A Bit Crack Storytelling promotes and celebrates oral storytelling for adult audiences in the north-east of England. Run by storytellers Chris Bostock, Malcolm Green, Claire Randles and Pat Renton to share our delight in stories. Through regular storytelling events, projects and workshops we create platforms for audiences to enjoy the wonder of listening to a story well told.

Upcoming events

Kerima Mohideen: If The Trees Could Speak

Cobalt Studio, 10-16 Boyd St
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 1AP United Kingdom
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Tales of Epic struggles in the Dandaka Forest The Ramayana is one of India`s great epic tales and widely known throughout South Asia. However, is this story as it is traditionally told, all there is to tell?  Who were the demons?  What was the war really about?  Where are the women`s voices? The Dandaka Forest […]

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06 September 2019

To Dream The Impossible Dream

Chris Bostock speaks in stories. From Thor’s trails in the land of the Giants to Perseus pursuing his lofty goals -  from Percival’s pursuit of the Holy Grail to Coyote’s search in the land of the Dead, there are hero’s reaching out to fulfil their dreams. What were they and what are we seeking? - […]

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04 October 2019


With Chris Bostock

Northern Stage
Newcastle upon Tyne

Join Chris Bostock, The Storyteller, on the first Saturday of the month to hear some of the stories he has collected from all around the world. Be ready to travel to the bottom of the sea or even to the stars, to meet interesting people, wonderful animals and see extraordinary sights.

Recommended Age: Children aged 4-8 and their families
Advance tickets available from Northern Stage


Northern Stage is fully accessible. The theatre has three lifts providing access to all parts of the building, including the accessible toilets, baby changing facilities, stages 2 & 3 and the backstage area. Buggy parking is available within Stage 3. To discuss any access needs, please call the Box Office on 0191 230 5151.


Film report of Tales of the Forgotten North

Here is our final film report for Tales of the Forgotten North. This film gives you an overview of our two years spent exploring Northumberland and the North Pennines, digging deep into the earths history and uncovering new stories shared along the way. For more in depth films of each year of our journey take a look at Dreaming the Land 2013 and 2014.



News from A Bit Crack Tellers

Northumberland Folk Tales by Malcolm Green

With illustrations by Rachel Edwards, this book brings to life the rich history of Northumberland Folk Tales.
More information here.