Emily Hennessey

Emily Hennessey

Emily Hennessey is a performance storyteller dedicated to exploring the ancient art of storytelling as oral tradition within a contemporary context.

Playful, imaginative and daring to take risks, Emily tells myths, legends, epics, folktales, fairytales and fables from around the world, from the Hindu epic, the Ramayana to African Anansi stories. With a Swedish background, she loves to tell Scandinavian folktales and Norse mythology.

She’s worked across the globe, her recent performances include the Royal Opera House, the Viking Ship Museum in Denmark and Beyond the Border Storytelling Festival.

Emily is one of three artists that will be joining Settle Stories and touring over 20 schools next week to celebrate ‘World Book Night.’ Before she arrives, we caught up with Emily to bring you her fascinating story.