2023 Edinburgh Fringe

A Shark Ate My Penis: A History of Boys Like Me

Shark Ate My Penis: A History of Boys Like Me. Laser Webber
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14: Gilded Balloon Teviot
Room: Wee Room

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Award-winning writer Laser the Boy presents a one-person musical about the history of trans men and his own transition! Meet Alan Hart, the first trans man to get gender-confirming surgery (in 1917!); Samuel Bundy, whose legend includes a shark, a robbery, and 12 girlfriends; and renowned children's author JK Rowling, for reasons. These characters usher Laser through a life of weddings, divorce, lesbianism, and finally, joy. A fantastically delightful, fun, and heartfelt modern musical. It's nice to watch a show not thinking, 'Well, they could have made this gayer.'

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Scenes of a sexual nature, Strong language/swearing.

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Best-reviewed Edinburgh Fringe shows 2023

Ed Byrne was the best-reviewed stand-up comic performing at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2023, analysis conducted by British Comedy Guide has found.

British Comedy Guide, 4th September 2023

One bare-all Fringe show I might just have to cover

Edinburgh, at this time of year, is not a place for anyone who's easily offended. As I wander around, eyeing the rows of posters advertising Fringe shows, I've been trying to keep track of the weirdest titles. So far, the runaway winner is A Shark Ate My Penis, a one-person musical about the history of trans men.

Clive Davis, The Times, 7th August 2023

Starburst's Ten Hot Edinburgh Fringe Shows 2023

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Ed Fortune, Starburst Magazine, 4th August 2023

The Ultimate List Of LGBTQ Shows At Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Here is just a really long list of shows with LGBTQ themes.

Jamie Wareham, Forbes, 31st July 2023

Recommendations for this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe

A selection of forthcoming Fringe shows.

Chris Omaweng, London Theatre 1, 23rd July 2023

EdFringe Talk: A Shark Ate My Penis: A History of Boys Like Me

"I started reading these books about trans guys from the last 300 years in the UK & US - and their stories really made me feel seen, validated, like I was part of something."

Dan Lentell, Get Your Coats On, 2nd July 2023

Performances

Date Time Venue
8th Aug 2023 18:00 Gilded Balloon Teviot (Wee Room)
9th Aug 2023 18:00 Gilded Balloon Teviot (Wee Room)
10th Aug 2023 18:00 Gilded Balloon Teviot (Wee Room)
11th Aug 2023 18:00 Gilded Balloon Teviot (Wee Room)
12th Aug 2023 18:00 Gilded Balloon Teviot (Wee Room)
13th Aug 2023 18:00 Gilded Balloon Teviot (Wee Room)
14th Aug 2023 18:00 Gilded Balloon Teviot (Wee Room)
16th Aug 2023 18:00 Gilded Balloon Teviot (Wee Room)
17th Aug 2023 18:00 Gilded Balloon Teviot (Wee Room)
18th Aug 2023 18:00 Gilded Balloon Teviot (Wee Room)
19th Aug 2023 18:00 Gilded Balloon Teviot (Wee Room)
20th Aug 2023 18:00 Gilded Balloon Teviot (Wee Room)
21st Aug 2023 18:00 Gilded Balloon Teviot (Wee Room)
22nd Aug 2023 18:00 Gilded Balloon Teviot (Wee Room)
23rd Aug 2023 18:00 Gilded Balloon Teviot (Wee Room)
24th Aug 2023 18:00 Gilded Balloon Teviot (Wee Room)
25th Aug 2023 18:00 Gilded Balloon Teviot (Wee Room)
26th Aug 2023 18:00 Gilded Balloon Teviot (Wee Room)
27th Aug 2023 18:00 Gilded Balloon Teviot (Wee Room)
28th Aug 2023 18:00 Gilded Balloon Teviot (Wee Room)

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