Will You Hold My Hand?

Underbelly at Cowgate
56 Cowgate (entraces on Cowgate and Victoria Street), Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH1 1EG
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Will You Hold My Hand? is about WE ARE GOOSE's comedy hero, Scottish surgeon and anatomist John Hunter (1728-1793), the revolutionary scientist who brought major advances in the studies of human teeth, digestion, gunshot wounds and venereal diseases, which have had a lasting impact on modern medicine. Less well known however, is Hunter's darker side: despite being the leading doctor of his day as Royal Surgeon to George III, his ethically dubious approach raised eyebrows then as now - think graverobbings and murders. Add to that his bouts of wild experimentation, botched attempts at cryogenics and transplantation, an obsessive love of animals, a self-innoculation that went horribly wrong and an over familiarity with the star of a travelling freak show... and you have one comedy legend.

Edinburgh Fringe Festival