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Badman, Stephen

Chestnut Cottage, Chapel Lane,

Croesyceiliog, Cwmbran NP44 2PN

tel. (01633) 484174

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Storyteller, actor, writer and translator

Born in Blaenavon 1948. Studied English, Speech and Drama at the Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama and was Tutor/Director at the Gwent Young People’s Theatre (1975 – 2011) when he retired through ill health. Storyteller and performer with Tall Tales (1990 – 2011). Stephen, a Danish speaker, translates from the collections of various Danish folklorists and is currently working on a translation of Evald Tang Kristensen’s Skæmtsomme eventyr (trickster tales).

Herbert, John

13 Shaw Grove, Newport. NP20 3JR.

tel. (01633) 259671


John was born in Newport in 1948. He qualified as a teacher of English and Drama in 1972. During his time as a teacher, John adapted five novels for performance in schools. After teaching for thirty years in secondary schools, he left the profession to work as a storyteller with Tall Tales. Since Stephen’s retirement in 2011, John has taken over the role of principal storyteller. John edits Tall Tales publications.

Nancy Berry


Nancy is an illustrator and community artist born in Pontypool, South Wales. She studied for her degree in Herefordshire at a specialist art college and found a passion for using her artistic skills with local children through a charity organisation. Nancy focuses her work on photograms and paper cut outs, as well as traditional pen and ink sketches. After travelling around the world Nancy is now studying for a masters degree in working for children and young people. She hopes that the future will allow her to show children in Wales and other countries the fun and fulfilment being creative can instil in us all.

John Herbert
Stephen Badman
Nancy Berry