Hi, I’m Pyn Stockman and I’m a professional storyteller I work with and bring to life stories of all kinds.

I perform everything from folk and fairy tales to myths and legends.

I tell to people of all ages, in all kinds of places: Schools, libraries, hospitals, book shops, museums, woodlands, theatres, festivals and community venues.

I work regularly with Birmingham Hippodrome, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Moving Hands Theatre Company combining storytelling with theatre, music and puppetry… Read More

Schools and Training

I provide interactive storytelling performances and storytelling workshops for EYFS, KS1, KS2, and KS3 and for those with Additional Needs. I also offer storytelling  workshops and CPD for teaching staff, KS4 students and beyond.
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Family and Children's Shows

I work regularly with Birmingham Hippodrome,City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Moving Hands Theatre Company combining storytelling with theatre, music and puppetry. Sometimes my stories involve the use of masks, props, puppets and costume, and I can teach you how to make the masks and puppets that go with the stories
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Performances for Adults

I work regularly with Birmingham Hippodrome,City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Moving Hands Theatre Company combining storytelling with theatre, music and puppetry. Sometimes my stories involve the use of masks, props, puppets and costume, and I can teach you how to make the masks and puppets that go with the stories
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Schools and Training

I provide interactive storytelling performances and storytelling workshops for EYFS, KS1, KS2, and KS3 and for those with Additional Needs. I also offer storytelling  workshops and CPD for teaching staff, KS4 students and beyond.

I have a repertoire of stories from the oral tradition that can be performed to suit your curriculum topics, literacy targets and arts weeks or for events such National Storytelling Week, World Book Day, No Pens Day, Black History Month and Anti Bullying Week.

Sometimes my stories involve props, puppets and masks – sometimes they don’t! But they are all fun, interactive and full of adventure and learning….

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Primary

 

I work extensively with primary schools tailoring projects and performances to enhance the curriculum and provide a valuable stimulus for creative learning. I also offer packages for themed days and arts weeks. Please check out the full range or get in touch to discuss your requirements!

Packages available for Booking in 2017

Secondary

 

I work with secondary schools and out of school settings to create projects that will enhance emotional literacy and explore key issues. I also offer workshops to develop young people as storytellers, speakers and performers.Please get in touch to discuss how we can work together.

Packages available for booking in 2017

Training

 

I work with teachers, students, youth theatres, parents, grandparents, youth workers, performers and those interested in becoming storytellers. I offer a blend of narrative development and  aspects of performance training through lively, hands on sessions. I also offer direction and coaching.

Packages available for booking in 2017

Storytelling Performances for Family

Interactive storytelling performances and story walks that work well at festivals, in libraries, bookshops and theatre spaces. They last approx. 40 mins and use props, puppets and masks. They are lively, full of fun and adventure. Each performance has a linked follow up activity to extend participation if required. These last 30 mins- 1hr and include – peg dolls, mask making, story carriers and book bunting.

A rich mix of stories from a variety of cultures. These storytelling performances are often linked by a theme and use a range of props, puppets and masks. Lively, dramatic, interactive, able to fit into any space or location and designed to attract a family audience.

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“Wonderful old fashioned storytelling! Magical, colourful, mesmerising” – Audience Member (Martineau Gardens Storytelling Festival 2016) 

“Pyn’s storytelling added a touch of magic to the Patrick Centre. The audience 4-80 were entranced” -Liz Leck (Birmingham Hippodrome Aladdin pre show 2015-2016)

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Drop In Tales

A rich mix of stories frm a variety of cultures. These storytelling performances are often linked by a theme and use a range of props, puppets and masks. Lively, dramatic, interactive, able to fit into any space or location and designed to attract a family audience

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Baba Yaga

A rich mix of stories frm a variety of cultures. These storytelling performances are often linked by a theme and use a range of props, puppets and masks. Lively, dramatic, interactive, able to fit into any space or location and designed to attract a family audience

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Tricky Tricksters

A rich mix of stories frm a variety of cultures. These storytelling performances are often linked by a theme and use a range of props, puppets and masks. Lively, dramatic, interactive, able to fit into any space or location and designed to attract a family audience

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Tales from 1001 Arabian Nights

A rich mix of stories frm a variety of cultures. These storytelling performances are often linked by a theme and use a range of props, puppets and masks. Lively, dramatic, interactive, able to fit into any space or location and designed to attract a family audience

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Vasilisa The Brave

A rich mix of stories frm a variety of cultures. These storytelling performances are often linked by a theme and use a range of props, puppets and masks. Lively, dramatic, interactive, able to fit into any space or location and designed to attract a family audience

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Roots and Seeds

A rich mix of stories frm a variety of cultures. These storytelling performances are often linked by a theme and use a range of props, puppets and masks. Lively, dramatic, interactive, able to fit into any space or location and designed to attract a family audience

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Storytelling Peformances for Adults

Magical, mesmerising and often with a dark twist to the tale these performances have been crafted with an adult audience in mind. I often collaborate with musicians from a range of backgrounds and as is my way there is often an element of mask.

The shows are adaptable feasts of words, sounds and visuals. They sit comfortably in book shops, museums, libraries as well as more traditional performance spaces and festivals.
In addition to the full length shows I also tell collections of tales from my repertoire to adult audiences and can create something special for your party or event. All work is suitable for ages 14+.

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“Immense clarity and simplicity, great use of pause, silence and the musical underscoring enhances the theatricality perfectly. Versatile and very suitable touring product!” Maddy Kerr (Executive Director Heartbreak Productions)

“Phenomenal storytelling! Theatrical, dark, mesmerising, delicious! Thank you” Gavin Young (Utter Bearwood)

“Absolutely captivating! Thank you so much for an incredible evening. Loved it xx” Audience member (Waterstones Central Birmingham)

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Mr Fox's Blue Bottle

A rich mix of stories from a variety of cultures. These storytelling performances are often linked by a theme and use a range of props, puppets and masks. Lively, dramatic, interactive, able to fit into any space or location and designed to attract a family audience.

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Mr Fox's Blue Bottle

A rich mix of stories from a variety of cultures. These storytelling performances are often linked by a theme and use a range of props, puppets and masks. Lively, dramatic, interactive, able to fit into any space or location and designed to attract a family audience.

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Baba Yagas Tea Party

A rich mix of stories from a variety of cultures. These storytelling performances are often linked by a theme and use a range of props, puppets and masks. Lively, dramatic, interactive, able to fit into any space or location and designed to attract a family audience.

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Baba Yagas Tea Party

A rich mix of stories from a variety of cultures. These storytelling performances are often linked by a theme and use a range of props, puppets and masks. Lively, dramatic, interactive, able to fit into any space or location and designed to attract a family audience.

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The Devil With The 3 Golden Hairs

A rich mix of stories from a variety of cultures. These storytelling performances are often linked by a theme and use a range of props, puppets and masks. Lively, dramatic, interactive, able to fit into any space or location and designed to attract a family audience.

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The Devil With The 3 Golden Hairs

A rich mix of stories from a variety of cultures. These storytelling performances are often linked by a theme and use a range of props, puppets and masks. Lively, dramatic, interactive, able to fit into any space or location and designed to attract a family audience.

Details & Bookings

Education & Schools Posts

A Cinderella A Day – revisited

Just over a year ago the first Cinderella a day performances and workshops began ! And today the resulting exhibition of over 200 peg doll Cinderella's and other fairy tale characters comes home to the place where it all started. Hall Green Library. This is the story...
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Storytelling for Confidence

Despite a distinct lack of voice yesterday I had a wonderful time working with #story in a different way. I was at @Action4Bullying all day where we used story to explore the emotional impact of bullying and to raise confidence and self esteem. We worked with...
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HeritEdge Storytelling – Birmingham Hippodrome and Sampad

Green Mice, Dueling Doctors, A Postman Post, The Worlds Tallest Woman ! A rich mix of historical tales based on the work of Dr Chris Upton developed as part of Birmingham Hippodrome and Sampad's Arts Champions Project. The tales were told in libraries and community...
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War horse sleepover Birmingham Hippodrome

On 25th October The Patrick Centre at Birmingham Hippodrome was transformed into a trench where families were invited to spend the night and take part in WW1 inspired activities including trench art, poppy making, songs from WW1 and compositions led by Ann Jones. As...
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Our City Our Past – CBSO Heritage Storytelling.

This project went beyond the reaches of my storytelling work to incorporate sessions in banner making, mask making and mask performance. The role my storytelling work took in this project was with Merrits Brook Schools exploration of metal work and it's role and...
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The Windrush Story

Working with 30 year 6 students to interpret and create a performance built on oral history and factual information to tell the story of the passengers who traveled from the West Indies to England in 1948 For a Black History event at rookery primary school. The...
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Performances for Family Posts

Lunar Festival

I was asked to host a round the fire storytelling area at this years lunar festival and it was... On the first night myself and Sharon Carr from Bham Storytellers cafe told magical tales of ....  and on the last night i hosted a mask making tent, where young people...
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A Cinderella A Day – revisited

Just over a year ago the first Cinderella a day performances and workshops began ! And today the resulting exhibition of over 200 peg doll Cinderella's and other fairy tale characters comes home to the place where it all started. Hall Green Library. This is the story...
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Mr Fox’s Blue Bottle @ The Stagey Fox and a choice of endings

Last night Mr Fox had his first outing of the Autumn at The Stagey Fox  a wonderful theatrical bookshop  in the heart of Leamington Spa. Mr Fox was first performed back in April at Story Jam but since then he has gone back into the studio. The piece has now been...
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HeritEdge Storytelling – Birmingham Hippodrome and Sampad

Green Mice, Dueling Doctors, A Postman Post, The Worlds Tallest Woman ! A rich mix of historical tales based on the work of Dr Chris Upton developed as part of Birmingham Hippodrome and Sampad's Arts Champions Project. The tales were told in libraries and community...
Read More

War horse sleepover Birmingham Hippodrome

On 25th October The Patrick Centre at Birmingham Hippodrome was transformed into a trench where families were invited to spend the night and take part in WW1 inspired activities including trench art, poppy making, songs from WW1 and compositions led by Ann Jones. As...
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Wild goose storytelling festival

A new family friendly festival with stories and storytellers scattered around the grounds to entertain and delight !

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Midsummer Nights Dream with City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Guided by storyteller Pyn Stockman enter the world of Midsummer in this hour long interactive re telling of Shakespeare’s play.

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Performances for Adults Posts

Mr Fox’s Blue Bottle @ The Stagey Fox and a choice of endings

Last night Mr Fox had his first outing of the Autumn at The Stagey Fox  a wonderful theatrical bookshop  in the heart of Leamington Spa. Mr Fox was first performed back in April at Story Jam but since then he has gone back into the studio. The piece has now been...
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War horse sleepover Birmingham Hippodrome

On 25th October The Patrick Centre at Birmingham Hippodrome was transformed into a trench where families were invited to spend the night and take part in WW1 inspired activities including trench art, poppy making, songs from WW1 and compositions led by Ann Jones. As...
Read More

Wild goose storytelling festival

A new family friendly festival with stories and storytellers scattered around the grounds to entertain and delight !

Read More

Midsummer Nights Dream with City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Guided by storyteller Pyn Stockman enter the world of Midsummer in this hour long interactive re telling of Shakespeare’s play.

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Thank you for visiting my website. 🙂

If you would like to get in touch to book any of the work i do, or to discuss any tailor made projects, i would love to hear from you.

pynstockman at gmail dot com

All the best

Pyn 

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"Quote from someone" - CBSO

"Quote from someone else" - Hippodrome