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.

Speaks like a woman spitting jewels
Arts Council of England

We were enraptured
The Telegraph

Exquisite timing
The Times

Gresham is a truly great storyteller who unwraps each story like the petals of a lotus flower
British Theatre Review

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Xanthe is Storyteller in Residence for Hastings funded by 18 hours

Cassandra by Xanthe Gresham Knight

BBC Short Works Podcast

Acclaimed storyteller Xanthe Gresham Knight performs her specially commissioned and beguiling tale about the god Apollo who is in changed circumstances in contemporary Britain. Here he reflects on love, loss and making amends.

Author and international storyteller Xanthe Gresham Knight, has performed at Cheltenham and Hay Literature Festivals, the Barbican, the National, Northern Stage, toured India with the British Council and storytelling festivals internationally. She has been Storyteller in Residence for Harvard University, the Chelsea Physic Garden, Stoke and Staffordshire Libraries, Hastings 18 Hours and Psychologies Magazine. She performs regularly at The British Museum and The Smithsonian Washington. Her latest book Goddesses and Heroines is forthcoming.

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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.

Speaks like a woman spitting jewels
Arts Council of England

We were enraptured
The Telegraph

Exquisite timing
The Times

Gresham is a truly great storyteller who unwraps each story like the petals of a lotus flower
British Theatre Review

Sign up HERE to receive an occasional newsletter with news and information about performances.

Xanthe is Storyteller in Residence for Hastings funded by 18 hours

Cassandra by Xanthe Gresham Knight

BBC Short Works Podcast

Acclaimed storyteller Xanthe Gresham Knight performs her specially commissioned and beguiling tale about the god Apollo who is in changed circumstances in contemporary Britain. Here he reflects on love, loss and making amends.

Author and international storyteller Xanthe Gresham Knight, has performed at Cheltenham and Hay Literature Festivals, the Barbican, the National, Northern Stage, toured India with the British Council and storytelling festivals internationally. She has been Storyteller in Residence for Harvard University, the Chelsea Physic Garden, Stoke and Staffordshire Libraries, Hastings 18 Hours and Psychologies Magazine. She performs regularly at The British Museum and The Smithsonian Washington. Her latest book Goddesses and Heroines is forthcoming.

Listen here