Stories to tell in the Middle of the Night

Francesca Millican-Slater

Stories to tell in the Middle of the Night was commisioned by Birmingham REP, supported by China Plate and Arts Council England.


Written and performed by the critically acclaimed Francesca Millican-Slater, this amusing and gripping collection of short, quirky tales is reminiscent of Roald Dahl's stories for adults.  

Dreamlike and darkly humorous, this live, late night radio show is inspired by the legendary radio shows of Ronnie Wood and Iggy Pop and includes tales of everything from love and obsession to technology and disconnection. Not to mention pork pies.

A beautiful hour of weird and wonderfull story telling'

Arts Award Voice


* * * * The Stage 


* * * * The Scotsman

Later Developments

In 2018 Stories to Tell in the Middle of the Night was turned into a Podcast series, you can listen via on the left, or through all the normal channels you listen to your podcast through.

We published the works as a bookwork which can be bought here on Amazon

We also created 3 BSL films, working with fantastic Deaf artists to rework some stories for a new audience. See an interview with Donna and Rebecca on the left here, and watch the final films on the Stories to Tell website here

In April 2020, partnering with She Wants a Dog we released a special set of new stories, during lockdown for many people across the world to the backdrop of the global pandemic. Stories to Tell When You Stay at Home.


Theatre Production Touring Activity

The theatre show premiered in 2016 at Birmingham Repertory Theatre, it went onto play Edinburgh Festival Fringe at Summerhall in 2016 before touring nationally throughout 2016 / 2017. 

See what audiences said via our Storify

Podcast Team

Writer / Performer: Francesca Millican-Slater

Sound Design: Iain Armstrong

Podcast Consultant / Hosting: Mark Steadman, Podiant

Producer: Pippa Frith

BSL Films

Writer / Performer: Francesca Millican-Slater

In-Screen Presenter: Donna Mullings

BSL Director: Rebecca Withey

Film Maker: Rachel Bunce

Communicator: Dan Handscomb

Producer: Pippa Frith

Assistant Producer: Ellen Lickman

Bookwork Team

Writer: Francesca Millican-Slater

Publisher and Typesetter: Adam York Gregory, InkConcrete

Podcast Consultant / Hosting: Mark Steadman, Podiant

Producer: Pippa Frith

Theatre Production Team

Writer / Performer: Francesca


Set Design: Claire Brown

Sound Design: Iain Armstrong

Lighting Consultant: Ben Pacey

Process Director: Lekan Lawal

Producer: Pippa Frith

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