Overview

Roald Dahl’s
George’s Marvellous Medicine
Adapted for the stage by shake & stir theatre co

Direct from a sold-out season at the Sydney Opera House, George’s Marvellous Medicine returns to QPAC packed to the rafters with even more mischief, music, magic and mammoth laughs. Just remember – do not try this at home!

What starts as just another boring day for George quickly turns into a marvellous experiment of epic proportions! Cleverly adapted from the much loved book by Roald Dahl, George’s Marvellous Medicine bounds off the page in a spectacular live show for the whole family.

On a good day, George can’t stand his Grandma. She complains all the time, she’s mean and she smells funny. On this particular day, Grandma is much more annoying than usual and George has had enough. “George – make me a cup of tea! George – rub my feet! George – stop growing!” Ugh. Wanting to put an end to her constant nagging, George creates a special medicine, greater than any medicine in the history of the world. What he doesn’t expect is that this medicine may actually work – just not in the way he thinks...

The award-winning team behind the multi-Helpmann Award nominated Australian production of Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts brings you this new stage adaptation from the wacky mind of the World’s No. 1 Storyteller.

Director Ross Balbuziente
Designer Josh McIntosh
Sound Designer Guy Webster
Lighting Designer Jason Glenwright

Featuring Johnny Balbuziente, Leon Cain, Tim Dashwood, Nelle Lee & Nick Skubij

“A world-class performance with fantastic acting and wonderfully choreographed lighting and set design.” Scenestr
“Yet another success for acclaimed theatre company shake & stir.” The Sunday Mail
  • AGE RECOMMENDATION:

    Ages 6 to 106 (Grandparents beware)

  • WARNING:

    Haze, smoke and strobe effects, loud music. Please note that no animals (or Grandmas) will be harmed in the staging of this production.

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Presented by shake & stir theatre co and QPAC 



Pricing Guide

ADMISSION ALL TICKETS $36.90 GROUPS OF 4+ [ALLOCATION EXHAUSTED] $30.90
SCHOOLS i ADMISSION $25 1 TEACHER FREE PER 10 STUDENTS
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TEACHERS

  • EDUCATION

    AGES 6+

    CURRICULUM LINKS/PRIMARY

    Storytelling, Novel Study, Playbuilding, Design Elements

    CURRICULUM LINKS/SECONDARY DRAMA

    Transformation of Text, Children’s Theatre, Ensemble Theatre, Magical Realism, Set Design

    A perfect example of Children’s Theatre for your students. Through shake & stir’s unique approach to storytelling your students will witness a performance of Children’s Theatre, Ensemble Theatre and Magical Realism helping to deepen their understanding and providing an excellent example of how a text can be transformed for the stage. With striking & transformative set, lighting and sound design and clever manipulation of the elements of performance/drama, this production promises to engage and inspire your students.

    GENERAL CAPABILITIES

    Literacy, Critical & Creative Thinking, Personal & Social Capability, Ethical Understanding

    A COMPREHENSIVE TEACHER’S RESOURCE KIT with pre and post classroom activities, compiled by shake & stir’s Education Manager Naomi Russell is available for all school bookings.

    To download AUSTRALIAN PRIMARY CURRICULUM LINKS click here.


Reviews

Media Reviews

"A triumph." By Aussie Theatre

"shake & stir have done it again! This show is a hit. If you can get a seat, grab one!" By Stage Whispers

"World class wicked fun! shake & stir – still the best storytellers in the biz." By XS Entertainment