It’s one for the doctors and the dreamers! Dr Ahmed dazzles in an hour of delight.
FRINGE WORLD often brings with it the most ludicrous, bedazzled, nonsensical madness that take the audience into a world far, far away.
Dr Ahmed on the other hand reminds us of what it means to be ourselves – to be human in the purest form.
To be human is to be vulnerable, to laugh at yourself and defy the haters and follow your dreams.
The musical medic takes us on a journey from his early years to the present day working as a doctor in Perth.
The hour is packed with heart-warming tales of a young doctor’s pursuit to better the community and save lives – and all the life lessons that come with interacting with people at their most exposed moments.
The show is a celebration of the career path that any doctor, nurse, physio or dentist will relate to while the rest of us can only sit back and think “Oh my goodness, it’s really like that?”.
Dr Ahmed puts his heart on his sleeve for us to observe – adorned with charm, charisma and a voice that fills the room.
The jazzy songs he performs are lovingly rewritten with lyrics about the ED or Medical School but at times it is difficult to follow.
While we embraced lyrics on a screen to sing an acapella tune, the other songs could have benefited from the same treatment, especially for a crowd as large as that of the Spiegeltent.
The doctor’s sass shines through as golden as his sequined jacket, although some quips are too quick or swallowed under the next sentence to be heard and have you asking the person next to you “What did he say?”.
It was these cheeky moments the audience clung onto and truly gave an insight into Ahmed’s comedic prowess.
I can’t wait to see Dr Ahmed’s next show and hear more about his Islamic upbringing, views on Brexit and his experiences working as a GP in Midland – myself and the rest of Perth I’m sure.