It began with an idea. An antidote to stand-up comedy, where people would meet, share stories and speak from the heart. We wanted truth and we wanted passion. Natural Born Storytellers was born.
We met in a room above The Camden Head and our first show had the theme 'The Worst Experience of my Life'. We thought it would be hilarious.
It was brutal, raw and, in some cases profoundly disturbing.
And we were totally hooked.
We've been telling stories ever since. We create a friendly, warm and supportive atmosphere and people from all walks of like take to our stage (or couch) to share some of the greatest stories from their own lives.
Our stories have been heard across London and at festivals such as Shambala and Tellit, the UK's first festival of true-life storytelling, which was created by Michael Kossew, the founder of NBS when he decided to combine his two favourite passions, true-life storytelling and festivals to create a festival of truth and stories. He gathered a team of festival producers drawn from storytellers, audience and the world of theatre and within the space of a year they had devised, created and run the inaugural Tellit Festival.
Michael has created true storytelling workshops for audience members and the public to release their inner storyteller in a safe and supportive environment. Michael's expert guidance gives people confidence to turn their life events into captivating true stories. Workshops have ranged from festival crowds, to bespoke one-on-one sessions.
To this day we still love hearing new stories and finding new storytellers and we're still in our little room above our pub in Camden Town. Come find us on the 3rd Wednesday of the month and be part of our story.
See you soon.
Michael and the Natural Born Storytellers Family.