Lost in Blue: Kate Saffin talks to storyteller Debs Newbold


A man, deep in a coma, hides out in the bedroom of Vincent Van Gogh while his teenage daughter struggles to understand her part in the accident that put him there. Paintings, pigeon racing and a family about to implode meet in this vital, gripping story, told using innovative sound technology and gate-crashed by Vincent himself. Lost In Blue is a dynamic fusion of spoken word and performance storytelling created and performed by Debs Newbold, Storyteller for Shakespeare’s Globe, and directed by John Wright, co-founder of Told by an Idiot.

Here Debs talks about how she discovered she was a storyteller rather than an actor, some of her work with the Globe and the origins and development of Lost in Blue.

Listen to our interview with storyteller Debs Newbold