Hands up, any Roald Dahl fans in the house? If you’re based anywhere near Kingston-Upon-Thames, we have a big treat for you. A set of four tickets to see George’s Marvellous Medicine at the Rose Theatre is up for grabs. To enter, just scroll to the bottom of the page and click into the Rafflecopter. Good luck – the show looks amazing.
“Most grandmothers are lovely, kind, helpful old ladies. Not George’s Grandmother. George’s Grandmother likes to gobble up slugs and bugs, and is always telling George what to do.
But one day, when his parents leave him alone with the grizzly old grunion, George takes his chance and sets about creating a brand new medicine to cure her of her cruelty. Little does he know that his perilous potion will be the start of a rather marvellous adventure…”
Oodles of talent has been poured into this show. David Wood has adapted Roald Dahl’s gruesome tale and turned it into a stage performance that promises to be sparky and fresh. George’s Marvellous Medicine is a co-production between Curve Leicester and the Rose Theatre, and Curve’s Regional Young Director Julia Thomas is at the helm for this show. Its composer, Tasha Taylor-Johnson, is supported by the Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer Scheme. We went to see two of Curve and the Rose’s previous joint efforts, The Twits and The Witches, and they were beltingly good – so I have no doubt George’s Marvellous Medicine will demonstrate similar powers to raise the roof.
Check out the promo video, and don’t forget to let me know what you think of the show, if you do go along.
George’s Marvellous Medicine is at the Rose Theatre, Kingston from Wednesday 28 March – Saturday 7 April. It’s recommended for children aged 5+. Running time: Approx 1 hour 30 mins, including interval. The show contains theatrical haze, flashing lights, pyrotechnics and loud noises.