Tall Tales… for small people

Tall Tales… for small people

Produced in association with the Old Museum Arts Centre and performed in October / November 2005. Supported by BT

Tall Tales… takes place not on a stage but at the end of the telephone. Children can ring up the Tall Tales storyline and listen to one of a choice of magical stories. These tall tales are aimed at small people between 6 and 11 years old, but can be enjoyed by everyone, especially adults who refuse to get bigger.

The stories were not only available to people in the north of Ireland; they could be heard and enjoyed by people anywhere in the UK, from John O Groats to Lands End, simply by dialling the Tall Tales storyline.

Some of the stories especially selected feature Giants and Beanstalks, Princes and Paupers, Revolting Rhymes and a special nonsense section for children to tune into. Children can simply punch in the number of the story they want to hear and listen away.

Tall Tales aims to encourage children to listen to stories and then pass these tales on to their family and friends.

Cast & Crew

Directed by Rachel O’Riordan and Karl Wallace

Original cast:

Richard Dormer – reading Oscar Wilde’s The Happy Prince and The Gashlycrumb Tinies by Edward Gorey

John Hewitt – reading Oscar Wilde’s The Selfish Giant and Jack and the Beanstalk

Sheelagh O’Kane – reading Roald Dahl’s Little Red Riding Hood and Dr Seuss‘s Sleep Book by Dr Seuss

Cathy White – reading Oscar Wilde’s The Devoted Friend and The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy by Tim Burton