"Compelling, funny and heartbreaking" The Times
15th July 1910: A red haired boy walks out of school for the last time. His classmates, teachers, and the local doctor have already fallen foul of his trickery. Ahead of him are fun, fortune and more serious ruses to try. Little does he know he’ll soon be hunted as the most wanted man in the country. Delightful and dangerous, hungry for life and never to be trusted: meet charlatan and shapeshifter, John Henry Williams.
With deviously disguised global trickster tales and real-life story, Dominic Kelly embarks on an audacious tale of trickery and deceit; a tale where truth and hearsay, history, folktale and myth flicker like shadows in sunshine. Come journey on a trickster’s side of the road…
Dominic’s dynamic storytelling style, dry wit and intricate composition have captivated audiences across the UK, Europe, and around the world. In the UK he has performed at the Barbican, National Theatre, British Museum, The Times Cheltenham Literature Festival, and has toured from South America and India to the Arctic Circle. He has directed storytelling programmes for festivals across England, and currently curates the storytelling programme for Litfest in Lancaster.