I am a storyteller, writer and singer. My work is sometimes light … and sometimes serious.
‘A compelling storyteller’ 5 stars, The Guardian
‘Matthew Crampton has a great voice that entices and explains. He pulls in the audience like a magical toyshop owner. He has some joy and sorrow that he cannot keep to himself.’ Folk Phenomena
Look out for Strawberry Joe. Stories about a flying elephant who lives in my garden.
My co-adaptation of Peter Bellamy’s ballad opera The Transports toured in 2018 and 2017; it was the evening concert on BBC Radio 3 – and there’s an album too! Recent high profile shows include Human Cargo, which toured nationally, and Living by the Sea.
Human Cargo: songs & stories of emigration, slavery & transportation is my third book, following The Trebor Story and Tales from the Angler’s Retreat.