Louby Lou's Storytelling was established in February 2016 by Sarah Hancock, a Blaenau Gwent based actress with a passion in delivering creative sessions for children and their parents. After a few taster sessions at a local community hall and support from a local library who saw the potential and importance of these sessions, Louby Lou's grew from strength to strength.
We now run storytelling sessions in communities and schools across South Wales and the surrounding areas, (alongside our birthday party company) with children, adults and teachers all taking part in exploring and growing their creative skills.
Adopting the nickname 'Louby Lou', Sarah is the founder and owner of the company. Sarah trained in Theatre Arts at Middlesex University and has over six years experience in facilitating children's workshops. She was previously a professional princess and alongside writing theatre shows, she has also appeared in several pantomimes.
'I would love to read when I was little and I would often try to re-enact what had happened in the story. We read books in schools, books at home and books before we go bed, so why not focus in on bringing our stories to life in a magical way for little imaginations. That is why I love my job and that is why I set up the company.'
Zoe trained in Drama at Bath Spa University and has led children's performing arts summer schools for several years. She is currently studying her PGCE for the primary school sector.
Zoe works as one of our birthday party hosts on weekends.
Chelsea is an accomplished singer and entertainer, with experience in working for various holiday resorts both abroad and in the U.K. Chelsea is currently performing in local theatre shows.
Chelsea works as one of our birthday party hosts and leads community storytelling events.
Rhi was a member of The Savoy Youth Theatre for thirteen years, performing in professional productions and running workshops alongside assistant producing and directing shows. .
Rhi heads up our Cheltenham bookings, working as a party host and storyteller for both educational and community settings. .
Chelsea trained in English and Drama at Cardiff Met University. Chelsea has worked with Hijinx Theatre and is currently studying her PGCE for the secondary school sector.
Chelsea works on weekends, leading community storytelling events and outdoor trails
Alys is currently training in Theatre & Drama at the Atrium in Cardiff. Alys has been a member of the local dramatic society and has performed in many theatre shows.
Alys works throughout the week as one of our educational storytellers for nurseries and primary schools, alongside weekends as one of our birthday party hosts.
Emma studied Acting at Trinity College and has since worked professionally in the industry. She has performed in pantomime, TIE shows and also has her own theatre company.
Emma is one of our educational storytellers, theatre performers and you may also spy her at some of our events.
Lucy trained in Acting at Trinity College and has performed in lots of children's theatre shows throughout the UK including Pantomime and TIE.
Lucy works as one of our birthday party hosts on the weekends and is our Cardiff based entertainer.