Matthew Crampton

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Storytelling & Music Hall

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MUSIC HALL &  SINGALONG

I’ve joined forces with David Eagle of The Young’uns to perform a very silly show called MUDDLING THROUGH. It’s an antidote to the seriousness of Human Cargo and The Transports. Here’s the poster for a recent gig.












CARE HOMES & OLDER FOLK

I can arrive with my banjolele and inflict singalong, music hall, jokes and stories as you require. Sometimes people like to dance:




STORYTELLING IN SCHOOLS

Sean Cooney and I have turned The Transports into a one-hour workshop for primary schools. Suitable for all Key Stage Two - years 3, 4, 5 and 6 - we use games, songs, acting and storytelling, to take children on a journey from rural England to Australia in the 1780s.

I’m also available for solo storytelling work in schools.









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Sean and I at  Trinity C.E. Primary School in Ford, Shropshire.

John & June dance while I strum at a North London Cares tea party in Kentish Town.

STORYTELLING WITH CLASSICAL PIANO

I’m working with the fine pianist Olga Jegunova on an interesting new form of storytelling for adults and children. I tell traditional stories (well, my version of them) while Olga improvises around some great classical themes. We’ve developed a fantastic version of The Flaming Firebird and we’re now working on some other stories. I’ll have more info soon, but do get in touch if you’re interested.








I also perform music hall with the concertina genius Michael Hebbert. And I also venture out alone. Here are highlights from my solo Xmas 2016 show at Sharps Folk Club: