In the winter of 1898, an intrepid group of medical students braved the wards of Middlesex Hospital to bring the festive cheer of Christmas to the patients unfortunate enough to be there. The tradition continued, with new students joining every year, and so it was that the MDs Comedy Revue was formed.
Fast forward over a hundred years and the MDs continue to perform every Christmas, now to sell-out audiences of hundreds, and in venues as prestigious as the Bloomsbury Theatre. Fresh from our debut Edinburgh Fringe run and current United Hospitals Comedy Revue Champions for the 2nd year running (meaning we’re the funniest damn medics in London!), come along to a show and take the plunge with auditions in September!
We’re not just about looking for performers though. We pride ourselves on our very own fantastic stage and tech team. They ensure flawless performances at Christmas for our main show, smaller basement sketch shows throughout the year and for our Edinburgh Fringe run too. They are absolutely key to our performances. Want to know how it all looks so professional? Talk to our stage and tech crew.
Of course where would we be without our fabulous writers too? Always on the hunt for the next Mitchell and Webb to walk through the Cruciform doors, our shows wouldn’t exist without someone to write them first. With regular sketch sessions, we’d love for you to join us and riff along as we produce some award winning material with your help!
The MDs are all about family. The society’s alumni that graduated decades ago are still coming back to see shows and join in with alumni dinners and after-show parties. Always looking out for each other and always about the laughs, come along and join us for good times to get you through medical school, memories that will stay with you forever and maybe even a laugh or two along the way.