Story Machine Productions recreates in live events the immersive and creative experience of reading a great book. We have worked with authors including J.M. Coetzee, Etgar Keret, Sarah Hall, Kerry Hudson, Etgar Keret, Jon Mcgregor, and Preti Taneja. We have collaborated with actors, dancers, filmmakers, sound-engineers, and visual artists, and have staged performances on city streets, and in medieval merchant halls, festival marquees, and an abandoned shoe factory.

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Always starting from the book, Story Machine Productions works with publishers and authors to develop and tour live events that do justice to quality writing.

Producer Sam Ruddock preparing the debut show

Producer Sam Ruddock preparing the debut show in 2016. Photo by Neeley Drown

Story Machine Productions is led by Sam Ruddock, a literature producer and publisher who has a decade of experience curating book festivals, working with readers, and running international literature exchanges.

We are always looking to work with new writers, artists and festivals. Work with us!