Following last years critically acclaimed sell out debut at Edinburgh Festival last year with ‘When I Grow Up’ Juliette Burton returns to the Gilded Balloon. Her new show “Look At Me” sets to be even more promising, more uplifting and even more enthusiastic. Juliette tackles complex and difficult issues and uses her unique style of comedy to raise mental health awareness. When I Grow Up and Look At Me are also the first and second of a six part series of The Dreamer Series which all explore identity and what defines us.
Juliette’s appearance has changed over the years – she’s been a size 4 and a size 20 and just about everything in between. Now she’s set to change even more. From wearing a hijab to dressing in a provocative manner, being male, being obese or even being old; can changing our outsides change who we are on the inside? And is what we appear to be who we actually are? She will explore what we know about a person from first appearance, the power of the beauty myth and nuances of self-perception…all in one comedy show!
Using power-point presentation, original music and interviews with a diverse range of people (thalidomide, physically disabled, cystic fibrosis suffers, cancer patients, obese people, girls who self-harm, models, 70 year old women, a range of ages, races and genders) this uplifting docu-comedy is a celebration of body confidence and beauty diversity.
Edinburgh based Burton is working closely with the facial disfigurement charity Changing Faces, the body image charity B.O.D.Y, the eating disorder charity B-eat and the Muslim Women’s Association of Edinburgh – all in research for the show.
Juliette is a regular voice on BBC Radio 4 and on BBC Radio Scotland. She starred alongside Janey Godley, Felicity Ward, Harriet Dyer in Feeling Kind of Funny on BBC Radio Scotland earlier this year. She has a web series in development for pilot this autumn called ‘Abi and Gail’. She also featured on John Lloyd’s QI for the Edinburgh Festival last year for the BBC.
If you are looking for a show that not only packs humour, hilarity and jokes but also adds a deep and worldwide message and supports important causes then this is definitely for you. With Juliette’s string of rave reviews and incredible feedback from critics she is clearly a rising star who’s here to pack a punch in the world of comedy and promote her inspiring message along the way.
“effortlessly likeable and a strong actress… delivers a feel-good upbeat hour… a confident step along the route to success for Burton and an entertaining heart warmer for the rest of us.” Steve Bennett CHORTLE (Top 10 show on Chortle 2013)
“An accomplished performer…Entertaining and at times painfully poignant…cleverly-written… Burton takes us on a very personal and honest journey.” HERALD SUN
“Hilarious, touching and poignant…You can’t help but be drawn to Burton’s sense of joy and amazing energy…Burton doesn’t shy away from being achingly honest…it is such honesty that brings her to the next level.” BEAT MAGAZINE ★★★★
“A bubbly demeanor that was really joyful to watch… encapsulating and moving…Burton has great energy and her positive attitude towards life will rub off on you.” SQUIRREL COMEDY
Juliette Burton: Look At Me is at the Gilded Balloon from 30th July – 25th August at 2:45pm (1 hour). Tickets.