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"Ssh, Listen!

Do You Hear The Stories Whispering?"



I’m Hannah Brailsford and I’m a professional storyteller & drama practitioner based in Essex passionate about engaging and inspiring children and families through stories.

I have twenty-five years experience as both a drama educator and storyteller supporting oracy in education and the wider community.


I use traditional stories, folk & fairy tales, myths and legends from around the world to inspire and ignite imaginations and nurture the next generation of storytellers and creators.


With the assistance of my storytelling elf Oakley and her friends from the Story Wood, my sessions are both inclusive and interactive.

I have an enhanced DBS and public liability insurance and I'm a member of both Equity, The Society for Storytelling, UKLA and The National Literacy Trust.

"Wherever she goes, Hannah lifts the soul with her unique brand of storytelling and infectious joy for her craft."

Jacqson Diego Story Emporium


Storytelling for

Early Years 

KS1 & KS2

& SEN 


 Storytelling for

Festivals, Organisations

& Venues. 


Storytelling for

Special Occasions

To play, press and hold the enter key. To stop, release the enter key.


Thorpe Hall School

Thank you for a fantastic session. The children didn't stop talking about it and asked if it was taking place every week.

The Redbridge Storytelling Festival

“Lots of transfixed children as the

brilliant storyteller Hannah Brailsford performed stories taken from her very

large hat!” 

Southend Theatres

Christmas Tales Attendee

What a magical festive treat for the kids. They were mesmerised!



Friday 30th April at 6pm.

Oakley and a host of puppet pals will be telling stories for the children's night at The World Storytelling Cafe.

Follow this link to join:

Saturday 1st May 2021 at 4pm.

Oakley and I are excited to be appearing  virtually at The Galway Theatre Festival.

For information on how you can join us via zoom visit