Doctor In The House

Doctor In The House
Directed by Dr. Ahmed Kazmi. FringeWorld. The Moon, Northbridge, WA. Feb 5-9, 2015

Doctor in the House, which has just finished its FringeWorld season in Perth, started a little late, which given that this show is about life as a General Practitioner, is perhaps unsurprising.

Billed as a comedy, it might better be described as a cabaret, but as we are told, they don't sell as well as Comedy, and our performer Dr. Ahmed Kazmi is determined to raise as much money as possible for the Cancer Council.

Hilariously funny, disarmingly honest, intelligent and surprising, Doctor Ahmed's first foray into stand-alone performance is a delight. This British born doctor of (I'm guessing) Indian or Pakistani descent, gives us lots of insight into being a doctor and being new to Australia and lets us know lots about himself.

I don't think it will be giving too much away, to tell you that the doctor can also sing. Community theatres take note: this good looking brown man sings up a storm, is beautifully expressive and is amazing at accents, you should grab him between comedy gigs.

I highly recommend that Adelaide audiences rush out to get tickets for Doctor In The House which sold out here in Perth. No doubt we will see the good doctor in Perth again soon.

Kimberley Shaw

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