Classic tale proves laughter is the best medicine

Emily AceSouth Western Times
Shake & Stir Theatre Co will bring Roald Dahl’s well loved picture book George’s Marvelous Medicine to life at BREC next month.
Camera IconShake & Stir Theatre Co will bring Roald Dahl’s well loved picture book George’s Marvelous Medicine to life at BREC next month.

Direct from sold-out seasons at the Sydney Opera House and the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Roald Dahl’s family favourite George’s Marvellous Medicine arrives at the Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre for two performances on July 11 and 12.

The critically-acclaimed live show by the award-winning Shake & Stir Theatre Co is packed to the rafters with mischief, magic and mammoth laughs.

What starts as just another boring day for George quickly turns into a marvellous experiment of gigantic proportions.

George can not stand his grandma – she complains all the time, she’s mean and she smells funny.

But on this particular day, grandma is much more annoying than usual and George has had enough.

Wanting to teach her a lesson, George concocts a special medicine – greater than any medicine in the history of medicines.

What he doesn’t expect is that this medicine may actually work – just not in the way he thinks it will.

Director Ross Balbuziente was thrilled to bring another iconic Roald Dahl work to life.

“George’s Marvellous Medicine was an absolute favourite of mine as a kid and it still remains one of my most cherished childhood books,” he said.

“We are relishing this rare opportunity to adapt Dahl’s much-loved book for stage.

“Our aim to is get kids of all ages to laugh as hard as they ever have before – after all – laughter is the best medicine.

“It’s a rocketing, surprised-filled, hilarious adventure featuring some our country’s best physical and comic actors.”

George’s Marvellous Medicine plays at BREC during school holidays on July 11 at 6.30pm and July 12 at 11am.

Tickets for both performances are available from bunburyentertainment.com via phone on 1300 661 272 or at the Box Office.

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