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 Big Blind

The Big Blind

A boy stands on a lakeshore. Behind him is all he’s ever known. Ahead: a chance for love but a rather higher chance of death.

He’s had a happy life, and a sheltered one. But his father gambled away that life, the debt cannot be paid in money and it won’t be his father who pays. Childhood is over…


The Big Blind

The invisibility hat

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...


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Hero lights storytelling

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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The Devil's Purse

”The story was really gripping & the music was amazing.” Audience feedback, Soho Theatre Come for a wild journey into the bewildering world of The Other People. A traveller finds help in the mist, a drinker discovers a magic purse and a mother worries her child is wasting away. But they're all in for surprises, for nothing is as it seems...

50/35 minutes. Adults & children 9+

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The Devil's Purse



“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


In rehearsals for new shows.

15 November:

‘The Big Blind’ Litfest, The Storey, Lancaster

17 November:

‘The Big Blind’ The Bureau, Blackburn

18 November:

‘The Gift’ Stanton Bridge, Cumbria

24 November:

The Invisibility Hat Settle Stories, Settle, Yorkshire

1 December:

The Big Blind Riksscenen, Oslo, Norway

2 December:

Trickster Oslo Storytelling Café, Norway

15 – 27 January:

The Big Blind UK tour. Full details to follow.



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