Following her highly anticipated season at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Award-winning writer, performer, Moth host, show-off and Mac in Chicken Run 1 and 2, Lynn Ferguson is delighted to be taking her show on a tour of Scotland this Autumn. A joyously funny and thought-provoking show that’s all about realising our own story through those of others.
A pioneer of storytelling, Lynn takes us through the dangers of too many cats, the mystery of Nana Mouskouri, and how it can often be tricky to tell Los Angeles and Grangemouth apart.
Part stand-up, part confessional, and 99.9% honest, Storyland explains how the casual tales we tell, show who we really are.
After gaining her Bachelors’ degree from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Lynn performed in all manner of places. From hosting her own stand-up comedy club in London, playing generally slightly psychopathic characters on TV, to the being lead in a Brecht’s Good Woman of Setzuan at the Royal National Theatre, picking up a Stage Award for acting and two further nominations, and a Fringe First Award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe along the way.
As a writer, she has constructed theatre pieces, several solo shows, the odd documentary, and three series of her own sitcom for the BBC Radio 4, and several afternoon plays. Moving to LA in 2008, with her husband and two sons, she was a staff writer on Peabody Winning, The Late Late Show and a script consultant with Pixar for the Oscar Winning Movie, Brave. She has also regularly hosted and told stories for The Moth (https://themoth.org) throughout the US and helped take this successful NPR broadcast show to the UK and Ireland. Her story, Before Fergus is included in The Moth’s latest New York Times bestseller, Occasional Magic.
Though this makes her sound mightily impressive, Lynn contents herself in the knowledge that it’s likely she will always be best known as the voice of a plasticine chicken (Mac) in the movie Chicken Run.
Venue: Macrobert Arts Centre, STIRLING
Dates: Friday 1st September
Box Office: 01786 466 666
Venue: Eastgate Arts, PEEBLES
Dates: Saturday 2nd September
Box Office: 01721 725 777
Venue: Oran Mor GLASGOW
Dates Sunday 3rd September
Box Office: 0141 357 6200
Venue: Arts Centre EAST KILBRIDE
Dates: Thursday 7th September
Box Office: 01355 261 000
Venue: Lanternhouse Theatre CUMBERNAULD
Dates Friday 8th September
Box Office: 01236 732 887
Venue: Perth Theatre PERTH
Dates: Saturday 9th September
Box Office: 01738 621 031
Venue: Howden Park, LIVINGSTON
Dates: Thursday 14th September
Box Office: 01506 777 666
Venue: Eastwood Park Theatre GIFFNOCK
Dates: Friday 15th September
Box Office: 0141 577 4956
Venue: Brunton Theatre, MUSSELBURGH
Dates: Saturday 16th September
Box Office: 0131 665 2240
Venue: Heart of Hawick GALASHIELS
Dates Sunday 17th September
Box Office: 01896 661 166