London to me has always been a magical city full of stories. I am inspired as much by the possible mythical origins of the city as I am by the writers and artists who have lived here.

 

I have researched and performed many London-specific stories on subjects that may have been overlooked or forgotten, such as pavement artists, menagerie owners and unusual buildings.

Stories have ranged from the forgotten history behind the city's first pavements and traffic lights to the poignant tale of the creation of Trafalgar Square's lions, from the stories of the Irish Giant, the Feejee Mermaid and Spring-Healed Jack to the rare sightings of the Brentford Griffin and the ghost chicken haunting Highgate's Pond Square.

Iconic London places where I have told stories include Covent Garden Market, the Royal Albert Hall, Keats' House, Turner's House, the Tower of London and Kenwood House. I have also performed in libraries across London, in the boroughs of Hackney, Hammersmith & Fulham, Lambeth, Southwark, Tower Hamlets and Westminster.

I was commissioned to research and devise a series of stories for children which related to different rooms of the Charles Dickens Museum. These can now be heard as part of the museum's audio tour. One of these stories can be listened to here: