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

Crick Crack Club

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

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.


What I do and where I do it
"The universe is made of stories, not of atoms" Muriel Rukeyser

Clare is a solo performer. She stands on stages around the worlds and tells stories. Her work includes the political folkloric work such as her Syrian piece “The King of Lies” to playful pieces like UniVerse which explores where quantum physics, philosophy and mythology meet. Clare’s repertoire of stories is full of all kinds of tales from traditional folklore to ancient mythology, to reportage to historical tales. She tells the story that is called for in each situation from telling to the President of Ireland to performing at the Writers room of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Clare also performs at festivals, art centres, universities, public and private events, conferences and schools. She teaches storytelling and trains people in communication skills via The National Theatre’s TheatreWorks programme. She is a storyteller, performer, writer, curiosist, teacher, consultant, wanderer, wonderer and maker.

  • 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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