After another kitchen sojourn to top up on gin, we moved upstairs to be beguiled by Katrice Horsley, the national storytelling laureate and deservedly so. My mouth remained agape from the moment she began her tale, her shadow dancing against the dim light behind her as she called the story gods to account. I was utterly mesmerised. I came away from her tale having learnt the important lesson that when presented with the opportunity to bed the devil a girl ought to take it. Equally, when tickets to another of Mr Carter’s Bedtime Stories events comes up again, they should be set upon with equal abandon.
Tickets are £25 and can be booked via info@40winks; 40 Winks, 109 Mile End Road, London; +44(0)20 7790 0259
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