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The MDs Comedy Revue, the oldest student revue in the country, consists of a group of medical students who write, direct and perform a variety of songs, sketches and shows alongside our studies.

On New Year's Day 1898(-ish!), an intrepid group of medical students and doctors ventured onto the wards of the Middlesex Hospital to bring some festive cheer to those spending Christmas in hospital. Over the decades that followed the concerts were an annual tradition containing sketch, songs and stand-up. Continuing through the World Wars, the group became known as the Manic Depressives, later performing in the Edward Lewis Theatre of the Middlesex Medical School. Successful theatrical productions followed and after the medical schools of UCH and the Middlesex merged in 1987, The MDs moved to the West End at the Bloomsbury Theatre. Today, the MDs boast Edinburgh Fringe sell-out runs, a successful band ‘the Ectopic Beats’, a stalwart technical team and the accolade of ‘United Hospitals Champion’ for the funniest medical school in London, whilst continuing annual Christmas Shows where it all began, over a century ago.


  • Perform our annual charity christmas show 
  • Tour our rehearsals to a yearly secret venue for a weekend of madness and polishing off sketches
  • Retaining our title as the funniest London-based medical comedy society at the annual United Hospitals Comedy Revue (2009, 2013–present)
  • Take our sketches to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and performing to sell-out crowds
  • Perform at numerous other events throughout the year, from basement shows to headlining Balls!

Come along to a show and take the plunge with annual auditions in September/October. We perform our annual Christmas show in December, compete in the UH cup March/April, as well as numerous other events throughout the year; like and subscribe to updates to make sure you don't miss out!

The MDs wouldn't be complete without its very own in-house band, tackling a challenging and varied repertoire including pop, rock and jazz. . Want to play along with us? Talk to the band or get in touch!

We pride ourselves on our very own fantastic technical crew, who manage all aspects of sound, lighting, video, effects, rigging and stage management. They ensure flawless performances at our Christmas Revue, smaller sketch shows throughout the year and for our Edinburgh Festival Fringe run too. 

With regular sketch sessions, we’d love for you to join us and riff along as we produce some award-winning material with your help! Likewise can you wield a camera to create stunning VTs, or eager to learn from our experienced crew; message us!

The MDs are all about family. The society’s alumni who graduated decades ago are still coming back to see shows and join in with alumni dinners and after-show parties. Always looking out for each other and always about the laughs, come along and join us for good times to get you through medical school, memories that will stay with you forever and maybe even a laugh or two along the way.

Come take part as a writer, technician, musician and/or actor. No prior experience is required! 

MDs Comedy Revue Society have signed the Zero Tolerance to Sexual Harassment Pledge.

Date established: 
December 1898