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Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas

The Cabaret of Dangerous is a blend of controversial academic research, audience interaction, and a dash of comedy at the world’s largest arts festival!

 Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas 2021 (photo credit to Eddie Middleton).
Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas 2021 (photo credit to Eddie Middleton).

The Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas (CODI) has been running since 2013. This is a collaborative effort between the four universities in Edinburgh (coordinated through the Beltane Public Engagement Network and curated by the University of Edinburgh), Fair Pley (an arts production company) and Susan Morrison (stand-up comedian and professional entertainer).

CODI takes public engagement into the thick of the world’s largest arts festival: the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and provides opportunities for audiences to discuss and debate cutting edge and controversial research with experts.

Find out more

Training and mentorship is provided. To find out more, including details of upcoming shows visit www.cabaretofdangerousideas.com. You can also check out clips from some of the online shows that took place during 2020 on YouTube.