DES number: 64/38590
Writers Guild Great Britain: 3451
Education 1964–1967 Drama
Bretton Hall College of Education.
I travelled everywhere on public transport, carrying my clothes in a
very large suitcase and my hats and props in a huge bag especially made for me.
My work was prolific and it would be impossible to list in detail all schools, performances of my own plays as ‘The Travelling Storyteller’ and workshops.
To give some idea I set out below the work delivered in a typical year:
The number of venues visited was 131
The number of workshops delivered was157
The number of performances given was 264
“We were very impressed with Mary’s performance, which she made come alive through her use of costume changes, movement and vocal effects. She captivated the children with her talent and enthusiasm, involving them in the story. Audience participation throughout. The drama workshop proved to be another enjoyable event for the children. They listened and responded well to Mary’s questions and ideas. She communicated effectively and was able to understand the needs of individuals in the group, encouraging those children who were a little less confident.”
Sue Beavers,Year 4 teacher,Hillsborough primary school,Sheffield.