Humerus: St. George’s Medics Revue

***

3 Stars

Every year for the last few I have sworn off Student Revues. The reason? Basically I am not the demographic they are pitching at, so I’m wasting their time and mine by going. There is usually an exception to this rule and that is St. George’s Medics Revue ‘cause they just go for it with bad taste, witty, irreverent and more mainstream humour than others.

These trainee doctors, heaven help us in the future, seem to have a never ending conveyor belt of performers and writers to perform. I lost count how many were in this troupe of performers, I think 14 including 2 musicians,, shared the workload and most scenes were very short and snappy, and riddled with bad taste, just what the busy audience seemed to lap up.

This was their opening show of a short run, so I expected a few technical problems, forgotten lines or props, but nothing was evident throughout.

If laughter is the best medicine then these prospective doctors are keeping their options open.

***

Reviewed by Geoff

The Spaces on the Mile @ The Radisson V 39

23-28 August

17-00 to 18-00

Fringe Brochure P 70

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5 Responses

  1. Just following on from the well written review of the show I saw today named ‘Humerus’ I was very glad to see it as my final fringe show. The comedy was fast and slick and although there were one or two offensive sketches, it was all that I expected from a medical revue and I will deffinatly come back next year. If you don’t mind being offended and joking about topics such as ‘cancer’ then this show is one to see. C Elliot.

  2. Dear Humerus review, the show was very funny in parts but please if the is one thing you do, remove the cancer sketch. It was not funny. Just plain offensive. My husband has recently passed away from lung cancer and it was upsetting to say the least. Please for the sake of your ratings and future audiences.

  3. Following on from Anne’s comment about St George Medical School review, I would say that the cancer in britian sketch did seem to bring down the humour somewhat in the second half. I would recommend they think carefully about whether to keep it in in future shows. Best wishes N.

  4. Hi everyone,

    I’d just like to let you all know that following on from the reviews, the directors have decided to cut the aforementioned sketch from the show. Today’s show was the first running that omitted said sketch and was a great success. We would like to thank you for coming to watch our show and hope you’ll come to see us again in future years!

    Kind Regards,
    Naim Slim
    St. George’s Medics Revue Musical Director 2010-11

  5. Just wanted to say that todays Revue was brilliant. It was very clever comedy at a very high standard. All that you could want from a sketch comedy show. If this is the future of the nhs, then St George’s is the hospital to go to!

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