Keith travels far and wide to do children’s shows and workshops
His children’s shows include -
Keith’s Kids’ Show
Everybody Wants to Be a Bear!
The Bear Show
(Two pantomimesque shows starring a very naughty Bear!)
Crazy Keith’s Custard Circus
(A show loosely based on one of Keith’s favourite themes - Custard)
I Wish I Was a Monkey
(A show based around Keith’s children’s book of the same name)
In addition to doing actual Children’s shows, Keith has travelled the world bringing storytelling and singing workshops to children at festivals, schools and pre-schools -
Newcastle to New Zealand
Hebden Bridge to Hong Kong
Florida to The Falklands
Bahrain to Belize
Teeside to Tasmania
Cyprus to Kenya
Cork to Colombia
[and most every place in between!]
Keith specialises in highly interactive stories and songs for children, inviting their participation, stretching their imaginations and stimulating creativity, with every tale and tune.
His repertoire is such that he seems to have songs and stories for every imaginable topic [as well as many that you won’t have imagined yet!]
All of his songs, and many of his stories, are accompanied by Keith’s unique ‘Picture Guitar’ [and occasionally Didgeridoo] playing
** photo of picture guitar**
He is, deservedly, best-known for his ‘Funny’ songs and stories.
However, he always strikes a very careful balance between light-hearted and more serious subject matter.
Keith ends his school/workshop sessions with a short ‘Questions from the floor’ spot, allowing children [and teachers and other adults] to ask questions about the stories and songs they’ve just heard/been a part of.
Keith read Psychology & Education at Warwick University
His special field was Primary & Preschool Education
He was Creative Consultant for Ragdoll TV [The Tellytubbies/Night Garden people]
School visits include [but aren’t limited to]
A short [Whole School] ‘Assembly Show’
A ‘Half Day’ visit/workshop
A ‘Full Day’ visit/workshop
A ‘Full Week’ visit/workshop
Two or more ‘Half Day’ visits/workshops at several neighbouring/nearby schools
and/or any combination of the above
Keith’s first children’s book has just been published by Electric Press.
I Wish I Was A Monkey!
Available from Amazon or SHOP
“ ‘Monkey’ started as a silly little children’s song. It’s grown into quite a big silly children’s book!” (Keith Donnelly)
Recent U.K. & U.S. Amazon 5 Star Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE THIS BOOK!
5.0 out of 5 stars BEST KIDS BOOK EVER!!! Good fun, great story, brilliant, lively illustrations
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous story, colourful illustrations, the kids loved it.
Huge fun to read over and over again! Comedy for the kids (small and big). We need to see more from Keith Donnelly.
5.0 out of 5 stars A REALLY FUN BOOK THAT WILL BE ENJOYED BY CHILDREN OF ALL AGES
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant! Oh what a wonderful book! My children laugh so so much, and demand it over and over again. Brilliant!
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant! I bought I wish I was a monkey for my grandchildren, and they absolutely love it.
Such a fun book to read, very entertaining and makes the children laugh out loud the whole way through.
They just keep saying. Please read it one more time. Which I'm happy to do, as it brings them so much joy.