HEDGESPOKEN is a travelling off-grid storytelling theatre run from a 1966 Bedford RL lorry, converted to be a home and a go-anywhere stage.


Hedgespoken at Base Camp, Devon, 2016
Hedgespoken at Base Camp, Devon, 2016
Photo by Warren Draper


Storyteller, mask-maker and writer Tom Hirons and internationally-respected artist, puppeteer and musician Rima Staines tell tales and spark imaginations from the Hedgespoken truck wherever they can, from busy festivals and family camps to quiet laybys and secluded forests.

Hedgespoken specialise in retelling East European and British folktales and also stories from the wide world of the Traveller and Gypsy communities.

Site guide

To find out where Hedgespoken is appearing near you, have a look at the TOUR DATES page.

To read about our latest shows and see posters of past shows, go over to the SHOWS page.

To buy tickets for shows, visit the BUY TICKETS page.

To get in touch with us, use the CONTACT page. If you'd like to book us for an event or festival or the like, have a look at the BOOK US page.

See the ABOUT page for more about Rima and Tom.

Praise for Hedgespoken

“A magical inspiration on wheels”

“Absolutely brilliant performance last evening.....storytelling at its very best!”

“Thank you for bringing a place like this into the world, a place for stories and music and pictures and magic and wonder. It brings joy to my heart knowing you’re here.”

“Absolutely amazing – thank you!”

“Utterly enchanting – I loved every minute.”

“My grandson will remember the magic of this night for the rest of his life.”

“Magic of a real, old, golden kind.”

“Oh! What suspense, what laughs, what horrors! Hedgespoken wove a tale of adventure and wonder tonight and we're full of it, can't stop talking about it.”