The 8th Stroud Theatre Festival (Gloucestershire UK)
Natural Verbosity
The Amphitheatre, Stratford Park, Stroud GL5 4AJ
Fri 2nd 7:30pm
Sat 3rd + Sun 4th 5pm
Chloë should be celebrating 20 years of tales. Instead she totters into her 6th decade fuelled by cake, chemotherapy, cat fur and – frankly – dragon sized grumpiness. The more she rants, the more you’ll giggle… Continuing her slightly faltering mission to boldly take story cabaret where it’s never gone before, Chloë presents an interactive wordfest of comedy and story. More or less unscripted, especially the story. That’s where you come in…
💐 Ticket £6 and full festival line-up here.
Free parking at Stratford Park Leisure Centre
🌟 Stroudie Special ticket 6 shows for the price of 5. More than 20 shows to delight and provoke, all carefully Covid conscious.

Chloe the Storyteller

22nd – Hallowe’en Tales for Mamble WI
26th – Hallowe’en Tales for Rosebank Care Home

TBC 29th 11:30am – Tales of Light for Discover DeCrypt (St Mary DeCrypt church, Gloucester) family storytelling

31st – Family Hallowe’en Tales and ScaryTales adults’ story cabaret, Cranham Village Hall private event.

What happened in 2019

Saturday 5th : LitCrawl night at Cheltenham Literature Festival
Space Aliens Ate My StoryLogo for Cheltenham Literature Festival 2019 LitCrawl night
Warping tradition, beaming you up to the outrageous, original and otherworldly. From elves to UFOs, we have lift off for the first phase of Midnight Storytellers’ 20th anniversary touring show.
👽 Cheltenham Library 5pm. SOLD OUT.

Friday 18th : New Bohemians @ Charlton Kings
deepspaceworks arts centre, 11 Hamilton St, Cheltenham GL53 8HN
Hallowe’en Evening 7:30pm
With a twist of phrase and voice pre-set to spooky, Chloë of the Midnight Storytellers joins the line-up of poets and musicians. She mixes chills and thrills in her short set of story cabaret.

Monday 28th, Tuesday 29th : Museum of the Moon
Glowing pale blue and grey, Luke Jerram's huge moon artwork hangs in golden light in the nave of a vast cathedral.Gloucester Cathedral
Tales under the Moon 11:30am, 12:30, 2pm FREE
The nave of Gloucester Cathedral hosts Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon. In its blue-silver glow, Chloë entertains all ages with fabulous traditional and original stories. From the thrilling adventure of The Boy Who Saved The Moon in Somerset, to Silver Moon of Thailand, these tales are packed with magic, dragons and fantasy from around the world.

30th – Spooky Tales for Rosebank Care Home, Oxfordshire

Thursday 31st  2:15pm
Spinetingling Tales FREE ‘Cake & Tales’ family storytelling continues at Discover DeCrypt
Southgate Street, Gloucester GL1 1TP 
Spooky + funny traditional stories from around the world. The devil is defeated, bad people come to satisfyingly crunchy ends… Stories for All Hallows Eve, ideal for age 8+, all welcome.

Image of big book with pages ruffling, surrounded by magical sparkles and green light

What happened in 2018

4th – ScaryTales for Callow End WI, Worcestershire

Saturday 6th at 6pm Tales of Lust & Chocolate FREE SHOW 
for the LitCrawl night at Cheltenham Literature Festival*
Kindess & Co Café, Cheltenham GL50 3JS
Fresh from the delicious new album – forbidden desire, spicy romance, pure greed! Join Chloë of the Midnight Storytellers for a feel-good assortment of lightly spiced stories. From passionate porcelain to dangerous delights, plus the Japanese strip tease that saved the world. No scripts, no books – this is live, hot off the tongue story cabaret. Naughty but never blue!
Flyer for Tales of Lust & Chocolate 6 Oct 2018 6pm

8th – Dragon Day for Naunton Park Primary School, Cheltenham. Yet another hatchling has taken refuge in the boiler room. Agent Green, the world’s only living Dragon Whisperer, gives Year 3 a crash course in the Care & Maintenance of Dragons, so they can write a Care Plan for their sizzling visitor!

13th – Dragon Tales party for 8 year old dragon crazy girl, Gloucestershire

30th – Hallowe’en yarns for Rosebank Care Home, Churchfields Care Home (Oxfordshire)

What happened in 2017

10th – DRAGON DAY at Naunton Park School, Cheltenham. The world’s only living Dragon Whisperer helps Year 3 deal with another escaped hatchling…

 Wednesday 25th  3pm  Hallowe’en Tea & ScaryTales (family performance)
The Old Swan & Minster Mill OX29 0RN
It’s the perfect setting for storytelling: a crackling fire on the hearth, comfy armchairs and a scrumptious tea. With fizz for the grown ups!
Chloë dares you to be ever so gently scared. Magical cats, a ravening monster (well bamboozled…) and trees with minds of their own. It’s spine tingling stuff – plenty of giggles, gasps and galloping adventure. Perfect for older children. Adults will also be thoroughly entertained.

31st – Hallowe’en yarns for Rosebank Care Home, Churchfields Care Home, Oxfordshire.

What happened in 2016

Bridgwater Arts Centre celebrates 70 : special commission bac-logo-small
Shifting Times
Celebrating the history and mysteries of Bridgwater Arts Centre
11-13 Castle St, Bridgwater  TA6 3DD
Friday 7th @ 11am + 2pm Easy access / Schools performances
Saturday 8th @ 3pm + 8pm, Sunday 9th @ 2pm + 7pm
Who was the weird old woman in the red dressing gown? Who nearly shot Oliver Cromwell? Is there zummat nasty in the cellar? Discover Bridgwater Arts Centre’s punk rock past and more, in an immersive theatre performance of stories and music. Devised and led by Beth Webb with Chloë.

11th  ScaryTales for Poulton WI
12th  Return of the Dragon Whisperer for Naunton Park School, Cheltenham
13th  Lost Legends of Britain for Westgate House care home, Wallingford

Saturday 15th  THE BIG DRAGON DRAW
Middleton Cheney Library OxfordshireDragonDraw151016jpg
10:30am and 2pm Dragon Tales To Start Art with drawing, collage + masks, ages 6–14 guided by Agent Green the world’s only living Dragon Whisperer. Materials provided.

Saturday 22nd All day stories at Bridgwater Arts Centre Birthday Bonanza

Sunday 23rd  7.40pm Tales of Lust & Cider
for ARTJAM day at Gloucester OxJam 
Dick Whittington pub, Gloucester GL1 2PE
Drunken excess, strange passions and chubby nudity – and that’s just Chloë’s stories! NOT kiddy storytelling !
Ticket £3   * All artists are donating their work today*

Chloe of the Midnight Storytellers as Corvidia NightshadeMonday 24th – Sunday 30th HALF TERM
Nightshade‘s Week of Hallowe’en ScaryTales

HALLOWEEK at Sudeley Castle
Winchcombe near Cheltenham GL54 5JD
Corvidia Nightshade, Un-Wisewoman of the Woods, treats you to her most haunting fables
*  Shows 11.30am and 12.30 lunchtime Monday–Saturday
*  Sunday (tbc) 11am, 12.30, 2pm, 3pm

What happened in 2015

Tuesday 6th – 7.30pm Tales of Mystery & Mischief for Stow on the Wold WI

Wednesday 28th Myths & Legends Family Festival at The Courtyard
Edgar St, Hereford HR4 9JR                              
Agent Green the Dragon Whisperer makes a flying visit to Hereford’s much loved theatre, to train apprentices for DCHQ and help the Youth Theatre group sort out Maud’s Dragon.
* Masterclass in the Care & Training of Dragons : Hot tips on feeding, grooming and veterinary care, and why dragon slaying is so last millennium…
* Agent Green will also attend the re-enactment of Maud’s Dragon – and will intervene where necessary!

30th – ScaryTales for Rosebank Care Home, Bampton
31st – ScaryTales for private party, Somerset

What happened in 2014

Sunday 12th 4pm
Afternoon Tea & Tales at The Burrow Café
Sheep St, Stow on the Wold
Hallowe’en themed
ScaryTales served with coffee/tea and home made cake. Discover the spooky story heritage of the Cotswolds and far beyond.
·   Your cuppa and cake cost around £5
·   Storytelling:  Pay only what you think the show is worth!
Tel 01451 831 384

22nd   Dragon Day for Wychwood primary school

Thursday 30th  6pm  Hallowe’en High Tea at The Enchanted Tea Room
89 High St, Off Grosvenor Terrace, Cheltenham GL50 1DU
· 8 tempting (but light!) courses served on fine vintage china, amid vintage chic
· Hallowe’en themed Story Cabaret with doomed highwaymen, Japanese demons, Venetian revenge and more. Mild adult references and horror; not suitable for under 12s
£18 per person

Friday 31st
Haunted Half Term at Sudeley Castle
Winchcombe near Cheltenham GL54 5JD
* Family storytelling on Friday only, Hallowe’en theme
11am, 12.30, 1.30pm, 2.30pm for age 7+
Stepping out in my witchiest costume telling tales of delightfully dim monsters, gentle ghosts and brave black cats.

What happened in 2013

1st – ScaryTales for Fairford U3A
2nd – Lost Legends of Britain for Gloucester Literary Lunch Club
15th – ScaryTales for Abingdon WI
25th-26th Welsh town hires Dragon Whisperer! – Agent Green the Dragon Whisperer makes a flying visit to SPREAD THE WORD festival in Merthyr Tydfil
Wed 30th – Dragon Tales adult edition for B & M’s wedding
31st 11am-3pm Hallowe’en at Sudeley Castle …Half Term family fun… Agent Green’s DRAGON CLINIC – Dragon Tales – bring your dragon for a unique health check and get prescriptions for FireSneezles, Grumps, Deadly StinkBreath and worse!
31st – After Dark Tales : Hallowe’en Story Supper, Chedworth Farm Shop Café. Award winning Farm Shop serves 2 hearty, home cooked courses plus tea/coffee. Chloë’s spooky yarns bring thrills, chills and twisted laughter; designed to entertain adults.

What happened in 2012

WORDS ON THE SIDE Independent Literature Fringe Festival at Cheltenham
The Strand, High St, Cheltenham – All events FREE ENTRY

* Tuesday 9th  The Devil, the Farmer & the Garden Designers
Story cabaret featuring tales of cunning Cotswold women, useless highwaymen and even a London banker you might quite like!
– Suitable for adults and bold children (mild adult references) but not for toddlers.

* Wednesday 10th  Lost Legends of Britain
Thrilling story cabaret featuring Scottish love tragedy and wild Welsh magic, vivid yarns of marsh and mountain, and Chloë’s signature piece ‘The Legend of the Rollright Stones’
– Suitable for adults and bold children (moderate adult references) but not for under 6s.

* Thursday 11th  Lost Legends of Britain (2)
From 13 years of story cabaret shows, Chloë offers more high energy, unscripted entertainment. Vivid yarns of marsh and mountain, Sir Gawain of the Round Table in rare trouble, or – if she didn’t do it yesterday – Chloë’s signature piece ‘The Legend of the Rollright Stones’
– Suitable for adults and bold children (moderate adult references) but not for under 6s.

* Friday 12th  Dragon Tales
Adventure stories for children 7+ and fantasy fans of all ages, told off the glitteringly sequinned cuff! Meet Agent Green, the last Dragon Whisperer! From fortune seeking in Ireland to a Caribbean island too scary even for pirates, here be dragons who are delightful, dangerous or just downright daft!

* Saturday 13th  Dragon Tales
Your last chance to catch draconics expert Agent Green of Dragon Conservation Headquarters on her flying visit to Cheltenham.

Wednesday 31st – Hallowe’en Tales for an Irish bistro in Birmingham

What happened in 2011

5th – DRAGON TALES : Children’s Book Week show. Agent Green the draconics expert from DCHQ returns to Touchwood Shopping Centre to entertain invited audiences (Solihull)
7th – STORY RAID for Hamstead Primary School, Gloucester. Three crazy characters ‘interrupt’ classes to tell stories, inspire imaginations and support literacy
12th – Festive Fables & Other Tales for Longlevens WI (Gloucs)
15th – ScaryTales + Native American legends for a pre-teen birthday party (Gloucs)
19th 8am Morning Show guest on Radio Winchcombe
27th – Beechwood Shopping Centre, Cheltenham 10.30am – 3.30pm SCARYTALES for Hallowe’en + DRAGON TALES from ‘Agent Green’ draconics expert at DCHQ
28th – Electric Tales: Hallowe’en Edition  for Chesterfield Central Library (lecture theatre) Family entertainment for age 9+ From witches and werewolves to UFOs and modern dragons. A Chesterfield Arts & Markets Festival event

What happened in 2010

5th – Tales of Lust & Chocolate Dolmen Theatre foyer, Newport (Wales). Chloë brings her popular show to the afternoon ‘Tea for Two’ club. Unscripted stories of doomed desire, frivolous flirtation and true love – all served up with a nice cuppa!

9th – Electric Tales for Cheltenham Literature Festival. Chloë celebrates 10 years of occasional appearances at the UK’s top litfest with a sizzling set of stories, wrapped in experimental sounds from her new toys… Street performance for Voices Off programme.

11th – ScaryTales for Hartlebury WI Group rally (Worcs.)
16th – ‘Agent Green, Draconics Expert from GCHQ’, brings ScaryTales to a birthday party in Cheltenham
28th – Gloucestershire Theatre Network showcase event

29th – Gorgeous & Gory Tales of Old Gloucestershire, Cirencester Library, Gloucestershire. Spooky Hallowe’en tales for children age 8+ and adults. FREE SHOW.
♦ Funded by Bingham Library Trustees. Part of Cirencester Library’s HALF TERM HISTORY FUN

30th – ScaryTales to Start Art – New Brewery Arts, Cirencester, Gloucestershire. Family fun Hallowe’en workshop 10.30am – 12.30. Drawing, painting and/or making Hallowe’en masks that capture the images from Chloë’s tales. For age 5+ with adults.

30th – Voice of Darkness Hallowe’en themed Story Cabaret for adults. New Brewery Arts, Cirencester, Gloucestershire. Truth and fantasy meet in shadow. A night of stories drawn from the dark side of Chloë’s repertoire. Contains mild adult references and some disturbing material. Not suitable for under 12s

31st – Family ScaryTales for residents’ association and university students in Cheltenham

What happened in 2009…

1st – Legends of Britain & Beyond for Older People’s Day: Minchinhampton Library Club + Black Elders Day Centre, Gloucester
21st – Tales of Love & Chocolate for Little Witley WI, Worcestershire
23rd + 24th  Half Term Fun ‘ScaryTales’ at Avebury Manor & Garden NT (in the Dovecote). Spooky yarns for all the family at the World Heritage Site
28th – Tales from the Woman In Black for Charn WI Group at Challow Village Hall, Oxfordshire
30th – Children’s FREE spooky fun evening at Hatherley Park, Cheltenham: ScaryTales shows 6.30pm + 7.20pm

31st – Hallowe’en Spooktacular New Brewery Arts, Cirencester
► 10-11.30am A Word in your Eye: Stories to Start Art spooky fun version Family workshop.
► 7.45pm  Electric Tales – Halloween Special   SOLD OUT
Boldly taking performance storytelling where it’s never gone before… Not suitable for under 12s. Discover the dark side of spoken word entertainment.

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