The Magic Pisspot

This tale was first published in 1844 as Svenska folksagor och äventyr (Swedish Folk-tales and Adventures). I met it at the Ljungby Storytelling Festival in Sweden, centred on the wonderful Ljungby storytelling museum.

I was told the tale by the museum director, Meg Nömgård, and then read it in a German translation of a book by local storyteller and author Per Gustavsson's, Der verzauberte Pisspott.
This recording was made two weeks later at the Brüder Grimm Märchenfestspiele in Hanau - one of my favourite gigs of the year.

Another tale from Per's collection is The Mill that ground out Silver Coins.


The video clips here are all amateur quality, shot in various theatres.
Their intention is just to show the range of my storytelling and give a flavour of a live performance.
Permission is granted for use in non-commercial educational contexts.
The videos are © Richard Martin.
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