Epic Tales


Epic Tales exists to share the power of oral storytelling and folklore with all ages everywhere, and inspire the creativity of our audiences. It is the trading name of Chip Colquhoun, whose storytelling partnerships have bred creative projects in 8 different countries – including 5 UK theatre tours, 4 of which received funding from Grants for the Arts. Chip is also the face of the Oxford Reading Tree, having appeared in storytelling videos freely available at the Oxford Owl website. Epic Tales is also a leading provider of storytelling workshops for schools, having produced the the EU guide to using storytelling in the classroom and developed a research project into the educational benefits of storytelling being monitored by the Department for Education (currently ongoing). But it runs workshops outside of schools too, developing the imaginations and public-speaking skills of students, teachers, vicars, marketing execs, and many others. From festivals to museums, with ballads to ventriloquism sketches, Epic Tales has put a smile on tens of thousands of faces worldwide. Notable partners include BAFTA, the Roald Dahl Museum, and the National Literacy Trust.


  • Drama
  • Mixed Media
  • Musical Theatre
  • Puppetry


  • Community
  • Disability
  • New Writing
  • Rural Touring
  • Site Specific
  • Street Arts
  • Theatre in Health
  • Young Peoples

Organisation Type

  • touring
  • venue