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.


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Upcoming events

Emily Hennessey: The Good, The Bad and The Uglier

Online via Zoom,

Emily Hennessey was kidnapped by trolls as a baby, and brought up in the Swedish forest where she learned to cook porridge, steal gold and scare children; skills which are useful to her now as a storyteller. One of her many missions in life is to teach people about trolls who are sometimes just a little […]

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05 June 2020 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Pat Renton and Claire Randles: Beneath the Waves

Online via Zoom,

Mysterious beings arise from the sea, a fisherman throws his nets endlessly into the water and a young man finds love. Meanwhile a formidable goddess of the deep rages storms across the oceans. Though many stories of the sea are full of tragedy, further beneath the waves there are glimmers of kindness, love and compassion. […]

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03 July 2020 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


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.