Shakespeare Storytelling for Children

Posted on: 19th October 2016

Engraving of William Shakespeare

All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages.
Quote from play 'As You Like It’, Act II, Scene VII 

The quote above perfectly describes the FREE Shakespeare storytelling session for children occurring this half-term at Acton Town Hall Library – helping us to mark the 400 year anniversary of the death of the greatest ever playwright.

Explore the stories, enjoy the verse and rediscover the work of William Shakespeare as storyteller John Kirk tells three of his most famous tales; Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream and Henry V.  This 45 minute presentation is suitable for children and adults age 6+ - we promise you won't be bard!

Photo of Storyteller John KirkJohn Kirk is a storyteller.  His previous work includes Roald Dahl’s The Twits, Michael Morpurgo’s Private Peaceful and Terry Deary’s The War Game.  John enjoys bringing stories to life with dynamic and imaginative ideas.

For more information visit:
Twitter: @jkstorytelling
Facebook: John Kirk – storyteller

Learn about the tragic love story of doomed lovers Romeo & Juliet, the life and history of King Henry V – the hero of Agincourt, and the magical comedic fantasy A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Keep your children entertained this half-term. Come along to this FREE storytelling session at Acton Town Hall Library from 2:30 - 3:30pm on Thursday 27 October, and give your children the perfect way to introduce them to the fascinating world and works of William Shakespeare.