George’s Marvellous Medicine
by Roald Dahl
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! 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 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 giant laughs. Just remember – do not try this at home!

Ages 6 – 106 (Grandparents beware)

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

Featuring: Johnny Balbuziente, Leon Cain, Nelle Lee, Bryan Probets and Nick Skubij.

A world-class performance with fantastic acting and wonderfully choreographed lighting and set design. Scenestr

Yet another success for acclaimed Brisbane theatre company shake & stir. The Sunday Mail

They’ve done it again! This show is a hit. If you can get a seat, grab one! Because they have already extended the season and sold 12,000 tickets. Stage Whispers

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

Spectacular. Director Ross Balbuziente expertly translating the exuberance and twisted darkness of Dahl’s work onto stage. Beg, borrow or steal a child to take with you to the theatre, or simply go on your own for a marvellous night out. The Creative Issue

A technical triumph. Aussie Theatre

George’s Marvellous Medicine is so funny, it’s the funniest show these school holidays, and I’m lucky enough to have seen them all. XS Entertainment

A delicious dose of Dahl. When it comes to shows for younger audiences, shake & stir seem to have the touch of Midas. Blue Curtains Brisbane

George’s Marvellous Medicine is a real treasure of a story and this production will make you love Roald Dahl more than ever… The production has an impeccable sense of timing. The cast deliver their lines with perfection never missing a beat. Australian Stage Online

Director Ross Balbuziente clearly knows how to engage an audience of all ages. The cast deliver their lines with perfection, ensuring that all puns, innuendo and witty line delivery is showcased. This is one production that will have the tick of approval from die hard Roald Dahl fans as well as families who just love a witty, entertaining performance! Alphabet Street

Wow! George’s Marvellous Medicine is one of the best kids’ shows we’ve seen in a while! Our tribe (from 4 – 10 years) were all mesmerised and belly laughing. Lively and loud with clever set and props. Marvellous indeed! This Charming Mum

Hilarious – adults will enjoy as much as the kids, if not even more. Absolute Theatre


Brisbane | Queensland Performing Arts Centre | 6 – 23 January 2016
Auckland | Bruce Mason Centre | 17 – 23 December 2016
Sydney | Sydney Opera House | 17 – 25 January 2017


DATES 17 – 23 Dec 2016


DATES 17 – 25 Jan 2017