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Roald Dahl’s George’s Marvellous Medicine


Riverside Theatre


6 April - 7 April 2018

Event Type

Live Event

Riverside presents a shake & stir theatre co and QPAC Production
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

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

Illustration by Quentin Blake

Ross Balbuziente

Josh McIntosh

Sound Designer
Guy Webster

Lighting Designer
Jason Glenwright

Production Photos by 
Dylan Evans

Johnny Balbuziente
Leon Cain
Tim Dashwood
Nelle Lee
Nick Skubij

Suitable for Years 2 – 6


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


Download information on how to book here: How to Book

Download Riverside’s Risk Assessment here: 2018 Risk Assessment


This production has a strong music focus.

Visual Cues:
This production has strong visual cues giving students a different reference point for comprehension of the narrative or subject matter.

Download information about access at Riverside here: Access at Riverside

Available Dates

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55 minutes (No interval plus 20 minute Q&A for weekday performances)

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