Review: George`s marvellous medicine at The opera house, Manchester

“Oh Grandma if you only knew what George has got in store for you!”

We popped along to The Opera House in Manchester last night for a bit of a treat for the kids.

The Birmingham Stage Company were performing an adaptation by David Wood of Roald Dahl’s George’s Marvellous Medicine with a lively performance by Ed Thorpe, Tessa Vale, Richard Mullins and Deborah Vale.

Since 1992 The Birmingham Stage Company have produced more Dahl shows than any other company in the world. Their recent hit shows have included Horrible Histories and the world premiere of Gangsta Granny by David Walliams.

A marvellous evening it was with a hilarious retelling of Dahl’s tale about a youngster who accidentally invents an incredible medicine when trying to teach his bad tempered granny, with “a face puckered up like a dog’s bottom”, a lesson.

It’s when his grandmother drinks the marvellous medicine that the fun really kicks off and whizzpopping things start to happen. “Will she go pop? Will she explode? Will she go flying up the road?” It’s not just the kids who were rolling around with laughter!

It’s all performed in a beautiful farmhouse set with some impressive puppets and special effects and with stellar performances from all the cast.

Final Verdict- ☆☆☆☆☆

If you are between the age of 4 and 400 and like a bit of mischievous fun get yourself along to the Opera House this week. You can book your tickets  HERE. Oh, don’t forget to take the kids for what will be an amazing night of family entertainment

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