Ursula Holden Gill


Ursula Holden Gill is a one woman tour de force. An Award Winning Actress and familiar face on screen in recent years she has established herself as one of the most unique and pertinent talents on the British Storytelling Scene, working across the theatre, education and community sectors alike and generating firm links with institutions such as Settle Stories, Action for Children, Social Services and Opera North (with whom she has served as an associate artist since 2009). From her stunningly characterised adaptations of traditional folk and fairy tales to her signature streetwise savvy, self-penned originals, Ursula can make you laugh and cry, think, reflect and roar again; all in the space of half an hour: a shape-shifting scallywag who is truly one to watch! 

In 2012 Ursula was voted Best Newcomer at The British Awards for Storytelling Excellence. We're thrilled to be welcoming Ursula back to the Settle Stories Festival after her performance 'Romance & Ragamuffins' in 2016 was such a roaring success. 




Upcoming Events: 

How to Tell a Story - Workshop

Saturday, 7 April 2018 - 10:00am
1 hour 15 mins
The Royal Oak

Interested in the art of storytelling? If you’re a story enthusiast or educator and not sure how to structure, rehearse or perform a story, this workshop is for you! Explore a new perspective and way of telling a given tale. Experienced actress, educator and storyteller Ursula Holden Gill will share handy hints, practical exercises and planning techniques. 

16+ years


Suitable for anyone over the age of 16 

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The Queen & the Jester

Saturday, 7 April 2018 - 2:00pm
1 hour
Settle Victoria Hall

Stupid, Stupid Songs & Some Very Sensible Stories

A festival premiere created & performed by Keith Donnelly & Ursula Holden Gill


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Little Man Jack

Sunday, 8 April 2018 - 10:00am
45 mins
The Joinery

Join Jack on his quest to please his poor mother. Meet his magical friends and the creatures that sometimes help and sometimes hinder his journey. 

Storyteller Ursula Holden Gill transports one of England's oldest and most well-loved children's story characters firmly into the 21st century with seamlessly interwoven tale telling and heaps of interaction. 

7 years old and under
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