Fairy Tales at the BBC Proms

Myself and composer Kerry Andrew on stage with presenter Rana Mitter, just before going on air for a BBC 3 Proms Extra talk, broadcast 18 August 2018.  You can hear us talking about fairy tales and folklore, fox spirits and feminism, giants and selkies, urban myths and ageism and the age-long enchantment of faerie, by clicking on this link:


The concert that followed was Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra with Ravel’s fairy-tale ballet Mother Goose and song-cycle Shéhérazade, followed by his magical opera L’enfant et les sortilèges:


Magnificent soloists including the magical Magdalena Kožená