She speaks like a woman spitting jewels Arts Council
Xanthe Gresham summons goddesses and heroes to take centre stage, not from some long forgotten past, but emanating from here and now, you and me. She unfolds each tale like the petals of a lotus. At the end, you leave with something beautiful created in your own mind. British Theatre Review
Xanthe’s work is highly energetic and distinctive and has captivated audiences all over the world: We were enraptured! The Telegraph; Exquisite timing! The Irish Times; Held the audience in the palm of her hand! New Zealand Times.
She is currently touring the Goddess Tales, described as a series of minor miracles as she morphs from one goddess to another, performed at The Barbican, The National, Northern Stage and The Cheltenham Literature Festival.
The British Museum states that working with Xanthe ensures first rate storytelling and first rate performance that forges powerful links with listeners. Commissioned epics have toured to the Smithsonian, the Ulster Museum and the Harvard Art Gallery.
Xanthe was Storyteller in Residence for the Chelsea Physic Garden and Stoke and Staffordshire Libraries, Storyteller Educator for the Tate Gallery and is Lecturer in Drama and Storytelling at the University of East London.
Photo: Vipul Srivastav