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George’s Marvellous Medicine @ QPAC Review

  • Written by  Myjanne Jensen
  • Tuesday, 12 January 2016 16:46
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In a whizz-bang, high-energy performance, Shake & Stir Theatre Co. have delivered another fantastical adaption of Roald Dahl’s classic stories – 'George’s Marvellous Medicine'.

Following the story of one of Roald Dahl’s favourite characters’, George Kranky, is a cheeky, imaginative eight-year-old boy living as an only child with his frantic and overly zealous parents, whose loud and obnoxious lives leave little room for George to be noticed.

Because of his parents’ shenanigans, George is often left alone to look after his grandmother and despite being an otherwise happy (albeit bored) child, George is terrified of his grandmother and decides that he has had it with her treatment of him and plots to have his revenge.

George comes up with the idea to teach her a lesson by concocting his very own version of her daily medicine, so along with his imaginary friends and helpful pet chicken “Nugget”, creates a sequence of events even he could not have foreseen.

Director Ross Balbuziente and his team are renowned for their flair for adapting cartoons to the stage and have not disappointed in their production of 'George’s Marvellous Medicine'.

While the action-packed, hour-long performance stays true to its original story, the Shake & Stir team add their own charm to the tale with a hint of the contemporary and deliver a world-class performance with fantastic acting and wonderfully choreographed lighting and set design.

'George’s Marvellous Medicine' plays Queensland Performing Arts Centre until 23 January.
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