Hugh Lupton

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Hugh Lupton is one of the most prominent figures in the Oral Storytelling Tradition.[1] He co-founded the Company of Storytellers (with Ben Haggarty and Sally Pomme Clayton) in 1985,[2][3] and for a while ran a branch of The Crick Crack Club in Norfolk. Lupton tells a wide variety of stories, including Epics such as the Iliad and the Odyssey, but also collections of shorter stories such as "I become part of it (tales from the pre-world)" and folktales such as "The Three Snake Leaves (tales from the Grimm Forest)".

Children's books[edit]

  • Freaky Tales from Far and Wide (1999)
  • Norfolk Songline: Walking the Peddars Way (2000)
  • The Songs of Birds: Poems and Stories from Many Cultures (2000)
  • Tales of Wisdom and Wonder (2000)
  • Pirican Pic and Pirican Mor (2003)
  • The Gingerbread Man (2003)
  • The Story Tree: Tales to Read Aloud (2005)
  • The Adventures of Odysseus (2006)
  • Riddle Me this: Riddles and Stories to Sharpen Your Wits (2007)
  • Tales of Mystery and Magic (2010)


Hugh Lupton won the coveted "Hodja Cup" (named for the Mulla Nasreddin: "The truth is something I have never spoken.") at the The Crick Crack Club's renowned 'Grand Lying Contest'[4] in 2010.[5]


  1. ^ See for instance Passing Through the Chink in Snout's Wall: Daniel Morden and the Devil's Violin by Professor Michael Wilson, University of Glamorgan, p4. and The Times, 3 March 2005 How a secret agent crept off the page and infiltrated a corner of my mind where Rachel Campbell-Johnston describes Lupton, along with Daniel Morden, as one of "Britain's finest storytellers".
  2. ^ See Tales, tellers and texts By Gabrielle Cliff Hodges, Morag Styles, Mary Jane Drummond, p viii
  3. ^ Performing at the Barbican Centre, London, The Beyond the Border Festival and many other venues. See for instance the Beyond the Border Archive accessed 31 December 2009.
  4. ^ review by Judith Palmer, The Independent 06.04.1999
  5. ^ Photo the Grand Lying Contest 2010 on Facebook

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