Sophie Collins tells us about the upcoming MedRevue extravaganza.
What’s the first thing you think of when you hear the words “med student”? If your answer includes the phrase “studies a lot” or “always talks about gross body parts at the dinner table”, then I can’t really blame you. But if that is the case, you might also be surprised to learn that for the last 3 and a half months, a dedicated group of 70 medical students have been working on something that involves no studying or gross body parts whatsoever; the 2015 University of Newcastle MedRevue!
If you’ve never heard of MedRevue before, it’s an annual theatrical production entirely written, directed, and performed by Newcastle’s medical students. In the past few years, MedRevue has grown from being a collection of individual skits to a complete production, featuring the best in medicine’s acting, singing, dancing and musical talent. This year’s show boasts a record-breaking number of students in every role from chorus members to props designers. And, just like last year, 100 per cent of our show’s profits will be donated to Fair Go For Kids – a not-for-profit organisation that provides support to Newcastle and Hunter Valley children who are disadvantaged or living with a disability.
So what is this year’s MedRevue all about? Allow me to introduce Medicine, Inc – a renowned hospital/corporation with an innovative approach to patient care. The 2015 MedRevue will see Medicine, Inc open its doors and introduce audiences to a whole host of characters. Some – including Professor Waternoose, Doctors Sullivan and Wazowski, and their young patient Boo – will be familiar to Pixar fans while others may come as a surprise. But whether you love musicals, medicine or monsters, MedRevue 2015 is sure to have something for you! Don’t miss out: tickets are on sale NOW.
Medicine, Incorporated: we cure because we care.
MedRevue will be proudly presented by the University of Newcastle Medical Society on August 20 & 21. Tickets are $10 for UNMS members and $15 for non-UNMS members. In the meantime, follow us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/UoNMedRevue) or catch us on Snapchat (@medrevueuon)!
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