Dominic Kelly

"A master storyteller" BBC Radio

"Compelling" The Times


Dominic is a performance storyteller whose powerful and entertaining style has captivated audiences in theatres, festivals and schools across fifteen countries on three continents.

He tours performance pieces for adults and children, directs storytelling performances for major venues, and trains actors and other professionals in storytelling techniques.


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The hero light

A wild epic of Irish myth in a one-man show "★★★★★" The Cornishman "With great style, confidence and courage,he blended... stories from the Ulster Cycle into a gripping, satisfying whole. This was a rare event which fully lived up to its claim that Dominic Kelly would conjure up everything from fallen kings and warrior queens to bloody wars and beast of legendary proportions, creating a living, breathing landscape before our very eyes."

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Hero Light

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The Invisibility Hat

“Breathless and enthralling” The Hindu Captivating… consistently engaging” A Younger Theatre The Swedish forests are filled with the strangest things… When a brother and sister find an extraordinary hat, they are plunged into the world of the trolls, where things quickly spin out of control. But help sometimes comes from the most unexpected places...


The Invisibility Hat



“Compelling, funny and heartbreaking” The Times "Wickedly wonderful!" Scandalnight, Tom Thumb Theatre, Margate Harbouring deviously disguised global trickster tales and real-life story, Dominic embarks on an audacious tale of trickery and deceit; a tale where truth and hearsay, history, folktale and myth flicker like shadows in sunshine.

60 minutes. Adults and children age 11+

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Public Events

17 July:

"Trickster". The Story Forge @ The Fat Cat, Alma Street, Sheffield, UK.

14 July:

"The Big Blind" (Work in Progress Preview). Furness Traditions Festival, The Coronation Hall, Ulverston, UK.

2 June:

"The Invisibility Hat". The Bureau, Blackburn, UK.

1 June:

"The Hero Light". Word of Mouth, The Briton's Protection, Manchester, UK.

19 May:

"North Tyne Voices with Dominic Kelly & Kersti Ståbi". Nordic Voices Festival, Hexham Abbey, Hexham, Northumberland, UK.

19 May:

"The Invisibility Hat". Nordic Voices Festival, Hexham Library, Hexham, UK.



Alongside praise for his performances for school students and pupils of all ages, Dominic has won acclaim for the strength of his work helping children and young people realise their potential as storytellers, through workshops and many long and short-term projects.

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Dominic is a performance storyteller with an international reputation for dynamic, powerful and entertaining work.

Venues include The Barbican, National Theatre, Soho Theatre, Teater Pero, The Times Cheltenham Literature Festival, The British Museum and festivals around the world from India to the Arctic Circle.

He directs storytelling performances for Rikscenen, Norway's national folk arts centre and teaches storytelling at Stockholm's Royal College of Music. He has directed storytelling programmes for festivals including Litfest, Larmer Tree Festival and Solfest. He is an associate member of Fabula Storytelling company in Stockholm.

Dominic has also helped thousands of young people find their voice as storytellers, and has trained hundreds of theatre and education professionals in using storytelling in their work. He is based in the Lake District, UK and Stockholm, Sweden.

“Breathless and Enthralling” The Hindu

“Stunning” Herald & Post


For booking and further information

+44 (0)7758 704299 / +46(0)70 096 56 64