Xanthe Gresham Knight is a performance storyteller of world renown. Author of ‘Goddesses and Heroines’ with Thames and Hudson, she has created a variety of shows celebrating the feminine divine including ‘Cassandra’ for Radio 4, ‘Morgana Le Fey’ for The Cheltenham Literature Festival and ‘Isis and Hecate’ for the Barbican. She has performed extensively with The Crick Crack Club and the Goddess Tales were funded by the Arts Council of England.

Xanthe’s work with the Iranian epic ‘ Shahnameh’ with Arash Moradi has toured internationally and nationally with Adverse Camber Productions. Xanthe has received major commissions and honorariums from the British Museum and the Smithsonian Institute. She has been Storyteller in Residence for Harvard University, The Blanton Museum Texas, Psychologies Magazine, The Chelsea Physic Garden, Stoke and Staffordshire Libraries and 18 Hours Hastings. Xanthe worked as a Senior Lecturer in Drama and Storytelling for the University of East London for 17 years and works with Everyday Magic in London schools. She lives in Brighton with her husband and step-daughter and co-hosts LunarSea Storytelling Club with Fleur Hemmings.

NEWLive Zoom event for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art

…the storyteller…  an array of props… a fine narrative lucidity… one of the best instances of immersive theatre I’ve seen in ages
Michael Coveney

With a few props, exquisite timing, just enough movement, a few rhythmic repetitions and some audience participation, stories from various cultures were brought to life to beautiful effect.
Harry Brown – The Irish Times

…flying carpets, ghosts and wonderful tales of romance….
Nancy Groves The Independent

Last weekend I took my four children to the British museum where an actress brought the Epic of Gilgamesh to life.  Leo aged 4 was chosen to play the part of the wild man, Tycho, aged 9 was fascinated by the cuneiform even little Agatha who is only one was silent and hardly wriggled.  We were enchanted.
Daniel Johnson – The Telegraph.

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Xanthe is Storyteller in Residence for Hastings funded by 18 hours

Xanthe Gresham Knight is a performance storyteller of world renown. Author of ‘Goddesses and Heroines’ with Thames and Hudson, she has created a variety of shows celebrating the feminine divine including ‘Cassandra’ for Radio 4, ‘Morgana Le Fey’ for The Cheltenham Literature Festival and ‘Isis and Hecate’ for the Barbican. She has performed extensively with The Crick Crack Club and the Goddess Tales were funded by the Arts Council of England.

Xanthe’s work with the Iranian epic ‘ Shahnameh’ with Arash Moradi has toured internationally and nationally with Adverse Camber Productions. Xanthe has received major commissions and honorariums from the British Museum and the Smithsonian Institute. She has been Storyteller in Residence for Harvard University, The Blanton Museum Texas, Psychologies Magazine, The Chelsea Physic Garden, Stoke and Staffordshire Libraries and 18 Hours Hastings. Xanthe worked as a Senior Lecturer in Drama and Storytelling for the University of East London for 17 years and works with Everyday Magic in London schools. She lives in Brighton with her husband and step-daughter and co-hosts LunarSea Storytelling Club with Fleur Hemmings.

NEWLive Zoom event for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art

…the storyteller…  an array of props… a fine narrative lucidity… one of the best instances of immersive theatre I’ve seen in ages
Michael Coveney

With a few props, exquisite timing, just enough movement, a few rhythmic repetitions and some audience participation, stories from various cultures were brought to life to beautiful effect.
Harry Brown – The Irish Times

…flying carpets, ghosts and wonderful tales of romance….
Nancy Groves The Independent

Last weekend I took my four children to the British museum where an actress brought the Epic of Gilgamesh to life.  Leo aged 4 was chosen to play the part of the wild man, Tycho, aged 9 was fascinated by the cuneiform even little Agatha who is only one was silent and hardly wriggled.  We were enchanted.
Daniel Johnson – The Telegraph.

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Xanthe is Storyteller in Residence for Hastings funded by 18 hours