Fringefeed | 19 Jan 2019

Cabaret Consultations

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.

About the Author

Danica Lamb

Danica is a management consultant and show host on Curtin Radio. As a FRINGE WORLD reviewer since 2016, she’s seen her fair share of puppets, punch lines, flips, feathers, routines and recitals - which means any five-star review is worth spending your bottom dollar on.

Ticket Price $34 - $44

End Date 08 Feb 2020

  • Ticket Price $34 - $44
  • End Date 08 Feb 2020
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Dr Ahmed is funny, multi talented and just so likeable. I wish he was my GP - laughter really is great medicine!

Reviewed by Melissa 2019

Ahmed’s show makes me laugh!!! HAHA 😂

Reviewed by Jasper Brieschke 2019