Doon Mackichan & Sam Baker
Roll up roll up we have BIG news! Beloved actor, comedian and writer Doon Mackichan is launching her memoir in Edinburgh and YOU are invited!
Her comedy credits include Two Doors Down, Plebs (for which she was nominated for a BAFTA), Toast Of London, On The Hour, The Day Today, Brass Eye, Alan Partridge and the Emmy-winning Smack the Pony among numerous other shows. My Lady Parts is her debut.
The Feisty Feminist. The Hot Lesbian. The Desperate Cougar.
In My Lady Parts, Doon shares her experience on stage, screen and in real life, examining how our culture still expects women to adhere to certain stereotypes – and punishes those who don’t. Doon looks at the stories we are telling and asks: what do these roles we give women tell us about their value in the society we live in? How do we hold our heads up without fear and say no to those that objectify us?
The Deranged Mother. The Stupid Tart. The Hag.
This is a courageous, vulnerable and empowering account of being a woman in an industry that has been exposed for its deep-rooted sexism. It is, above all, a call to reflect on – and radically rework – the implications such attitudes have for future generations.
We are thrilled to welcome Doon to the Roxy stage, chaired by the brilliant Sam Baker - come for the laughs, stay for the feminism, leave inspired and challenged (with a book!)
'Mackichan is incredibly, irresistibly funny’ - Guardian