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1-10 October 2011 • Leicester Square Theatre


Closing Night Gala

The London Storytelling Festival closes with its biggest show - a wonderful evening's entertainment featuring some top names. New acts are being added all the time, but here are just some of the people you can look forward to hearing from...

Harry Shearer

From his hilarious turn as Derek Smalls in This Is Spinal Tap to his versatile voice performances on The Simpsons, Harry Shearer is one of America's most talented and in-demand actors. He is also a writer, musician, radio host and director of The Big Uneasy, a film about the effects of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans. Harry's site

Mark Thomas

One of the UK's most exciting stand-up comedians, Mark is a founder member of The Comedy Store's innovative Cutting Edge show and was the star of Channel 4's The Mark Thomas Comedy Product. His show Walking The Wall recounts his experiences rambling in the Middle East. Mark's site.

Judith Owen

Singer-songwriter Judith has recorded six albums and has recently been touring the UK with Ruby Wax in their show Losing It which traces Ruby's experiences with depression through wit, story and music. Judith's site

Phil Kay

Freewheeling improvisational comedian Phil Kay won So You Think You're Funny in 1989 and the prestigious Perrier Award in Edinburgh in 1993. He is constantly in demand as a comedy writer and comedian, and often found at the Melbourne and Adelaide comedy festivals among many others. Phil's site

Will Hodgkinson

Will Hodgkinson is the rock and pop critic for The Times. He is the author of Guitar Man, Song Man and The Ballad Of Britain. Will's site

Martin Dockery

Martin is a playwright and actor and a frequent performer in New York’s storytelling scene. Over the past three years, he’s created five monologues and one play, performing them across North America and Australia. Three of Martin's full-length pieces are being presented at The London Storytelling Festival. Martin's site

Deborah Frances-White

Writer, comedian, improviser, executive coach and corporate speaker, Deborah is producing The London Storytelling Festival and co-hosting the gala. Deborah's stand-up show How To Get Almost Anyone To Want To Sleep With You returns to the Leicester Square Theatre almost as soon as the festival finishes. Read Deborah's thoughts about storytelling.

Sarah Bennetto

Sarah is a stand-up comedian, and host and narrator of Storytellers' Club. Her charming style can regularly be seen at comedy and music festivals around the world and she is artistic director of The London Storytelling Festival and co-host of the gala. Read Sarah's thoughts about storytelling.

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