deeply affecting tale. In The Hero Light he brings an ancient epic to fizzing contemporary life.
“With great style, using the vernacular of today… he blended stories into a gripping, satisfying whole… creating a living, breathing landscape before our very eyes… a rare event.” The Cornishman
Created and Performed by Dominic Kelly
Directed by Michael Harvey
THE INVISIBILITY HAT
The Swedish forests are filled with the strangest things…
When a brother and sister find an extraordinary hat, they are plunged into the world of the trolls, where things quickly spin out of control. But help sometimes comes from the most unexpected places….
Join Dominic on a storytelling journey into the vast northern forests: through mystery, suspense and a great deal of fun. On the way you’ll find out what to do should you ever come face to face with a troll!