Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts
adapted for the 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 surprising and hilarious twists.

Seriously funny and frighteningly silly, Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts is the perfect family entertainment especially for children 5 to 105, that’s sure to delight and disgust in equal measures.

“The kids guffawed and the adults even more so.” Sydney Morning Herald

2016 Helpmann Award nominationBest Presentation for Children
2016 Helpmann Award nomination – Best Regional Touring Production

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

Featuring Leon Cain, Judy Hainsworth, Nelle Lee, Nick Skubij

Production Manager Stuart Johnston
Stage Manager Yanni Dubler
Assistant Stage Manager Tenneale Rogers
Head LX Scott Chiverton

Orginally co-produced with La Boite Theatre Company



“Dahl delights and revolts. A treat for mums, dads and the littlies… the audience lapped it up… It’s old fashioned storytelling that stays true to the spirit of Dahl and it inspires us to rediscover his work.” The Courier-Mail

“The kids guffawed and the adults even more so.” Sydney Morning Herald

“I cannot rave enough about this stage show. The direction, the actors, the production elements all come together seamlessly to create one of the best family friendly shows we have kid tested.” Alphabet Street

“There is nothing better than hearing a theatre full of children laughing. Wait! Yes there is. It’s a theatre full of adults and children all laughing together at the same things. And that is precisely what you get. The show is slick, silly, clever and funny – and the pace never stops for a minute. Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts is so much more than just perfect school holiday entertainment – it is pure entertainment! Stage Whispers

“It seemed unlikely that shake & stir could make a slicker, funnier show than Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts but that’s exactly what they’ve done. The team has cranked up the pace and polished every aspect until this production sparkles even more brilliantly than before.” XS Entertainment

” A production to hug tight. If you are lucky you may get a ticket. As they say (and it’s true) it’s selling fast.” Green Room

“It’s a rock concert, a Hip Hop film clip, a fairytale, and a favourite book brought to vivid life, all rolled into one and all PG-Rated. Fun that the whole family will enjoy.And I mean THE WHOLE FAMILY. REALLY. These four performers are awesome, and the company already has a massive secondary school following so don’t think twice about booking the extra seats for the teens, they’ll love it!” XS Entertainment

“Leon Cain, Judy Hainsworth, Nelle Lee and Nick Skubij put on flawlessly funny and physically demanding performances…Beautifully gratifying, clever stuff.” Weekend Notes

“This playful and exciting production will have audiences laughing from beginning to end!” Stage Whispers

Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts will enthral young and old. You’ll laugh, squirm, delight, smile and thoroughly enjoy the smorgasbord of Dahl’s terrific and twisted tales that have been lovingly adapted for the stage.” Australian Stage Online

“Whatever you do, make your kids take you along to see this express-train of a show – and if you can’t – go on your own. It is billed as a show for kids of all ages, but on opening night there were more adults than tots and they laughed just as hard as the youngsters. In fact it was one long laugh session. I had a ball.”Absolute Theatre

“If we keep up with shouting out loud about what’s great, venues and presenters know what they need to keep bringing back! This is a company who hears us and continues to create crowd pleasers without compromising their own artistic objectives. This means we are regularly treated to an incredible selection of top-notch theatre in Brisbane, guaranteed quality, for artists and audiences alike. More of this please shake & stir!” XS Entertainment

Theatre Royal – Hobart | 9 & 10 June
Geelong Performing Arts Centre | 13 June
Riverlinks Eastbank Centre – Shepparton | 17 June
Wellington Entertainment Centre – Sale | 19 June
West Gippsland Performing Arts Centre – Warragul | 20 June
Hamilton Performing Arts Centre | 23 June
Colac Otway Performing Arts Centre | 24 & 25 June
Warrnambool Lighthouse Theatre | 28 June
Frankston Arts Centre | 30 June
La Boite Theatre Company – Brisbane | 4 – 11 July
Townsville Civic Theatre | 14 & 15 July
Mackay Entertainment Centre | 17 July

Nambour Civic Centre | 9 September
Brolga Theatre – Maryborough | 11 September
Laycock Streeet Theatre – Gosford | 15 – 17 September
Seymour Centre – Sydney | 22 – 26 September
Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre – Nowra | 28 & 29 September
Albury Entertainment Centre | 30 September – 1 October
Dubbo Regional Theatre | 3 October
Orange Civic Centre | 7 & 8 October
Griffith Regional Theatre | 10 October
Wagga Wagga Civic Centre | 13 October
Riverside Theatre – Parramatta | 15 & 16 October
Manning Entertainment Centre – Taree | 19 & 20 October
Logan Entertainment Centre | 22 & 23 October



National Tour | June – October 2015
Brisbane | Roundhouse Theatre
4 July – 11 July 2015
Brisbane | Roundhouse Theatre
8 January – 18 January 2014


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