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About me.......

Hello, I’m Hannah, a professional storyteller based in London.

I love telling stories, infact from an early age I’ve always been the storyteller in my family. I’m often found telling stories and keeping memories alive.

Now storytelling is my job, perhaps the best job in the world. I tell stories to children, adults, anyone who will listen. My work takes me to schools, gardens, theatres, people’s homes, pubs and storytelling on online digital platforms. The  stories I tell are often traditional tales, but I can’t resist adding twist or two. To find out more about my work click here

With my background in Speech and Language Therapy I combine my expertise in communication and language with the power of storytelling. Check out my work in schools.

I’d love to hear from you and have a chat about your storytelling needs.

Hannah Need


Telling traditional tales with a twist and stories to support oracy and literacy  

What people say.....

‘Hannah has a really engaging style, full of humor and clever twists.'

Pyn Stockman, Storyteller

Just spellbinding’

Audience feedback WAF

Hannah’s stories are simple, emotional, truthful and real’

Audience feedback, Life Death and Dreams Along the Way

The World just stops when Hannah tells’

Charlie Markwick, Storyteller

‘Hannah’s stories are a delightful mix of humour, anecdotes, and traditional tales reworked’

Audience feedback, Not all Princesses Wear Pink

‘Gentle, gorgeous, generous storytelling’

Phil Okwedy, Storyteller

Events and projects:

Once upon a.........Twist

A work in progress where traditional tales will be reimagined and retold.

Stories in my Back Room

Bringing together storytellers and audiences for an intimate evening of storytelling both live and online.

Watch this space for 2024 dates.

People I work with...

  • Storyteller in residence at:

                Merton Abbey Primary School, 

                Little Learners Nurseries

  • Co-founder of the Storytellers in Schools Forum
  • National Trust
  • Enable Leisure and Culture (Wandsworth Council)
  • Waltham Forest Libraries
  • Southfields Harvest (supported by the Wandsworth Grant Fund)
  • #summerofstorytelling
  • Acorn Book Club on behalf of London Dreamtime
  • #PopUpLondon #LetsDoLondon
  • World Storytelling Cafe
  • Fulham Palace
  • Curious House of Stories
  • Under One Sky
  • Riversdale PCT
  • Wimbledon Park Primary School
  • The Vineyard School
  • Falcon Prep
  • Ronald Ross Primary School
  • Lime Tree Primary School
  • Tales from the Dragonfly
  • UKLA Storytelling SIG 2022 & International Conference Storytelling Evening 2021
  • Grapevine
  •  Wandsworth Arts Fringe
  • Spinning Yarns Theatre
  • Crystal Palace Artists Open House
  • WAF in your living room
  • Furzedown Festival
  • The Calder Bookshop and Theatre
  • Wandsworth Artists Open House
  • SAFE
  • Co-author: Using Storytelling to Teach Grammar English 4-11 (2022)