Andy was absolutely fabulous. The students and teachers thoroughly enjoyed his humour and the exquisite deliveries of the three contrasting stories. Andy is a true storyteller who enters into the heart of his stories and has his audience in the palm of his hand
(St Clement of Rome School)
"Andrew has taken the events of Palm Sunday,
through to Easter Day and handled these powerfully
and sensitively for children ... well versed in the
tradition and theology of the wider church. He has
been able to adapt his approach to suit his
brings his fictional characters to life, weaving
amusement , delight and wonder into the lives of
children of all ages."
stories are simple that so many people can relate to
- the glory of scoring the winning try, the horror
of having a tooth knocked out, the ignominy of
having to wear glasses that looked like they had
been cut from the bottom of milk bottles."
Links to Fulltext Reviews
"The children were talking about you and your stories for days after. There wasn't a child in the room who wasnt a part of your journey. They were totally immersed and spellbound."
“Performance is a completely inadequate word to describe the relationship you had with the children" (Wairoa Public Library)
"Even children sit still and listen when this man spins a yarn" (Gisborne Herald. NZ)
"Able to paint pictures with his words and actions. ... His shows are intense and physically demanding." (Waikato Press. NZ)
"That laughter you feel is bubbling in him on stage truly is a part of his personality." ( Stagedoor UK)"Thank you for a wonderful interactive storytelling session. The children's belly-laughs were heard throughout the school! They really enjoyed it."
(Makara Model School)
for the great show yesterday! I received great
feedback from all who attended."
Laughed (a lot), they cried (almost), but mostly
they laughed when the fabulous Shah of Blah
talent was truly amazing he had me (a great granny!)
projected right back to childhoodwith his fantasy
tales. Thanks so very much to all who organised the
visit of this exceptionally talented man
Congratulations on a great session and I hope you’ll
be back again" (Shrine of Rememberance. Australia)
"Just want to say thanks so much for a legendary performance. The kids loved it! Great combination of stories too! Everyone here is raving about you!" (Huntingtower School Australia)
"Thank you for a wonderful Grimms grimmest storytelling session at Melton on Halloween night. We have had great feedback from children and parents who attended" ( Melton Library)
"we would like to sincerely thank you for your energetic, uplifting and very moving storytelling session. You were able to clearly capture the essence of exactly what happened during Holy Week." (Ursula Frayne Catholic College)
He saw hundreds of students from throughout the district and conducted intensive hour-long workshops. His message was a simple one, “We all have wonderful stories to tell. They come from the people we know and the places we have been”. Nor was he scared to tell the truth about life. Nose hair and hairy-legged “grandmas” exist and he urged students to flesh out their stories with “detail and emotion”. (Goondiwindi Argus)
"The children were captivated
by Andy Wright, judging by their open mouths, looks
of wonder, and shrieks of laughter" (City
"He kept the children engrossed in the performance with interactive stories that included full audience participation" (Tokoroa Press. NZ)
"Listen to one of Andrew's stories and you're transported to a world of weird and wonderful characters of every shape size and personality." (Rotorua Review. NZ)
"We had Andy Wright out entertaining our 7-9 students on Friday. He did a marvellous job, he really brings stories to life, particularly horror stories" (Scoresby Secondary Australia)
"We have great feedback on the event... Everyone seemed to enjoy your interactive multi-cultural style!" ( Casey-Cardinia Library Australia)
"The girls and teachers were effusive in their praise and thoroughly enjoyed their time with you." (Chilton St James School NZ)
(and staff) were engrossed with the stories and
enjoyed your energy and theatrical performance.
Story telling is such and interesting way to open up
a range of literature to students."