John Brolly – Storyteller
John Brolly is a storyteller, actor and director. Locally John’s name is linked most frequently with youth theatre schools, workshops and one man theatre tours but he has worked extensively performing at corporate entertainment events across the world and has appeared in a range of film and television programmes, including taking a leading role in BBC 2’s Bafta winning Doubletake. Much of his directing work has involved both devised and site specific pieces and he is passionate about maintaining and extending the art of storytelling and live performance as a relevant and essential part of modern society.
John tells an eclectic mix of his own original tales and those that have been passed down over the generations, drawing equally from local traditions and far flung and exotic lands. His unique interactive style can make the listener part of the story and you are left in no doubt that each new telling is a version that has never been heard before.
John Brolly specialises in storytelling for all age groups, from Pre-school to Pensioner. He is currently storyteller in residence at St Levan School’s parent and child group. As a professional actor and director he can turn a simple idea into an epic performance involving a whole school but at the same time reducing the most complex of tales to its simplest basic human emotions.
In John’s hands storytelling is not a passive art form; it spirals into a dynamic experience of music, drama and dance.