The Storytellers

by Brian Way


Age Advice: 5-11 Years

The Storytellers was first produced by Theatre Centre in 1955. It is a fantasy play which includes, within an original setting, adaptations of:

  • The Real Princess by Hans Anderson
  • The Giant with the Three Golden Hairs by the Brothers Grimm
  • The Elves and the Shoemaker by the Brothers Grimm
  • The Nightingale by Hans Anderson




The Real Princess: King, Queen, Prince, Lady-in-Waiting, Page, Attendants, Princess

The Giant with the Three Golden Hairs: Starlight, Edward, King, Old Woman, 1st Robber, 2nd Robber, 3rd Robber, Other Robbers, Queen, 1st Guard, 2nd Guard, 3rd Guard, Giant’s Grandmother, The Giant, Princess

The Elves and the Shoemaker: The Shoemaker, His Wife, King of the Elves, Elves

The Nightingale: The Emporer, The Lord, Chancellor, 1st Property Man, 2nd Property Man, The Nightingale, Courtier, Kitchen Maid, The Artificial Nightingale, The Watchmaker, The Doctor

Creative Team

Writer: Brian Way

The information on this page has been gathered from archive materials and is incomplete. Do you have more information about this play, or were you involved in its production? Let us know by leaving a comment below or contacting us.

A copy of the script is held by the British Library.

"Still, of course, that's only the outside, and it's not the looks that count. It's what's inside that's important. If that doesn't work then the outside might as well be an old tin can."


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