Internationally renowned storyteller, Clare Murphy, who has worked with the National Theatre, the RSC and the Globe Theatre, performs, teaches, lectures and consults on the art of storytelling.

Great People I work with

National Theatre

My work with the National Theatre includes: solo shows at festivals such as Watch This Space! Also devising and collaborating on new shows for Early Years. I work with the Learning Dept delivering bespoke storytelling workshops in schools.

Central Saint Martins

Guest Lecturer for the MA in Animation Students 2014 – present. Assisting students in developing the narrative arc and creative strength of their ideas

Royal Shakespeare Company

Guest storyteller and workshop facilitator for R & D work in 2014. Guest speaker for RSC writers group.

NT TheatreWorks

I am a trainer with TheatreWorks. This involves giving workshops on communication and speaking skills via theatre and storytelling techniques. TheatreWorks works with the corporate and charity sectors.

National Trust

I have worked long term with National Trust properties to devise and develop their front of house approach to visitors, their communication styles, and integrating storytelling techniques into their delivery of content.

Conference on World Affairs

I have been an invited panelist to the Conference on World Affairs 2011-2014. This week long celebration of the art of conversation and community is an astonishing celebration of the human spirit.

Crick Crack Club

Crick Crack Club hosts storytelling events around London and the UK including Day of the Dead and other themed events.


What I do and where I do it
"To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong". Joseph Chilton Pearce

Since 2006 Clare has told stories around the world. Raconteur, performer and creative she has told stories on all kinds of stages including The Globe, The National, The Barbican and the Soho Theatres in London and many marvellous stages and theatres worldwide. Clare also performs at festivals, art centres, universities, public and private events, conferences and schools. Clare is also a writer, a consultant, and a teacher of storytelling. She has collaborated with many wonderful institutions including The Royal Shakespeare Company, Central Saint Martins University, National Museums of Ireland, and the Conference on World Affairs, Boulder, Colorado. Clare creates bespoke solo performances, cabaret (ala carte) storytelling events, and commissioned pieces. Clare also offers training for corporations and charities who look to improve their storytelling and communication skills. She is available as a keynote speaker, guest lecturer and story advisor.

  • Performer

    One woman shows, bespoke performances, commissioned pieces, public events.

  • Teacher / Academia

    Storytelling workshops for artists, performers, professors, guest lecturing on storytelling, creativity & more

  • Consultant / Advisor / Muse

    For Theatre companies, writers groups, university department, companies, charities, individuals, and communities

  • Keynote Speaker / Public Speaker

    Available for keynote speaking, panel discussions, conferences, symposiums, debates


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Jo Blake Cave

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Talking Skull Collective

Jo Blake Cave, Dominic Kelly and I form the heart of this storytelling collective.
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Dominic Kelly



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