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Demi Nandhra

The Trauma Show


Book tickets

Wheelchair accessible icon Audio Described BSL Relaxed performance

Tuesday 22 – Sunday 27 August
4.05 – 5.05pm
Summerhall – Venue access information
Suitable for ages 14+

Audio described performance: Wednesday 23 August
Captioned performance:
Thursday 24 August
BSL performance: Saturday 26 August
Sensitive content: Audience participation, contains distressing or potentially triggering themes, strong language, performer goes into audience area, scenes of violence


Show Description

“Have you ever trauma dumped? TikTok tells me this show might do that but don’t worry we can just trauma bond”.

Demi is obsessed with childhood trauma: naming it, analysing it, healing from it, and getting on stage to perform it. That last one might be a trauma response, but you can decide that. Entering her 30’s Demi expected to be more whole, more healed, to not still feel like a child. Because trauma lives in the body and the body keeps the score, and we all know what that means.

Disclaimer: Demi doesn’t know what that means.


Back of a South Asian woman’s head against a candyfloss pink background. Black hair is covered in early 2000s inspired hair slides, butterfly clips. One silver hair clip reads the word ‘TRAUMA’. White plastic beads stuck to the back of the woman's neck also spell out the word 'TRAUMA'.
The Trauma Show by Demi Nandhra. Image by Tom Kennedy.

The Trauma Show by Demi Nandhra trailer