The Thorn in the King’s Foot
Blessings & Curses with Chris Bostock


A man embarks on a quest in search of good fortune.
Urashima Taro seeks his heart’s desire.
A single thorn in a royal foot threatens to change a whole kingdom…

These are stories with beginnings and middles, but only with YOUR help will the endings to these ancient tales be discovered.

Join storyteller, Chris Bostock, for a night of great journeys, beautiful blessings and callous curses.

Chris Bostock

Chris Bostock is a storyteller of great range and humour. He tells stories from local legends to the great myths, ghost or fairy stories, jokes or ancient epics, in a style which is completely his own and is loved by his audiences.

Chris is also an entertainer of great inventiveness and creativity. He loves involving other people in the process of both storytelling and story-making and is always full of original and bright ideas for engaging people. He is as much at home working with a crowd in a football stadium or theatre as he is with pensioners in a day centre or a classroom of young people. He has a great gift for getting people of different ages and backgrounds to delight in each other’s stories.

Underneath all of the humour there lies a deeply compassionate and interested person committed to developing the art of storytelling. His enormous experience in the world of stories and workshops makes his listeners feel good about who they are and what they do.

Chris is a founder member of A Bit Crack – Storytelling based in Newcastle upon Tyne, where they have been holding monthly storytelling evenings without a break for 24 years. (Stealing Thunder StoryNights has a way to go to beat that record!)

Chris Bostock