We share our favourite stories for National Storytelling Week

It’s National Storytelling Week so we’ve asked our team to share their favourite childhood stories with us.

We’ve been sharing all the amazing stories-turned-stage productions with you this week for National Storytelling Week and now we have asked our Ticketmaster team what their personal favourites are. The books and movies that they still cherish today. Check out the list below:

Beauty And The Beast
“I love this movie because the princess actually reads and has a mind of her own, whilst also being someone beautiful who is able to look past looks and first impressions to get to the real person.”

Where the Red Fern Grows
“I love Where the Red Fern Grows about a boy and his two coonhounds that he raises from pups – Old Dan and Little Ann. I remember the book left me in tears when I read it for the first time as a kid. A few years ago I read it to my husband, and I ended up sniffling and sobbing all over again!”

Any of the Redwall series
“What’s not to love about soldier mice and badgers.”

Emil & The Detectives
“As a child I was terrible at reading – I much preferred to be running around outside. But on the odd occasion I would like to hear stories read to me by my dad before going to sleep (he was great at doing different voices for each character). One book that springs to mind is Emil and the Detectives, a brilliant tale of a young German boy being tricked and having his money stolen by a strange man on a train to Berlin. Emil befriends a group of local kids who help him track down the man and retrieve his money back! I loved the idea that a group of kids, just like me, could pull together and out-smart a grown-up – KIDS RULE!”

The Little Mermaid
“Mine is The Little Mermaid, when I was little I definitely thought I was actually a mermaid (regularly flooding my parents’ bathroom from the tub). I just loved Ariel’s sense of adventure and curiosity, and her hair obviously!”

What Will You Dream Of
One of our own actually wrote his own children’s book for his little boy. What Will You Dream Of is not just a children’s book though, it’s a song too! We’re super impressed, if you want to check it out, head over here.

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