An Abbey Theatre and Gina Moxley co-production, in association with Pan Pan

The Patient Gloria (Edinburgh)

1 - 25 August 2019

by Gina Moxley

Booking Information

Dates: 1 – 25 August
Traverse Theatre as part of Edinburgh Fringe

Time: Various

Tickets: £9 – £22

Running Time: 1 hour 25 minutes

Age Guidance: 16+ 


After a sold-out world premiere last year, Gina Moxley’s ‘experimental extravaganza’ is going to this year’s Edinburgh Fringe.

Inspired by the 1965 films Three Approaches To Psychotherapy (The Gloria films), this provocative and upfront meditation on therapy and female desire, in a new political context where misogyny is the winning ticket, is a mash-up of re-enactment, real footage, lived experience and a punk gig.

An experimental extravaganza featuring ‘the bawdiest performance of the year’, The Patient Gloria is ‘very funny, very explicit and very sobering’. And therapeutic. It’s very therapeutic.

#ThePatientGloria at the Edinburgh Fringe is supported by Culture Ireland.

WINNER – 2019 Scotsman Fringe First Award
WINNER – 2019 Herald Angels Award

1 – 25 August at Traverse Theatre, as part of Edinburgh Fringe


'bold, brilliant and highly original'
The Scotsman

'cathartic and anarchic'
The Stage

'Grabs psychiatry by the balls'
Fest Magazine

'Male psychotherapists feel the heat in pantomimic telling of a true story'
The Guardian

'wonderfully quirky'
Evening Standard

'extraordinary… wicked and witty'
The Scotsman

'very funny, very explicit, and very sobering'
Sunday Independent

'The bawdiest performance this year'

'This experimental extravaganza is stuffed with sheer theatrical originality'
Irish Independent

'Moments of true hilarity and brilliance'
Irish Independent




Photography © Luca Truffarelli


  • Cast: Gina Moxley
  • Cast: Liv O’Donoghue
  • Musician: Jane Deasy
  • Writer: Gina Moxley
  • Director: John McIlduff
  • Choreographer: Liv O'Donoghue
  • Set Design: Andrew Clancy
  • Costume Design: Sarah Bacon
  • Sound Design: Adam Welsh
  • Lighting Design: Sinéad Wallace
  • AV Design: Conan McIvor
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