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Working in the medical profession can be a stressful business, especially when you are dealing daily with situations involving life and death. That's why it is no surprise that some of the staff working for Barwon Health like to let off a bit of steam each year and perform in pantomime shows as a way of breaking up their gruelling schedules.
Medimime Productions Incorporated is made up of people who work for Barwon Health and the Geelong Hospital. Along with their family and friends, the employees (which include doctors, nurses, registrars, therapists and many other specialists) put together a show every year, with all proceeds going towards the purchasing of new equipment for Barwon Health.
Established in 1974, this non-profit organisation relies heavily on volunteer support in order to produce the cast and crew for each performance.
The shows will be performed in the Drama Theatre at GPAC
Over the years, Medimime Productions Inc. has produced many high-calibre, family-friendly shows, including Jack And The Beanstalk, Robinson Crusoe, The Queen Of Hearts and The Grinch.
This year, they will be performing a new interpretation of King Arthur, telling the story of the famous medieval royal from Camelot.
Barwon Health will receive all proceeds from the show
When King Arthur travels to the New Forest to go stag hunting, little does he know that he is opening up an opportunity for his arch-nemesis Mordred the Merciless to seize his kingdom, his sword Excalibur and his girl Guinevere. What follows is a hilarious romp through medieval times, as King Arthur, along with the inept Knights of The Round Table and Merlin the Magician, attempt to take back Camelot and save the day.
Using a variety of modern and well-known music, as well as dancing and comedy, King Arthur is suitable for the whole family and even involves a little bit of audience participation (just to make the experience more exciting). The show will be performed at the Geelong Performing Arts Centre (GPAC), and will also include some matinee performances.
This is a great opportunity to support our local medical staff, and witness the secret talents they possess outside the hospital walls.
Show times are as follows: Friday 23 November 7.30pm
Saturday 24 November 1pm
Saturday 24 November 5.30pm
Thursday 29 November 6pm
Friday 30 November 7.30pm
Saturday 1 December 1pm
Saturday 1 December 5.30pm