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Franziska Droll

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Franziska Droll was born and bred in the Black Forest, Germany, and moved to Scotland after falling in love with the country and the people.

She loves to tell traditional Scottish stories, tales from the Black Forest and myths and legends from all around the world.

Her style is interactive and entertaining. No story is like the other, but they will all leave you with a smile. Franziska specialises in funny and light hearted tales but is also able to tell a deep and meaningful story.

Franziska is also a freelance tour guide and has experience of telling stories to people from all walks of life and from all different backgrounds. She can adapt her tales for younger or older audiences.

She regularly performs in kindergartens and primary schools in both Scotland and Germany. She is currently working with elderly people with dementia, using stories and songs to create an engaging experience.

Franziska can tell tales in English or in her mother tongue, German, mixed in with her own unique accent and flavour. At the moment she is translating the myths and legends from her home region into English, while constantly expanding her repertoire.

A story comes often with a song and sometimes together with the sound of her ukulele or moon drum.

Franziska realised when she came to Scotland that she had always been a storyteller. From a young age she wrote little theatre pieces for her and her friends to act out, she sang songs whenever she could and also wrote stories herself. When she started working as a tour guide, she realised the potential she had and joined the storytelling apprenticeship scheme with the Scottish Storytelling Forum. By becoming a recognised storyteller, she has fulfilled her lifelong dream.

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