Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts

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Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts

Venue Riverside Theatre
Dates 15 October - 16 October 2015

Adapted for stage by shake & stir theatre co

Think you know the stories of The Three Little Pigs, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, Goldilocks and Jack and the Beanstalk? Think again! 

Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts bursts off the page in a spectacular new live show, taking the world’s best-loved fairy tales and rearranging them with some unexpected and hilarious twists. A visual feast that combines a rocking sound track, immersive lighting design, dance, song, shadow puppetry and four of the country’s best comic actors who bring over 40 characters to life. 

This fast-moving, always surprising show is a celebration of the world’s number one storyteller. Hailed by audiences and critics alike, Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts has been described as ‘flawlessly funny… beautifully gratifying, clever stuff’ (Weekend Notes) and ‘…delights and revolts… the audience lapped it up…’ (The Courier-Mail). 

Seriously funny and frighteningly silly, Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts is the perfect entertainment for your students. 

Established in 2006, shake & stir is one of Australia’s leading contemporary theatre companies specialising in the creation of new work. shake & stir have produced a suite of award winning productions including Statespeare (2011 Helpmann Award nomination – Best Children’s Work), Animal Farm (2011 Matilda Awards – Best Independent Production, Best Direction) and Tequila Mockingbird (2013 Matilda Awards – Best Mainstage Production, Gold Matilda Award) and now their latest production is sure to delight and disgust in equal measures. 

Visit the Official Roald Dahl Website, which is packed with information and up to date news from the World of Roald Dahl:

Recommendation: Ages 8+

Dates & Times:
Thursday 15 October 6pm
Friday 16 October 10am & 12:30pm – PLUS Q&A

Shake+Stir AustraliaCouncil ARTOUR LaBoite



$20 per student/additional teacher (1 teacher free per 20 students)
Schools – Please download and fill out the booking form


shake & stir are renowned for their youthful, fresh and energetic adaptations of classic texts- and this production is no exception! They launch Roald Dahl headfirst into the modern world (where he sits so comfortably) with their zany costumes, rock style music and fantastic production values, sure to make your students engage, delight and relate. Not only is it a perfect connection to the English syllabus for poetry and rhyme, but it also links nicely to the Creative Arts – Drama syllabus as students will see the actors take on multiple roles and use some excellent physical theatre techniques in their characterisation and storytelling.


STEP 1. Download & Complete Booking Form

Primary Schools Booking Form

Secondary Schools Booking Form

All bookings require a completed Booking Form. Risk assessments and education support materials (where provided) are available online. If you are from a Priority Funded School, please contact us regarding possible ticket subsidies that may be available to you.

STEP 2. Send your Booking Form to Us

Fax or e-mail your booking form to Riverside Education:

Fax: 02 9683 3267
Scan and E-mail:
Mail: Jodie Benbrook, Riverside Education, PO Box 3636, Parramatta NSW 2124.

N.B. Please do not send any payments with your booking form. Riverside will confirm your booking and then forward an invoice for your deposit. Bookings are made in strict order of receipt of booking form.

STEP 3. Riverside will Confirm your Booking

Riverside will confirm your booking and invoice the school for a $125 deposit. Teachers receive complimentary seating on a 20:1 ratio (unless otherwise specified). Once you have paid your deposit, your booking is secure. You can request changes to student numbers up to 4 weeks prior to the performance.

STEP 4. Final Payment

Riverside will invoice you for the balance, payable 4 school weeks before your performance or workshop date. At that stage student numbers are final. Bookings cannot be held if your final payment is not received and the deposit is forfeited. An increase of numbers is possible after the final payment day and is subject to availability.

STEP 5. Final Information Sent to Schools

A letter of confirmation will be issued instead of individual tickets if you attending a performance that has been allocated as a schools matinee. For other general public performances, you will be issued with tickets which you will be required to collect from Box Office before the performance. Prior to your visit, we will send you detailed information via email to ensure you have a hassle-free excursion. This will include updating you on any possible changes to times or more detailed information as it emerges from the rehearsal process. Please ensure you have given a valid email address on your booking form.

STEP 6. Attend and Enjoy!

Seating at schools performances is general admission and schools will be asked to enter the theatre as a group. We advise arriving at the theatre approximately 30 mins prior to your performance.

Terms and Conditions

The following Terms and Conditions apply for each Riverside Education performance booking:

  • A non-refundable deposit of $125 is to be paid within 14 days of the booking being confirmed by Riverside;
  • Changes to student numbers must be in writing and no later than school 4 weeks prior to the performance;
  • Final payment is due 4 school weeks prior to the performance;
  • Any changes to student numbers after this time are at the discretion of Riverside and subject to availability;
  • The booking is made on behalf of the school and the school accepts liability to make payments on the due dates.

Please note all school bookings made within 4 school weeks of a performance date must be paid in full within 1 week of confirmation and are final. There are no refunds or changes to numbers or dates on these bookings. If you have concerns about meeting the terms and conditions, please contact the Community Relations & Education Coordinator on 8839 3308.


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1 hour (No interval) – Plus 15 minute Q&A

Ticket Prices

All Single Tickets $22
Group 4+ $20
Student/Teacher $20

Transaction fees apply

Phone $4.60
Web $3.60
Counter $2.60
Screen $1.65
School Bookings $4.00