23 Apr 2016

Juliette Burton: bodies, disorders and comedy

From Saturday Morning, 10:10 am on 23 April 2016
Juliette Burton

Juliette Burton. Photo: supplied

Juliette Burton is an award-winning writer and performer makes work that asks us to question how we perceive ourselves and how we perceive others.

It's a question she has struggled with all her life. A long struggle with eating disorders left her close to death, and in and out of hospital during her teenage years.

Like many people she still finds body image difficult.

Using her experiences she aims to use her performance to bring our darkest thoughts to life, and look at the light side of them.

She is a supporter of the mental health charity Mind, an ambassador for eating disorder charity B-eat, and has worked with the facial disfigurement charity Changing Faces and body dysmorphic disorder charity BODY.

Her stand-up comedy show show Look At Me received five-star reviews in the UK press in 2014, was an official sold out show at Edinburgh Fringe 2015,

Burton is bringing her show to the 2016 NZ International Comedy Festival in Auckland (3-7 May) and Wellington  (10-14 May).

She talks to Charlotte Graham ahead of her visit here.