There was once a farmer and his wife. She had been married before, her first husband had died, and now she was married again. They lived on a remote farm in the West of England, and what a proper pair of fools they were! Which of them was the most foolish? Which on you believe is following the right path? There is so much to discovr with Jack Hannaford and his friends. You have to listen to the story and decide for yourself and participate in this fun adventurre.
A Christmas Carol
We present a Storynory Pantomime – A dramatic audio presentation of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens adapted by Mike Betteridge of The Working Space Theatre Company.
Fairy Tales Stories
Snow White and Rose Red
It’s a long time since we have given you a Brothers Grimm story. We had somehow overlooked this charming tale. The “Snow White” of the title is not related to the more famous Snow White who met the seven dwarfs. This Snow White is the sister of Rose Red. The two girls live in the forest and get on well with the animals who live there, including a big playful bear. They also meet a rather bad-tempered dwarf.
Read by Natasha. Text based on the version by Andrew Lang. Classic illustration by Jennie Harbour. Proofread by Claire Deakin
Hansel and Gretel with Music from the Opera
The opera of Hansel and Gretel by the German composer, Englebert Humperdinck (1854 -1921) is traditionally performed at Christmas. The celebration of sweets and food makes a seasonal delight. Or course, if you know the story, you will realise that the section with the witch is spooky enough to listen to at Halloween too.
Music by Englebert Humperdinck, played arranged and produced for Storynory by Joe Davison of Auburn Jam. Additional instruments (flute, oboe, ukulele) by Nikki Davison.