Pictured: Students Kate Anderson, Hayley Dyke, Shane Cameron, Christina Mullany (rear), Beatrice Dowsett, Inca Hutchinson and Tahmina Lata as they will appear in their performance of Harry Doppler and the X-Ray's Shadow at the Gordon Theatre tonight. Credit: GREG TOTMAN
UOW medical students have swapped the operating theatre for the Gordon Theatre this weekend, with the annual Med Revue at the Illawarra Performing Arts Centre.
More than 25 students from the medical program have been working since last November to write, produce and stage Harry Doppler and the X-Ray's Shadow, a Harry Potter-themed musical.
"The show follows a group of first-year medical students through their first days," director Hayley Dyke said.
"The cast is from across the medical faculty. We've got one graduate who is now working as a medical intern, down to first-year students."
The two-hour production played at the IPAC's Gordon Theatre last night and is on again tonight.
With the intense study workload medical school demands, Ms Dyke said the med revue offered students an enjoyable, creative outlet.
"It's a bit of stress relief," she said.
"It promotes camaraderie and brings us all together, and it's just fun."
Proceeds will go to a local charity. See merrigong.com.au for ticket details.