Juliette Burton is an award-winning performer, writer, presenter and broadcast journalist.
Juliette’s performed three solos shows, When I Grow Up, Look At Me and Decision Time, at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with total sold out runs in 2015 and 2016. Her shows tour the UK and internationally with repeatedly sold out shows to critical and audience acclaim. She’s performed at Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival and New Zealand International Comedy Festival. In 2015 Juliette won the Argus Angel Award at the Brighton Fringe for Look At Me. She’s performed at Edinburgh Festival since 2009 and self-produced in 2011-2014.
Juliette’s TV and radio credits include The One Show (BBC One), This Morning (ITV), Skin Deep (BBC Radio Scotland) and Feeling Kind Of Funny (BBC Radio Scotland). Juliette played the lead role in SuperMum, directed by Lisa Gifford, which premiered at the 2015 Raindance Film Festival.
As a writer, Juliette has contributed to Cosmopolitan, The Huffington Post and the BBC News.
Juliette’s an ambassador for mental health charities Rethink, Mind and B-eat.
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Juliette Burton is a multi award-winning comedian, actress, writer, performer, presenter and ex-BBC broadcast journalist.
Juliette’s show Decision Time sold 99% of all tickets for her full run at Edinburgh Fringe 2016. The show was officially sold out every day of the run and received critical and audience acclaim. Decision Time tours in UK and will appear at Adelaide Fringe 2017.
Juliette’s show Look At Me received 5 star reviews in national press in 2014 and was an official sold out show at Edinburgh Fringe 2015. She was nominated for the Talk of the Town Award for Cultural Impact by Scotland’s largest independent arts and culture magazine The Skinny. In May 2015 Juliette received the Argus Angel Award for Artistic Excellence at the Brighton Fringe 2015 for her updated performance of Look At Me. In March 2016, Juliette performed Look At Me at Adelaide Fringe, with sold out performances. READ LOOK AT ME REVIEWS HERE
Her debut solo show When I Grow Up was a 5 star, sell-out hit at Edinburgh Fringe 2013 and featured on ‘John Lloyd’s Quite Interesting Edinburgh’ as part of BBC Comedy Presents. She toured Australia for 3 months in 2014 with the show including a run at the Adelaide Fringe and continues to receive critical and audience acclaim for her performances. READ WHEN I GROW UP REVIEWS HERE
Juliette is a spokesperson for the Be Real Campaign thanks to her work on Look At Me. She has appeared on ITV’s This Morning with Philip Schofield and Amanda Holden, as well as on London Live and is a regular contributor to programmes on BBC Radio Scotland. She presented at the Body Confidence Awards 2014 held at the House of Commons alongside Gok Wan, columnist Viv Groskop and Jameela Jamil.
Juliette has gone on to work with TV & radio production companies on projects, some of which are currently in development. She continues to tour the UK and worldwide whilst also developing future shows in the Dreamer Series.
Mace and Burton: From 2011 to 2014 Juliette performed as one half of comedy duo Mace and Burton. Their show Rom Com Con won the Argus Angel Award for Excellence and was Top Nominee for the Best Comedy in The Latest Awards at Brighton Fringe 2012, was a Top 5 free show at Edinburgh fringe 2012 (The List) and a Top 10 true-life comedy (Chortle). Mace and Burton also performed at the Adelaide Fringe Festival 2014. Juliette continues to write and work with Lizzy Mace.
Mental health – Juliette has a lifelong history of mental health problems. She was diagnosed with OCD, acute anxiety, manic depression, bipolar, anorexia, bulimia, compulsive overeating disorder. She has experienced psychosis and agoraphobia as well as social anxiety disorder. She was an inpatient in mental hospitals/clinics 4 times, and sectioned under the mental health act aged 17. Read more about mental health here.
She’s still in therapy, now blogs for Time to Change, MindFull and is a supporter of mental health charity Mind. She’s an ambassador for eating disorder charity B-eat and has worked with the facial disfigurement charity Changing Faces and body dysmorphic disorder charity B.O.D.Y.
Juliette is an informed speaker and able to talk confidently on the subject of mental health, using her experiences and strength to offer hope.