Festive Doorstep Stories

A new way of experiencing stories!

We want to deliver box-fresh Christmas stories to audiences in their own homes – well, just outside their own homes.  Like carol singers, but with stories.  Audiences will order from a story ‘menu’ and choose a time slot.  Their story will be delivered, by an actor, who will read it to the audience household on their doorstep, a deeply personal performance.

But writers, we need YOU! We’d like your Christmas stories please!  We want to offer a variety of stories – family stories, heartwarming stories, ghost, love, mystery stories, traditional, contemporary or period stories. We’d like lots of comedy if that’s your bag of biscuits. We’d like to offer a story for the under 10s, and a YA story, perhaps a bedtime story. One caveat – this is an event which aims to warm the cockles and put a smile on people’s faces – we’re not looking for the apocalypse this time. Think feel good!

Deadline for submissions is Sunday, 8th November. All stories to be between 1,600 and 2,000 words. Submit here.

For Festive Doorstep Stories A Word In Your Ear will be working with longtime collaborators and friends, Olly Langdon and Caroline Garland of Kilter Theatre.