ANU Med Revue is a musical comedy extravaganza entirely written, produced, directed, choreographed, managed and performed by medical students from the ANU Medical School. Money raised from ticket sales is donated to charity.
This year's Med Revue held at the Canberra Grammar School Theatre from 18-20th May, was again a very successful production which resulted in $14,000 raised for Companion House, a non-government community based organisation that supports adults and children who have sought safety in Australia from persecution, torture and war related trauma.
The script this year entitled Bed Side Story presented the desperate clash of two noble medical streams - sister versus brother, logic versus passion. Two students found themselves torn between what they know inside and the things they really should remember from lectures. On the mean street of Hospital Road in Garran, just by the sausage sizzle, two gangs fought it out for supremacy. Patients, students, consultants, all are swept up. A tragedy, a comedy, will it actually matter?
The opening credits had Canberra officially 'Simpson-ised' in a clever two minute animation produced by medical students Michael Li and Shiva Prakash. The animations that have been developed for Med Revues in recent years have become something of a legend. Amongst the Canberra iconic landmarks featured in this year's opening were the ANU Medical School Florey Building, Canberra Hospital, Canberra Centre, Shine Dome, National Library and even a speed camera van - ANU Med Revue opening credits 2017 YouTube
Last year, our fair city of Canberra took on the landmarks of Westeros in an animation based on the opening credits of HBO's Game of Thrones.
Thank you to everyone that attended and congratulations to all involved in this production.