James Barr: Thirst Trap

Comedy (lgbt, stand-up)

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  • Accessibility:
    Sight not needed
    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

This show has performances in multiple locations


James Barr, as seen asking Justin Bieber about his penis (MTV, host of award-winning comedy podcast A Gay and A NonGay) in a hilarious and increasingly desperate attempt to find a boyfriend. You'll never look at an avocado the same way again. 2019 dating is a disaster. James Tinder-style swipes the audience to meet 'The One'; it could be you! 'Rip-roaringly funny and ridiculously relatable' (Heat). 'A riotous no-holds-barred guide to 21st-century dating as a gay man. Unapologetically honest and brilliantly hilarious, an absolute triumph' (Sun).

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General venue access

  • Captioning
    Sight not needed
  • Accessible entry: There are 50 steps into this venue from the cowgate entrance.
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • 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

Captioned performances

  • Dates: 23 August
  • Type: Open
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team to book your tickets and request any specific seating locations or if booking a unit is required.

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  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Barry 150 days ago

A lot of audience interaction in an unusual format, interspersed with a more conventional anecdote-inspired standup, this has some great humour but sober straight people may not fully appreciate it (the audience seemed divided between hilarity and bemusement). James is an engaging performer with a lot of potential.

Zak Taylor 162 days ago

I really wanted to like this show, but it felt like the actor put in minimum effort. The improv parts were lazy. The scripted parts were rushed. The whole thing seemed kind of "phoned in". Bad night perhaps?

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Broadway World (4/5 stars) 153 days ago

James Barr has had a glittering career on the airwaves for the past few years on stations such as Heat and Hits Radio, plus working for MTV. He has taken his fame and following to dip into the stand-up comedy pool, and this guy can truly swim. As this is...

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Deadline News (5/5 stars) 158 days ago

The avocado inspired comedian strikes again in a brilliant LGBTQ themed self-deprecating standup comedy on the difficulties of relationships, being single and the quest for finding true love.

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The Wee Review (4/5 stars) 159 days ago

As the co-host of the wildly popular and award-winning podcast, A Gay and A NonGay, James Barr’s rise to internet and media popularity has been impressive. Each week Barr and fellow co-host Dan Hudson tackle LGBT issues from both their perspectives – one of them being gay and the other,...

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Broadway Baby (4/5 stars) 159 days ago

James Barr is single. As a young, sexually available gay man, this is clearly a problem – or at least, it's a problem for the sake of his show which is ultimately about the ups and downs of dating. Well, that and an avocado metaphor, in which he's sufficiently invested...

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Chortle (3.5/5 stars) 160 days ago

Podcaster extraordinaire James Barr is looking for love. But is he going about it the right way? That’s what he is hoping to find out in Thirst Trap. ...

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