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GUTTED at Western General Hospital, Edinburgh

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4th floor, Lecture Theatre (Medical Education Centre)

Outpatients Department

Crewe Road South

Edinburgh

EH4 2HU

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Directions: Head to the outpatients department in the hospital (or follow signs to the Medical Education Centre) and then head up to the 4th floor for the Lecture Theatre!

Tickets: It's FREE thanks to IA! But we'll have a "pay what you can" box there too so if, after the show, you think it was worth a few quid, we won't say no.


“If you’re concerned, just talk to a member of our staff or, alternatively, swing your legs over the edge of the bed and walk out, remembering to pull the camera from your bum before leaving the hospital.”

Liz has got an embarrassing problem and these yogurts aren’t helping. Her body’s acting up. After sell-out performances in Manchester and London, and a national tour of hospitals in 2016, this shameless tale of love, laughter and lavatories comes to Scotland.

Inviting you on a journey of frank confessions, colourful characters and too much brown sauce, Gutted is based on solo performer Liz Richardson’s real life experiences as a twenty-something living with ulcerative colitis (an inflammatory bowel disease).

This performance at Western General is a special performance aimed at patients, carers and healthcare professionals. Following a tried-and-tested model, co-creators Liz and Tara Robinson will share the show (60 mins) and then invite audience members to share a cup of tea with them, and, if they want, openly engage in conversation with each other. This performance will be shared after a two week runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (2-13 Aug) so if you can't make it, catch us at Jack Dome, Pleasance.


Here's what people have been saying...

"Gutted gives an accurate impression of the debilitating effects of a disease that could too easily become just a punchline about lavatory humour, and, being refreshingly free of self-pity, is surprisingly uplifting" Manchester Theatre Awards

"I cannot accept this stoma and I don't think I ever will. I cannot and will not discuss it with my husband so this show is very very helpful for us both." Patient

"I found it very moving- I am a mother of a patient and it gave me a new way to communicate to my daughter and took away the fear" Carer

"UC is a serious condition but the story was given with humour (I never thought anyone would be able laugh about UC but I did along with the audience) and pathos (there were parts when I felt a tear forming)". Mr T Tetlow, B.Sc., M.Sc., Dip.CB., FRCPath, Consultant Clinical Scientist

"It may seem a contradiction to describe a solo performance as a dialogue but Gutted is precisely that: an invitation to talk... it is to be applauded for promoting this particular conversation in a life-affirming way" - The Lancet


This performance is made possible by IA: the ileostomy & internal pouch Support Group. The show was originally also supported by Arts Council England, The Wellcome Trust HOME Manchester. For more information on the show, click HERE.


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4th floor, Lecture Theatre (Medical Education Centre)

Outpatients Department

Crewe Road South

Edinburgh

EH4 2HU

United Kingdom

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