5 Questions - Leon Conrad

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  • 7 August 2008

This article is from 2008.

5 Questions - Leon Conrad

Storyteller and performance poet Leon Conrad takes time out from his show about Aesop’s life and fables to get creative with our Q&A

5 things you think good children’s theatre should do
5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Make it magical – make it funny – make it witty – make it fun; and make it pretty difficult for people not to lose themselves in the story that's being told.

4 reasons why people should come to Aesop The Storyteller
1 & 2 & 3 & 4 - It’ll leave you asking questions - it’ll leave you wanting more (hopefully!) - it’ll make you wonder why you’ve not heard more about this strange guy called Aesop who lived nearly three millennia ago so they say - give or take a couple of hundred years either way - his story is one amazing story!

3 favourite things about playing the Fringe?
(1) The heady atmosphere of fun (2) The enormous number of quality things you can do (3) Quite simply, the camaraderie.

2 reasons why storytelling and poetry are so enjoyable
Give me 1, give me 2 – I’ll make a story from the numbers – and hand it back to you – and you can take it with you – and tell it when you’re on a journey, which will lead you to the end of a rainbow, where you can hang it on a song.

1 word to sum up the Leon Conrad style?
An infinite number would be quite insufficient as far as I’m concerned!

Aesop The Storyteller, Hill Street Theatre, 226 6522, until 24 Aug (not 13 & 20), 12.25pm, £8.50–£9 (£8–£8.50).

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