Family fun with Roald Dahl this Christmas at The Abbey Theatre

Roald Dahl George’s Marvellous Medicine

The stage is set, the countdown has started, stand by everyone because Roald Dahl’s splendiferous swizzfiggling story George’s Marvellous Medicine is arriving any minute on the Abbey Theatre stage.

The Company of Ten’s gloriumptious Christmas show is a feast of eye-popping feats, outrageously funny situations and hilarious characters as only the master storyteller himself could come up with.

Poor old George’s life really takes a turn for the dreadful when his horrible old Grandma comes to stay. She is so rude and so unkind that he plans a trick to get back at her, a trick that has consequences he could never have predicted.

Before long Grandma’s bursting through the ceiling and the farm animals aren’t what they used to be either. Will life ever be the same again?

Ben Tiplady plays George in this fast-moving spectacular. “Roald Dahl never does normal thank goodness, and his stories are always full to bursting with his trademark crazy sense of humour, which kids really relate to. It’s definitely a high-energy show that is keeping all us actors well and truly on our toes. I think it is safe to say that you’ll see things in this production that you may never have seen on a stage before. We’re having an immense amount of fun in rehearsals and are really looking forward to spreading Christmas cheer with this lovely show.”

Performances take place on the Main Stage from Saturday 14th December – Sunday 29th December at various times. To book tickets go to or call the box office on 01727 857861.

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