Previous Events

“Here Be Giants”, Ventnor Fringe, 2023

The three Island storytellers, Holly Medland, Monty (Tony) Hirst and Sue Bailey, who together comprise TisTales, tell larger than life stories about larger than life characters.

Trolls, ogres, giants and gargantuan monsters – all have a nightmarish place in the human psyche. Come and hear how the mighty are overcome in tales of foolishness and bravery, from near and far flung lands.

The storytelling trio’s success at last year’s Fringe helped kick start the Isle of Wight’s very own Somewhen Storytelling Festival, which took place in June this year.

Don’t miss their fresh and enthusiastic renditions of these tales. The stories may have been first told once upon a somewhenever, somewherever, a very long time ago… but be assured, these tales will stay with you long after the last word is spoken.

The event was ticketed at £8.

“Favourite Tales”

Another outing for some of our favourite tales, as told over the last twelve months.

Wednesday, 26th April, 2023, 7.30pm, at Freshwater Library.

The event was ticketed at £5.

A selection of Spring Stories — presented for the first time on the Ides of March — Wednesday, March 15th, 2023, 7.30pm at Bar 74, Ryde.

This event was ticketed at £6.

A seasonal outing of Winter Tales, at Boojum & Snark, Sandown, on Thursday, December 15th, 2022, 7pm-9.30pm.

This event, ticketed at £6, SOLD OUT.

A seasonal outing of sinister stories and chilling tales, at Fort Victoria on Friday, October 28th, 2022, 7pm-8.30pm (subject to weather…).

This event, ticketed at £5.50, SOLD OUT.

Saturday, October 8th, 2022, 7.30-8.30pm ,at Medina Bookshop, Cowes, as part of the Isle of Wight Literary Festival, with a performance of Island Tales.

This event, ticketed at £10, SOLD OUT.

[First show as `Tis Tales] Saturday, July 23rd, 7-8pm — Ventnor Art Club / Ventnor Fringe (£8)

Ventnor Fringe 2022: Island Tales

Following several shows as “Three Island Storytellers”, Holly Medland, Tony “Monty” Hirst and Sue Bailey are coming to Ventnor Fringe for a first performance in their new guise of ‘Tis Tales.

Drawing on a wide range range of traditional stories, fabulous folk tales, magical myths, lost legends, and possibly even a few lies, the performance is sure to feature some stories you may recall as having heard somewhere before, once upon a time, and others that will surely be new to you.

So leave the box sets behind, unsubscribe from the podcasts, turn off the radio, forego the theatre, and instead come and enjoy a programme of tales told the traditional way.

Saturday 23rd July 2022 – 7pm – 8pm
Tickets: £8, Under 25 £5, Culture / Unlimited Pass 2for1

[Final show as Three Island Storytellers]Thursday, June 23rd, 2022, 7-9.30pm — Boojum & Snark, Sandown (£5)

[As Three Island Storytellers] Tuesday, May 24th, 2022, 7-9.30pm — Ventnor Exchange, Ventnor (£5)

[As Three Island Storytellers] Tuesday, March 16th, 2022, 7-9.30pm — Boojum & Snark, Sandown (£3)

Toasting the end of the first show…