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The Tales of Merlin


Merlin the wizard transports a group of teens visiting a weird museum to other worlds in this magical play perfect for the classroom.


“It’s not about whether or not the stories are being told, because they are. Every day, all around you, stories are told. It’s not about that. It’s about whether or not you choose to listen.”

Investigating a dusty museum after dark, the discovery of a shining sword thrust into an ancient stone resurrects a figure from Arthurian legend – Merlin!

As the wizard weaves his words and magic, a group of friends are transported on an incredible journey – into the past and the future – to shadowy caves in dark forests and rocketing beyond the stars.

The Tales of Merlin proves that the world is made up of stories and we all have a part to play in telling them …

About the author

Matt Beames is a writer based in the Southampton area. He loves stories of all kinds and has been writing and telling his own since childhood. His work is often inspired by and draws on folklore and mythology from around the world.

Matt writes for the theatre as well as long and short fiction, poetry, comics and he is also developing an original board game. His writing for theatre includes more than ten plays and adaptations that have been performed in various professional and youth theatre productions in the UK and even as far as Seattle, USA.

Aurora Metro has also published Matt’s adaptations of Sleeping Beauty (2017) and Cinderella (2018), and his other recent projects include adaptations of Jules Verne’s Journey to the Centre of the Earth and The Signal-Man by Charles Dickens.

Praise for previous work:

“A heart-warming tale of friendship and the power of storytelling. Matt Beames has taken the traditional story of Sleeping Beauty and adapted it for a modern audience.” — Review 2017