Press Release

Joanne Harris and the Storytime Band.

There is a story the bees used to tell, which makes it hard to disbelieve….

Joanne Harris is the internationally acclaimed author of CHOCOLAT (the award-winning novel and Hollywood film), and many other best-selling novels, including most recently BROKEN LIGHT and MAIDEN, MOTHER, CRONE. Her career also includes writing for TV, opera and musical theatre, and her work has been published in over 50 countries. She is also active on social media, where her live storytelling has become a popular phenomenon. From these stories, written from scratch in front of a Twitter audience, and sent out into the Twittersphere in segments of 140 characters, a whole book of stories has emerged – thought-provoking, funny, sad and completely original.

HONEYCOMB, a collection of 100 dark and interconnected tales, illustrated by Charles Vess, was published by Gollancz in 2020. To accompany this project, Joanne and the Storytime Band have created #Storytime: a live storytelling show featuring tales from the book, along with projections, original music and songs, written and performed by Joanne and the band of which she has been a member since she was at school. This show (which premiered in London’s King’s Place in 2016 as part of the Tête-à-Tête festival) has expanded to include longer pieces inspired by Joanne’s novellas, A POCKETFUL OF CROWS, THE BLUE SALT ROAD and ORFEIA, and is intimate, engaging, quirky and darkly magical, appealing to audiences of all ages, but especially lovers of folklore, fantasy and fairytale.

 The #Storytime Band.

Paul Marshall: keyboards; vocals; guitar

Kevin Harris: drums; vocals; percussion

Duncan Parsons: bass; effects

Joanne Harris: flute; vocals


Joanne and the Storytime Band are now taking bookings for 2024.

Contact: Jon Wood at Rogers, Coleridge and White Literary Agency; 20, Powis Mews, London W11, 1JN

Tel: 0207 2213717