Storytelling in Devon and Beyond


“It was a wonderful experience to be absorbed in the story and feel so many emotions as the tale unfolded”“You told St Francis’ story so simply yet it was profound beyond words, you kept us truly earthed but transported us to heaven”

 ‘ It is wonderful that Mark is bringing to life the story of one of our most beloved saints, Francis of Assisi, with sensitivity and understanding’.

Stories from the early life of the most enduring of saints. St Francis has a lot to say to us in the 21st century.  He speaks of our connection with the natural world, about greed and materialism, about the true nature of joy, about finding a path in life and giving everything to that.  I developed this performance after living close to Assisi for 2 years in the early 90s.  It was here, whilst living in a spiritual community, that I became immersed in the stories and the message of St Francis. I walked where he had walked, prayed where he had prayed and experienced my own inner joy and sense of spirit. 

The performance is just over an hour in length and  focuses on:
His childhood, the excesses of youth, his experience with war and imprisonment, inner joy, his relationship with his father, his relationship with the natural world and of course much more ........
This performance has previously shown at Cambridge Storytelling Club, Forest Row Storytelling Club, The Arts House (Forest Row), The Chapel at Shortlands College (Bromley), St Pancras Church (London), Bogan House (Totnes), Jellyfish Studios (Buckfastleigh), Buckfast Abbey, Firle Church (Sussex) and The Old School, Wimborne.