The magical world of Roald Dahl has been delighting children for over 70 years through books, films and, of course, theatre. George's Marvellous Medicine is one of Roald Dahl's much loved books and it has been adapted for the stage by David Wood. Co-produced by Curve and Rose Theatre Kingston, this production will be at the Nuffield Southampton Theatres NST Campus from the 20th-24th of March 2018.
Tickets can be purchased from the NST website and prices are £10, £17, £22, or £27 depending on your seats. The show is recommended for audience members over 6 years of age.
George is a young boy who lives on a farm with his parents. He has lots of jobs to do on the farm like milking the cows and mucking out the chickens. When he isn't working, George likes to read about magic - specifically Billy the Wizard. Then one day George is told that his grandmother is coming to stay with them at the farm, but George's grandmother isn't like other grandmothers. Most grandmothers are lovely people who are kind and cuddly, but George's grandmother is mean and demanding.
So George comes up with a plan. He's going to make a marvellous medicine that will cure his grandmother of all of her wicked ways and turn her into a very lovely grandmother instead. Although, as you can imagine, things don't exactly go as he planned.
The show features lots of magic and experiments, which is always cause for a lot of fun up on stage. In true Roald Dahl style the story features a horrible mean villain and a young hero to save the day. As well as being an entertaining day out, it's also a good show to get children excited about science and experimenting - just hope they don't decide to feed any of their concoctions to their grandparents.
For those with vision or hearing impairments, there will be a special performance on March 24th at 2:30pm that is both audio described and BSL signed, so that the show can be enjoyed by all. All shows are wheelchair and guide dog accessible and hearing enhancement is available, for Wheelchair or Disability bookings it is best to contact the NST in advance on 023 8067 1771, all other bookings can be made online.
Parents and teachers can also download a fun resource pack that has links to online activities, more information about the show, and an interview with David Wood.