The government may have ditched the $7 GP co-payment, but Australia’s current health care system still leaves a lot to be desired. In fact it’d almost be funny, if your life didn’t literally depend on it. But you should at least get some laughs out of satirical musical Grey’s Lobotomy, a cheesy but high energy production set in a grim public hospital that skewers patients, doctors and administrators alike.
Opening at St Kilda’s Alex Theatre on Friday, July 10, this new show from local writer-director Xavier Brouwer follows Nurse Victoria Grey as she fights off penny-pinching bureaucrats, lascivious coworkers, uncooperative patients and The Grim Reaper himself. The show features 14 original songs including a show stopping number about bed shortages, an all-singing all-dancing cast featuring at least one actual doctor, and earned strong reviews during an early run at RMIT’s Kaleide Theatre. That being said, anyone currently battling illness should probably steer well clear.
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