​​The Moss Troopers

The Moss Troopers are a troop of professional storytellers, craftsmen and heritage education specialists based in the North-East of England (but willing to wander pretty much anywhere...)


Although they have performed individually for many years, they joined forces in 2012 to draw upon the wealth of their experience, bringing heritage and history to life through inspiring and irreverent storytelling performances. They also offer a range of workshops for schools and exciting activity days for museums, heritage sites and festivals including archery, treasure hunts, sword fighting and shenanigans.

They have also entertained at weddings, birthdays and what have you, though they haven't yet performed at any funerals or Bar Mitzvahs.


If you need to hire some storytellers, or want something different to make your event go with a bang, and you know where to find them, perhaps you can hire The Moss Troopers!




Jez Hunt is an artist and leatherworker who has worked on numerous film and TV productions, as well as an experienced storyteller and event host. He runs Ancestor Leathercrafts with his brother Mark. Rumour has it he is made of leather himself.

Mica Hind is a professional storyteller, author, poet and performer who has worked all over the country. She is a keen rat farmer who can often be found on her allotment harvesting herbs and making anything she can grow into wine.

David Silk is a historian, folklorist, author and education specialist who has worked in most of the North Easts best known heritage sites. He currently moonlights as the Education Officer for Newcastle Castle.