Stefania Licari: Medico

Comedy (solo show, stand-up)

  • Just the Tonic Nucleus - Just the Sub-Atomic Room
  • 15:10
  • Aug 18-28
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Stefania Licari
  • Warnings and additional info: Audience participation, Scenes of a sexual nature, Strong language/swearing. Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
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  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 1 year


Real-life doctor and award-winning comedian Stefania Licari brings her alter ego to the stage in Medico – a hysterical and moving exploration of the medical world, immigration and what it means to become British. Medico marries physical gags, ribald humour and true stories from the medical frontline with Stefania’s own experience as an Italian doctor in the UK. You may laugh or cry, but one thing is guaranteed: you will never look at doctors in the same way again. Co-devised and directed by Chris Head.

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  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Straight in from the street Bar is accessible via lift within the building or via entrance outside
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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Martyn Harbertson 35 days ago

Watched Stefania today, what a joy to see, a brilliant well thought out performance, that has been finely honed. You will laugh, you may cry, but you'll probably not die (there is a Dr in the house). If you can, go see this show, very funny, but also insightful, a brilliant performance, from a talented gem of a comedian. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Lilah B. 39 days ago

This is one of the funniest shows here at the Fringe. Licari is a great performer. A joyful mix of acting, comedy, clown arts and cabaret.
A must see!!

Leah 41 days ago

Really enjoyed this! What a natural performer! There are quite a few medic comedians/performers around who often seem to have similar routines with familiar health based jokes, Stefania certainly had the most entertaining, eclectic show. Would definitely recommend.

Fran Kime 43 days ago

Loved this show - warm, sexy and hilarious

L C 44 days ago

Stefania is a brilliant performer, engaging, warm and very good at interacting with her audience.
Her show is a joyful hour in which we are entertained though the unique point of view of a real medical doctor and a real artist (and an immigrant woman to, which adds many interesting layers to the show). Bravo Stefania!!

Chris Bruce 44 days ago

Stephania's show was very entertaining. Mixing comedy, personal medical stories and some songs. Don't go if you are expecting takes of how bad the NHS is - it's much more a personal story. Enjoyable show by a personable performer.

Nathan 44 days ago

This is an excellent show. Stefania is a great person and personality and the show is really well written with good humour and lots of heart. A perfect afternoon show at the Fringe, go!

Michael T 44 days ago

Stefania Licari’s ‘Medico’ is a hilarious and thought-provoking piece of comedy. Not the typical stand-up show, ‘Medico’ has a strong storyline, and despite - for obvious reasons - the humour being quite morbid at times, Stefania’s performance is charming throughout. I laughed a lot!

Nick 48 days ago

Stefania uses a combination of stand-up, music and theatre to take you through the experiences of an immigrant doctor looking for love. The show doesn’t shy away from the darker aspects of a doctor’s life but Stefania’s humour and charm shine through and her interaction with the audience provided some additional unplanned hilarity too! Get yourself a ticket

Elena Mazzon 49 days ago

Medico is such a comedy gem! Stefania is an excellent performer, and has devised a very clever, witty and entertaining piece of theatre. Make sure you catch her show at the Fringe!

Mike Clarke 51 days ago

An excellent choice for mid-afternoon on a Fringe itinerary. Medico isn't a traditional stand-up show but an expertly paced and crafted collection of funny, medical themed anecdotes and thought-provoking musings. Stefania delivers the material with such insoucient charm and brio that a few hard-hitting points on medicine, the NHS and pendemic, Brexit, the European person's perspective on life in the UK hit home without being polemical.

There's a clever dual themed structure based around subjects in an imaginary medical course interweaved with episodes in Stefania's personal life that engages the audience all the way through. There's also some memorable audience interaction.

If you're looking for an entertaining, uplifting and very original hour then this is just what the doctor ordered.

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Chortle (3/5 stars) 33 days ago

Licari’s personality, energy and sense of fun keep the audience on side

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