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Three medics in the house

By | Published on Monday 31 July 2023

Three shows by medics being staged at Edinburgh Festival 2023…

Matt Hutchinson: Hostile | Assembly George Square Studios | 2-27 Aug (pictured)
I began this section on doctor types appearing at the Fringe thinking there were probably just three, which was quite enough for my purposes. However, as it turns out, they are everywhere. I put all their names in a hat (a surgical one) and picked out this lot. First mention goes to comedian Matt Hutchinson, the son of Jamaican and English parents, who looks at how hostile Britain is, asking who is welcome here? Click here for info and tickets.

Ed Patrick: Catch Your Breath | The Stand’s New Town Theatre | 10-27 Aug
NHS anaesthetist, comedian and author Ed Patrick is up next with a show about becoming a junior doctor, the pitfalls of modern medicine and the power of questioning it. Which all sounds rather serious, but I am assured that there will be plenty to laugh at, not least by the impressed critics, which is somewhat important given that this is a comedy show, of course. Click here for info and tickets.

Stefania Licari: Medico | Underbelly Bristo Square | 2-27 Aug
Another one from the comedy programme: award winning performer and NHS doctor Stefania Licari stars in an updated version of her already acclaimed one woman show ‘Medico’, which combines songs, stand-up and physical comedy to tell a hilarious story of medicine, immigration and being a female Italian doctor in the UK. Expect good things. Click here for info and tickets.

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