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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. Every family should have one!

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 most recently zoom. The  stories I tell are often traditional tales, but I can’t resist adding twist or two.

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.....

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

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

Audience feedback, Life Death and Dreams Along the Way

‘Just spellbinding’

Audience feedback WAF 2017

‘Gentle, gorgeous, generous storytelling’

Phil Okwedy, Storyteller

Who I work with......

  • Storyteller in residence at:

                Merton Abbey Primary School, 

                Little Learners Nurseries

  • #PopUpLondon #LetsDoLondon
  • World Storytelling Cafe
  • Fulham Palace
  • Under One Sky
  • Co-founder of the Storytellers in Schools Forum
  • Wimbledon Park Primary School
  • The Vineyard School
  • Falcon Prep
  • Ronald Ross Primary School
  • Lime Tree Primary School
  • Tales from the Dragonfly
  • 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
  • UKLA Storytelling SIG 2022 & International Conference Storytelling Evening 2021 
  • Curious House of Stories
  • Acorn Book Club on behalf of London Dreamtime