Storyteller – Teacher – Public Speaker- Facilitator – Salon Curator – Conversation Starter

Clare Murphy; storyteller, performer, teacher, salon curator, artist in residence.  A woman of many skills, Clare was born into a family of performers and poets.  Her storytelling career began in 2006, since then she has told all kinds of stories from ancient myths to modern quantum physics.  She has played world stages from NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena to the National Theatre London.  Her storytelling work goes beyond performance into the realm of teaching, training and consulting worldwide on a myriad of projects. 

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Leading us through stories within stories within stories, Murphy’s comfortable charm and wit sparkled around the room, illuminating the darkest corners of her tales.

oxford literary review

Clare Muireann Murphy’s beautiful lilting Irish voice was in stark contrast to the darkly humorous stories she told us, and she her first-rate comic physicality only served to enhance her storytelling.

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In addition to her shows Clare also performs mash-up shows under many themes from love to death to bawdy tales to community. Her repertoire of over 150 stories means that she aims to have a story for any occasion and any audience. If you have a special request, get in touch.


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Clare accepts a very limited number of residencies a year. A residency can exist in any institution, organisation, city, research vessel, science organisation, national park, political movement or community. It can be created digitally or in real life. Residencies are deeply enriching times for both the storyteller and the organisation, creating long lasting benefits.

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Storytelling training takes many forms and depends on the needs of the group. With a focus on storytelling skills, public speaking, comms, and now online comms, Clare will create bespoke training based on what your group would like to achieve. Click here for more info.

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story consultant

Storytelling consultancies are bespoke. Whether you are trying to change your culture, improve your internal communications, increase rapport and relationships amongst your team, optimise your humanity, or create a long-standing legacy, a storytelling consultancy can help you build towards that goal.

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public speaker

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

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There have been great societies that did not use the wheel, but there have been no societies that did not tell stories.

Ursula K LeGuin



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