The Story Cellar

"Liz Felton is an outstanding and inspirational workshop leader and I was delighted to work with her for over a year at Bristol Old Vic. She got remarkable work from her actors and the numbers who attended her sessions grew month on month. She is simply one of the very best session leaders around."

 

John Retallack,

Associate Artist - Bristol Old Vic

"Liz has a skill for enabling young people to find their story.  Working with young people from  age 4 up to 19, Liz can adapt her style whilst maintaining a high quality of delivery, enthral and enthuse young people to seek and enjoy hearing and telling stories."

 

Georgina Densley

Participation Director - Travelling Light Theatre Company

"Liz has been a fantastic leader for work at the Bristol Old Vic directing four pieces with the Adult Company. She helps others to find and explore stories and to tell them in different ways."

 

Lucy Hunt

Outreach Producer - Bristol Old Vic

"Inspiring, nurturing, magical. I watched our children come alive and become part of something very special...I was amazed at the children's openness and desire to tell their own story...it was lovely to see how you valued each and every one of them"

 

Kate Moore

Teacher - Bournville Primary

"Liz Felton and her team created a vibrant, educational and fun environment for the kids to be creative. My daughter loves the sessions and has grown in confidence during the sessions. All children are treated equally and work so well as a team performing and it's always startling how much they achieve in a 2 day workshop. Liz is a great creative lead , bringing stories to life and allowing the children to develop through various drama forms like improvisation. Liz is a real talent and genuinely loves the kids and believes in them. Highly recommend"

"An amazing experience for children! My son was hesitant about going the first time as he thought he wouldn't know anyone but Liz creates an environment that is fun, happy, creative and inclusive. He had an amazing first day and now always asks to go each school holiday and has loved every workshop! We are very happy repeat customers!"

"Since coming to The Story Cellar my child has become so confident and expressive.  We are so thankful to Liz, the boy who struggled to talk and socialize now loves to do shows for the family"

"The experience and performances are natural , children led and allow children to be children whilst exploring the medium of drama . A fabulous experience for children and definitely worth exploring!"

PARTICIPANTS...

"Liz Felton is unparalleled as a facilitator of drama. She has the perfect balance between allowing students to follow their instincts, whilst guiding them when necessary."

BOVTS student

"Liz Felton’s process of creating a show from scratch using our own personal stories, was by far the most extraordinary! It was exhilarating to be part of. Liz is a genius."

BOVTS student 

"We've adored every moment ...Thank you for teaching us the power of stories. Your mind and kindness make me so happy to be going into the career that I'm going into."

BOVTS student

"Liz Felton is the loveliest and kindest teacher. She pushed us all to work our hardest whilst still being a friend and source of positivity."

BOVTS student

"This project has been unbelievably rewarding. You have inspired me...I genuinely feel like a different person."

BOVTS student

"It has been an absolute pleasure to work in such a caring and safe environment and create something so beautiful with your incredible guidance."

BOVTS student

AUDIENCE...

"A characterful, moving and quite honestly wonderful piece of storytelling. So imaginative and captivating."

"What a joyous piece...it makes me want to see more and more of your style of work."

"Crying one minute and laughing the next. I don’t know how you do it."

"Your show confirmed in me that I want to be an actor and this is the kind of theatre I want to be making."

"One of the best pieces of theatre I’ve seen in a long time. Where can I see more of your work?"

"...vibrant, imaginative, thought provoking and fun..."

THEATRE MAKERS AND TEACHERS...

"Thank you so much for your brilliant and textured work ...remeniscent of Gecko and Frantic assembly...such a valuable experience for our students."

 

Paul Clarkson

Head of Acting - BOVTS

PARENTS...