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George’s Marvellous Medicine

by on 29 March 2018

In, Out, Shake It All About!

George’s Marvellous Medicine

by Roald Dahl adapted by David Wood

RTK and Curve, Leicester co-production at The Rose Theatre, Kingston until 7th April, then on tour until 21st April

We asked one of our younger reviewers to share her thoughts on George’s Marvellous Medicine, to complement Mark Aspen’s review. Evie writes:

Review by Evie Schaapveld (aged 8 -just)

I was very excited to go along again to The Rose Theatre to see George’s Marvellous Medicine, as I knew Roald Dahl’s book.

Before I watched the play, I wondered how they would make the granny grow really tall, so I really loved how they made the granny and the chicken grow big. The big chicken was really funny and weird, and she acted it very well. She high-fived the audience although I was sitting a bit too far back to get a high-five.

Preston Nyman (George). Photography credit - Manuel Harlan (3)


I liked joining in and shouting out. It was very fun when we shouted ‘in’ or ‘out’. George was making a magic potion to make his grandma nicer, so he went round the house to collect some ingredients for the Marvellous Medicine. You had to yell ‘in’ if you wanted the ingredient in, or ‘out’ if you wanted the ingredient out of the potion.

Lisa Howard (Grandma). Photography credit - Manuel Harlan (1)


I loved the songs and I liked the dancing, and I loved how George’s dad played lots of musical instruments. I especially liked the electric violin because it was really cool and I’ve never seen one like that before.

I thought the funniest bit was when the chicken went small after George gave her the medicine again. I liked how the puppet animals were so cute.

Evie Schaapveld
March 2018

Photography by Manuel Harlan

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