Tag Archives: Aleksandr Afanas’ev

Who owns a story? A discussion between Sally Pomme Clayton and Laura Simms

I have been working on my new show The Magician’s Apprentice and will be performing it again at a private party in a couple of weeks. Within it is long Russian fairytale ‘Elena the Wise’. I’ve been working on this story for the last year, and it turns out that my good friend, and wonderful […]

Finding your own story

Finding a story you believe in, is a work in itself. It can be, and perhaps should be, demanding. Sometimes it’s like searching for the ¬†impossible ‘Soria Moria Castle’! ¬†Remembering tales you heard as a child, scouring bookshops, talking to people, researching in libraries, visiting galleries, travelling, are all ways of finding a story. Librarian […]