Quill & Inkling

Theatre Company

Our aim is very simple: to provide exciting theatrical experiences.

We are passionate that theatre has something to offer to everyone, and we wish to make our productions and projects accessible to as many people as possible by taking them out to rural communities as well as more established venues.

Through being creative with our resources and establishing effective partnerships in the public and private sectors we wish to keep prices affordable to all. By embracing the theatrical experience we hope to enthuse young and old alike with dynamic retellings of classic tales as well as bringing exciting new writing to life. 

The StoryChest

Great storytelling with a good dash of humour
— @jesskinnersley
Performing at Warkworth Castle during their Myths & Legends Season, English Heritage, Summer 2017

Performing at Warkworth Castle during their Myths & Legends Season, English Heritage, Summer 2017

Introducing our story chest!

For our first ever project we developed our story chest, which is a lovely old Victorian travelling chest. Whenever we open it….Magic happens! Or rather stories, which we think are pretty much the same thing.

Everything for the tale comes out of the chest, whether a burst of flame, a magic wand, or a dragon! At Quill And Inkling we like to utilise masks, puppets and the occasional bout of sword play to give a memorable and magical story to our audiences.

A brilliantly entertaining performance
— @katiekiwi123

Would your like to book a visit from our story chest?

Our shows are very simple to set up, each story lasting approximately twenty minutes. Two actors will engage with the audience and immerse them within the tale, making the format appropriate for family audiences.

We are very flexible with travel and are happy to work around the country. With some notice we can even research stories from a local area to perform. We will always do our best to make the performances relevant to the area.

In between shows we can provide workshops and events. Masks, sword fighting and  create your own story, are some of the workshops we can provide. If you have a specific idea in mind let us know and we shall strive to give you a full and varied programme. Please contact us for more details!

fantastic storytelling... we loved it
— @karenthegeordie