The International
School of Storytelling

Hugh Lupton

Hugh Lupton is world renowned as a storyteller and lyricist, specialising in British and Classical mythology.  His interest in traditional music, in street theatre, in live poetry, and in myth, resulted in him becoming a professional storyteller in 1981. In 1985 he formed the Company of Storytellers with Ben Haggarty and Pomme Clayton with a view to taking storytelling to adult audiences. Their work was instrumental in stimulating a nation-wide revival of interest in storytelling. Hugh Lupton has also, over the last ten years, worked in collaboration with many musicians, like Helen Chadwick, Chris Wood, Rick Wilson, Liz McGowan, widening and challenging the possibilities of the form. His celebrated performances include: Praise Songs, The Iliad, The Odyssey, Metamorphoses, The Liberty Tree, Christmas Champions, On Common Ground and The Homing Stone. He has toured Africa and South America for the British Council and regularly performs in Europe and the USA. He has published several collections of folk-tales including the award winning Tales of Wisdom and Wonder.