Membership: Individual Artists
Number of shows
Gav Cross: Storyteller
Stories for Festivals, Theatres, Libraries, Parks, Zoos, Art Galleries, Schools or Museums!
Stories need to be told. And they want to be listened too.
Everything we do is Storytelling.
Always entertaining, tales told with a twist.
Focused on enthralling and involving the audience.
Silly stories that guarantee a giggle.
Traditional tales told from a new point of view.
Folk Tales, from around the world.
Brand new stories, found together, to meet your needs.
I am a storyteller that enjoys the rough cut and thrust of speaking into the faces of family friendly (or even unfriendly) audiences.
Scratch the surface of all the tales we have heard since childhood and we find they are dark, nasty and full of dubious intention...
A slight twist reveals the terrible, the silly and the downright incredible ’truths’ hidden in plain sight.
I like to find the nonsense in the seemingly ordinary and the chaos in the calm. I tells stories that hopefully trigger giggles and gasps, with the added risk of ruining your childhood forever…
I am developing my shows into flexible stand up Storytelling:
"Traditional Tales with a Twist!”
Gav Cross delivers silly stories that guarantee a giggle, traditional tales told from a new point of view and folk tales from around the world.
Family Friendly but 4+ suggested.
"Twisted Tales for Terrible Children…”
Scratch the surface of all the tales we have heard since childhood and we find they are dark, nasty and full of dubious intention… A slight twist reveals the terrible, the silly and the downright incredible ’truths’ hidden in plain sight.
Gav Cross: Storyteller; Show Off and Chief Idiocy Wrangler for Funny Looking Kids: Comedy Club – brings these old fables to life again vividly. You’ll have heard these stories before but not told this way!
An hour of nonsense and nastiness that will trigger giggles and gasps, with the added risk of ruining your childhood forever…
“Twisted Christmas Tales…”
Join Gav for silly festive stories with a twist.
From Father Christmas’s origin story to the relief that we don’t have a UK Krampus, this hour of storytelling with a wintry twist features showing off, acting out, blowing raspberries and lots of nonsensical mayhem.
Gav would like to confirm that he is not Father Christmas himself but that they do firmly believe in each other.
7+ Family Friendly!
“Twisted Dragon Tales…”
Do you believe in Dragons?
There must be something in all those stories.
There are just too many Dragon Tales from around the world for them not to have some truth surely?
In this new Twisted Storytelling Theatre Show expect the usual chaos, noise, interaction, lies, silliness and this time with added teeth...
Dragon Stories that bite back!
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“Gav Cross treats children like they're horrible and adults like they're children and the results are hilarious and magical. Gav brings energy, joy and a refreshing approach to traditional storytelling, getting the audience involved and keeping them on their toes with the unexpected twists and turns of his tales. I highly recommend Gav for any event where you need some lively stories and a lot of laughs.”
Arts Programmer, Larmer Tree Festival
“Gav Cross brought his sublime Twisted Tales For Twisted Children to the Blue Sky Festival 2019 and audiences loved his thrilling and inclusive take on storytelling for a variety of ages. The audience were hooked by every word as they were led a merry dance through stories.
Gav is a consummate and hilarious spinner of tales and he has that rare ability to engage all ages, children and adults alike. There is something wonderfully subversive yet comforting about this work.
Russ Tunney, Director Pound Arts.
"Gav is an exceptional storyteller. His storytelling sessions were always full and always fun. Families turned up day after day to go back to hear more.” Storyhouse, Chester.
“Twisted Tales for Terrible Children is another fantastic opportunity for family audiences to experience Gav Cross' innovative and contemporary style of storytelling for children.
Never patronising and just on the right side of darkly comic, Twisted Tales for Terrible Children added a fresh and interesting injection of fun and criticality to a set of stories that everyone has heard before.” – Bluecoat, Liverpool
"We were delighted to welcome Gav to Teeny Tiny Theatre but our experience exceeded our expectations. He held every audience in the palm of his hand; children and adults alike were spellbound as he wove his Twisted Tales! Everyone left very entertained and a little richer as a result of his generous performance.” - Teeny Tiny Theatre, Liverpool
Recommended for 7+ and the under 100’s.