Edinburgh Fringe: Become a Sexy Refugee in 5 Easy Steps


New Town Theatre
The Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas, Edinburgh Fringe

Top academics, dangerous ideas and your host comedian Susan Morrison. Dr Lina Fadel (Heriot-Watt University) asks why there’s a double standard at the UK border and in media coverage for refugees. And Professor Patricia Casey (University College Dublin and Hermitage Medical Clinic)questions the prevalence of mental health disorders. Is being overly focussed on ourselves and mistaking appropriate sadness and worry for psychiatric disorder resulting in unnecessary pill popping and the growth of a therapy culture?

Part of the Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas, a collaboration between the four Edinburgh Universities - Take top academics, contentious research, add a comedian and it's the force of nature that is the Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas (CoDI). Now in its 11th year, CoDI drags academics out of their ivory towers to debate today's burning issues and cutting edge research with audiences at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and monthly at the Strand Comedy Club.