Hannah's own story found her sidestepping a career as a classically trained actress to becoming a professional storyteller in 2010. She has shared stories in all sorts of places, from woodlands to windmills, theatres to hospitals and trains to buses and is equally at home telling tales at large scale festivals with matching audiences, to more intimate club venues.
In 2013, she founded Tiny Tales Storytellers a company specialising in storytelling engagement with children, schools and families. Over the past six years she has shared stories with children across the country in both schools, community settings, family events and for special occassions.
In 2016, Hannah founded Spinning Yarns Theatre to bring storytelling to adult focused audiences through events and shows. Through monthly spoken word nights in South East Essex, including 'Pint of Tales', 'Told @ Twenty One', 'Voice Box' and 'Word Spun', she actively promotes and organises events finding opportunities to provide platforms for both emerging and established regional and national artists to perform. She also organises workshops from leading professionals to allow regional access to quality CPD.
She has developed two solo shows; 'Twisted Tales of the Unexpected' and ' Of Fire and Ice', which are drawn from her particular interest in European folk and fairy tales and focus on the female narratives in stories. She is currently in development with three new projects. The first 'The Edge of Consciousness', is a collaboration with lyricist and composer Andy Collyer, exploring the place of dreams in storytelling. The second, 'Skin' is a collaboration with a group of storytellers and musicians exploring identity and finally 'A Quercus Tale' is a new set exploring man's relationship with the natural world, in particular trees.
Hannah has also created and delivered storytelling commissions for both public and private sector organisations and is the resident storyteller at Southend Theatres and Jacqson Diego Story Emporium.
Past clients include:
Anglian Water, The National Literacy Trust, Heritage Open Days, Brentwood Council Family Days, Barratt Homes, Weetabix and The Wildlife Trust.