Elly Crichton Stuart

Elly Crichton Stuart


Elly Crichton Stuart is a connector and weaver of webs with a passion for language, stories, deep listening and creativity as tools for transformation. Working with heart and humour, Elly aspires to lead people from 4 - 104 on a journey of discovery. Elly returned to her native Fife in 2018 and is a member of TRACS and the Scottish Centre for Storytelling.

Elly trained at Arts Educational Drama School and worked as a performer, writer and producer for many years. In 2003 she left The Unicorn Theatre for Children in London, to go to The School of Storytelling at Emerson College. In 2006 she returned to Essex University (M.A Art History 1980) to study The Tale with Marina Warner. In 2018 she trained with Heidi Stephenson and Matt Harvey as a performance poet for the Arts Council funded project “Totally Totnes” a radio broadcast on National Poetry Day.

Elly has worked all over the world as a storyteller since 2004 when her company, The Fabulists, were awarded funding to take The Outsider Storytelling project to schools in rural Essex. Over the next few years she worked throughout the UK and was employed by The British Council to run workshops in different parts of the world. Since then she has worked with thousands of children around the world and trained adults and young people as storytellers. She lived and worked as part of The Findhorn Community from 2009 – 2014, and led sessions on storytelling for forgiveness, and storytelling in bereavement.

Elly was part of Transition Town Totnes from 2014 - 2018 during which time she also worked for CRUSE Bereavement Care. She works towards the regeneration of a healthy culture through storytelling, writing and mindfulness.

To contact Elly telephone: : 01383 860824, Text 07731 159126 or email: ellycstuart@gmail.com




Participant on storytelling course

Participant on Storytelling in 6 Saturdays

Michael Day, CEO, Historic Royal Palaces.

Chris Lawson, Head Teacher following a teacher training course at Kersey Primary School

Participants on Exploring Community Life programme for Findhorn Foundation.