Riverside presents a shake & stir theatre co and QPAC Production
ROALD DAHL’S GEORGE’S MARVELLOUS MEDICINE
Adapted for the stage by shake & stir theatre co
What starts as just another boring day for George quickly turns into a marvellous experiment of epic proportions! The much loved book by Roald Dahl bounds off the page in this spectacular live show.
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!”. 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 production of Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts (2015) bring you this brand new stage adaptation from the wacky mind of the World’s No. 1 Storyteller. Direct from a sold-out season at the Sydney Opera House, George’s Marvellous Medicine is packed to the rafters with mischief, music, magic and mammoth laughs. Just remember – do not try this at home!
Please Note: This production contains haze, smoke, strobe effects and loud music. No animals (or Grandmas) will be harmed in the staging of this production.
Suitable for: Ages 6 – 106 (Grandparents beware)
Dates & Times:
Friday 6 April at 10:15am & 12:30pm
GENERAL PUBLIC SHOWS
Saturday 7 April at 2pm & 6:30pm
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. Tour supported by arTour, an initiative of the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet.
Visit the Official Roald Dahl Website, which is packed with information and up to date news from the World of Roald Dahl, by clicking through to roalddahl.com
Illustration by Quentin Blake
Production Photos by
Suitable for Years 2 – 6
FROM THE PROGRAM COORDINATOR
We are proud to have shake & stir back in our Primary Program and doing another Roald Dahl. Known for large scale dazzling spectacles, shake & stir’s shows are just what the doctor ordered when it comes to exciting young people. This will be theatrical magic with learning that students can swallow. After all, who fills the prescription of ‘texts that are widely regarded as quality literature’ more than Dahl?
Download the Curriculum Links here: Roald Dahl’s George’s Marvellous Medicine Curriculum Links
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Download Riverside’s Risk Assessment here: 2018 Risk Assessment
This production has a strong music focus.
This production has strong visual cues giving students a different reference point for comprehension of the narrative or subject matter.
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