Below are some of Clare's upcoming events & workshops...

Scéal: A Crash Course In Storytelling

August 21 - 25, 2023

An Tairseach Ecology Centre, Wicklow Town

August 21 – 25, 2023

This 5-day storytelling intensive is for Professional Storytellers.
Deepen your relationship with story and give yourself new tools in a refreshing replenishing environment.
Clare’s methodology is rooted in experiential learning, delivered in a positive environment. Working with folktales, myths and some personal/work stories where relevant.
Techniques covered include:

  • Take a story from page to stage
  • Learn a story fast
  • Story structure and subversion
  • Presence and improvisation mindset
  • Nerves & relationship to audience
  • Body, breath, voice, word; what are you doing when you tell and why?
  • Bringing a story to life; how to fully inhabit your stories

This course is for you if:

  • you are a Professional Storyteller ready to deepen your practice
  • you are looking to join other professionals in a nourishing environment and grow your skills
  • you are curious about ways to enhance your connection to story and the audience

You will emerge from the week with more performance skills, greater awareness and control of body and voice, increased confidence, tools for ongoing development, and an understanding of how to develop your repertoire.

For BOOKING email

Investment: €625 (EURO)

Early Bird Investment: €550 (EURO)

Early bird offer ends May 2, 2023

Booking available ONLY through

Please put Scéal Course Inquiry in the email title.  Places are held once a full payment is made and are on a first come first served basis.  Early Bird pricing honored through May 2nd, 2023.

About your Teacher:
An accomplished storyteller for 18 years, Clare has been teaching since 2007. She is an embodied performer who integrates body, voice, story and relationship to the audience. She has taught at the Royal Shakespeare Company, The National Theatre London and at Central Saint Martins University of the Arts London.

Shows in repertoire

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.

Inisfail: Ancient Irish Myth

When the ancient Irish gods stepped onto the soil of Ireland, they burned their boats so they could never leave…

Step into a beautiful yet bloodstained landscape where gods in golden halls drink from the cow of plenty, Kings are healed by children, fathers vie with sons, one-eyed giants make their bid for power, and lusty monsters spit in the face of the prophets.

This contemporary performance of the Irish myths of invasion is tautly laced with wit and verve. Join Claire Murphy for an evening of giant warriors, jealous kings and limb loss.

If you would like to book a performance get in touch

Fri 5 Nov 2021, 7:30PM

earthouse, CRanborne, dorset


A mathematician finds a gift from a god.

Blacksmiths beat out the music of the spheres.

And why are there turtles everywhere?

Where does myth meet science? Is it only in the middle of the night when we half wake and half sleep? In this timeless place of wonder and insight, time stretches and a fissure opens that builds a dream bridge between many worlds…

If you would like to book a performance get in touch

Fri 5 Nov 2021, 7:30PM

earthouse, CRanborne, dorset

The King of Lies

A beautiful country is at the mercy of a lie-obsessed king as he pits his wits against a fool in a self-made lying competition. Sound familiar?

Blending reportage and folklore to tell a story that underlines the power of fakery, this performance is a dynamic adaptation of Damascus Nights, by exiled Syrian writer Rafik Schami.

If you would like to book a performance get in touch

Fri 5 Nov 2021, 7:30PM

earthouse, CRanborne, dorset

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On the Heels of the Hound

A dark and ferocious journey, where monsters leap with blinding frenzy, one-eyed monsters hunt the shores, and shape-shifters blur the line between this world and the otherworld.

Learn how fairies came from the fallen gods, how broken promises can change the fate of a nation, and how great battles shaped the very earth itself.

On the Heels of the Hound is recommended for children ages 8 and up.

If you would like to book a performance get in touch

Fri 5 Nov 2021, 7:30PM

earthouse, CRanborne, dorset

Clare Murphy & Kevin Kling

Clare and Kevin regularly collaborate to create bespoke shows including Re-Imagining the Next World for Beyond the Border 2020. Please get in touch if you’d like to book a Clare & Kevin show.

Hi friends...

From May 1- May 31 I will be on a story walk around Ireland. For anything urgent & bookings for Sceal: A Crash Course In Storytelling, please contact