The New Zealand Guild of Storytellers

  • Tells to: Everyone
  • Location: Aotearoa
  • Cost: $300/ hour.



2016 marked the 100th anniversary of the the birth of Roald Dahl. To celebrate this great writer, I toured Aotearoa with a half-hour long show of recitations and readings of his work. I presented the Roald Dahl Show in libraries from Invercargill to Tauranga, with consistently positive feedback from both audiences and organisers:

“We recently had Nick entertain a couple of classes of primary school children here at our library. Nick was here on time and the show went exactly to plan. What I loved about Nick’s presentation was that he didn’t jump and shout and bring the house down but he did capture the attention of the audience and hold it! This was a delightful reminder of some of Roald Dahl’s works, with interesting facts about the man himself scattered throughout and in fact has inspired me to do some Roald Dahl promotional work myself. Nick is an engaging presenter and reader who knows how to work his audience. The show was timed perfectly for the attention span of young minds and the price makes it affordable for everyone. Value for money and a delight for all, young and old.”

Sally Caskey, Children’s Librarian, Stratford Library.

You can also read more about the tour in the March 2016 issue of North & South magazine (p.24) (see below).

The show is half an hour long and includes recitals of poems from Dirty Beasts, and readings from sections of The Giraffe the Pelly and Me and The Witches. I’m available weekdays, weekends and evenings. Fees vary depending on context etc; some discounts are available for public institutions.

I’m based in Motueka and am able to travel to your event.

I look forward to hearing from you:

03 9298031


Best regards;

Nick Duval-Smith

North and South article: copyright Guy Frederick.

North and South article: copyright Guy Frederick.

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