Ginger Johnson's Happy Place

Theatre (cabaret)

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  • Pleasance Dome - 10Dome
  • 21:40
  • Aug 26
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Ginger Johnson
  • Warnings and additional info: This show contains audience participation, distressing themes, scenes of a sexual nature, and strong language.
  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


The alt-right is rising, permafrost is melting, and every other sea turtle has a plastic straw jammed up its nostril… It’s a bit much, to be honest. In a valiant, ridiculous attempt to cope with the increasing horror of everyday life, Ginger Johnson packs her bags and poses the question: how far are we willing to run to escape reality, and at what cost? Part cabaret confessional, part Sesame Street special, Johnson puts two fingers up to sadness and jumps – high-heels first – into a world of absolute delusion. 'Brilliant, bizarre, completely unmissable!' (Time Out).

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
  • Accessible entry: Main queue at entrance to venue. Wheelchair and level access via lift at rear of bar — reached via ramp at the rear of the venue. Speak to staff or Box Office for lift access.
  • Wheelchair access type: Temporary Ramp, Lift (Building Lift)

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

There are no audience reviews for this show.

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The Wee Review (4/5 stars) 106 days ago

Ginger Johnson is a drag queen, member of LGBTQ+ performance collective Sink The Pink and now it seems, a children’s television presenter. As the audience enter the performance space we see a large screen to the side of the stage. This presents CCTV footage of the green room of the...

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FringeReview 108 days ago

Ginger Johnson bursts onto the stage in a stunning pink and green lamé outfit adorned with ruffles, her signature red hair piled on top of her head and a face of immaculate make-up. We are welcomed to her ‘happy place’ where she escapes from the real world in times of...

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Miro Magazine (3/5 stars) 113 days ago

Royal drag queen Ginger Johnson has entered her happy place. Not by choice, but still a welcome escape. [...] The show is powerful because it deconstructs the safety of this ex-haven, once a place to hide from the troubles and now just another waiting room before the inevitable.

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The Scotsman (4/5 stars) 114 days ago

To go by the show’s title and the bright, childlike colour scheme of its poster, you’d be excused for thinking Ginger Johnson’s Happy Place might be a carefree, feelgood romp of a drag show rather than the surreal, unsettling and deceptively moving exploration of toxic anxiety under late capitalism that...

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The List (4/5 stars) 122 days ago

Cabaret confessional that explores the pressures of coping with everyday life...

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Broadway Baby (4/5 stars) 128 days ago

Ginger Johnsons’ Happy Place playing at Pleasance Dome is undefinable in an utterly enjoyable way: It is a mash-up of Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood, Drag Race, and an Amy Winehouse biopic that feels like the new millenniums hope for equality, acceptance, and empowerment.The magic of the show is how all of...

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The Stage [paywall] (3/5 stars) 128 days ago

In a dressing room at the Edinburgh Fringe, a cabaret star Ginger Johnson collapses under the stress of alt-right politics, global warming and plastic in the oceans. While the audience observes CCTV footage of the stage crew attempting to revive her, Johnson has in fact retreated to her happy place....

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