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Dr. Bonk's Macarbaret


Dr. Bonk's Macarbaret


52 West Port (Just off of Grassmarket)
Main Room: AUG 22-26 at 22:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

Dr. Bonk's Macarbaret

Scotland's silliest surgeon, Dr. Bonk, presents the Macarbaret: an evening of drag, burlesque, music, comedy, and medical mayhem, starring the not-so-good doctor and an all-sorts assortment of spooky performers! There'll be laughs and scares galore as anything goes in this madcap hour of madness!

From the mind of critically acclaimed comedian Eliott Simpson comes this new nightmarish masterpiece! After a successful SOLD OUT run at the 2022 Edinburgh Horror Festival, Dr. Bonk has now set his sights on the Edinburgh Fringe with a whole new host of horrors to play with!

Join the undead plague Doctor, Dr. Bonk, his unseen ghostly narrator, and his sinister selection of spine-chilling acts! Every night the mad Doctor unveils 4 new all different performers. They'll make you laugh, cry, scream and laugh again, often all at once. Expect the unexpected, and come on in. The Doctor will see you now!

. SOLD OUT SHOW - Edinburgh Horror Festival 2022

. "Infectiously Funny" (The Indiependent)

. "Offbeat, wacky and unpredictable" (The Wee Review)****

. "The most hi-concept MC’ing you’ll ever see" (Neurodiverse Review) ****

. “Accessible and absurd” (Norwich Radical)

. "Weird as f**k" (Janey Godley)

. " a refreshingly different addition to your must-see comedy list" (EdfringeReview)****

. "Wonderfully intense, awkward and infinitely funny" (The Fringe Queer) ****

. “Smashing”(Team GreenJacket) *****

This year we have two entry methods: Free & Unticketed or Pay What You Can
Free & Unticketed: Entry to a show is first-come, first served at the venue - just turn up and then donate to the show in the collection at the end.
Pay What You Can: For these shows you can book a ticket to guarantee entry and choose your price from the Fringe Box Office, up to 30 mins before a show. After that all remaining space is free at the venue on a first-come, first-served bases. Donations for walk-ins at the end of the show.