Stefania Licari: Medico

Comedy (stand-up)

  • Underbelly, Bristo Square - Dexter
  • 16:15
  • Aug 27
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Stefania Licari
  • Warnings and additional info: Audience participation, Contains distressing or potentially triggering themes, Scenes of a sexual nature, Strong language/swearing
  • Accessibility: 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 are not allowed in the venue
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


Award-winning comedian and NHS doctor, Stefania Licari, returns to star in a fresh, updated take on her hit show Medico. A one-woman show that marries stand-up, song, and physical comedy. Join her on a hilarious journey into the world of medicine, immigration and what it means to be a female Italian doctor in the UK. **** ( **** ( **** ( **** (Morning Star). ‘Dr Licari is blessed with huge reserves of charm and warmth. Her show is a joy to experience’ (Spectator).

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  • Accessible entry: There are 19 steps into this venue if not taking the lift.
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  • Stairs: 11- 20
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Shanshan Li 103 days ago

Really hilarious. Recommended.

Michael 113 days ago

A fantastic comedian who entertains her audience without relying on crude humour for cheap laughs. The show is incredibly funny, while some serious topics give it a lot of depth. A great show by a very charming doctor/comedian!

Gen Fulton 113 days ago

The show left me laughing inside for several days after going. Between comparing the two cultures and what it’s really like inside the NHS, I must say she hit the nail on the head with respect to being a medical professional inside of that kind of bureaucracy. As an American, I have my own lens through which I see British and Italian culture, and she unwittingly puts the words succinctly into stereotypical British versus Italian culture. I’d like all of my friends in medicine or who are single and dating in the UK to see this for validation and for a hard laugh!

Jim Hooker 114 days ago

This is actually the second time I’ve seen Medico, a testament to how good this show is.
This show is so well written and directed, Stefania takes you on a perfectly crafted and personal journey to show the life of an NHS doctor, immigrant and very funny person. I laughed, I even cried a bit.

Kirsty 114 days ago

The show was missing a clear storyline and felt scattered at times. Certain bits felt hypocritical and lacking in self awareness. e.g. jokes made about the “racism” she faced in the NHS, explaining to us how they “wouldn’t say to an Indian” (actually they would probably say that and worse). Or the commentary on British vs Italian men (overflowing with stereotypes) followed by a segment bemoaning Italian stereotypes aimed at her. Lastly, I’d just offer a revision on the definition of racism (R=P+P). She seemed enthusiastic and well intentioned, but at the moment I wouldn’t recommend the show. Not sure how much that was coloured by our experience as minority female medics in the NHS, hoping to be seen and feeling underwhelmed.

Martha 120 days ago

Such a joyful show! Had a great time! Go see Stefania ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Theatre, Films and Arts (4/5 stars) 104 days ago

Laughter is one the best medicines so check in to an hour’s appointment and catch Medico at the Edinburgh Fringe.

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