It’s the half term holiday and George Kranky is looking forward to a break from school when a letter from Grandma arrives announcing that she is coming to visit — that very day! Soon she has taken over George’s bedroom and is making his life miserable with spiteful comments and demands for cups of tea and doses of medicine. George tries to make Grandma better by mixing a new type of medicine for her. Shaving foam, shampoo, lipstick, chilli powder and even brown paint all go into the mixture. The magic medicine makes Grandma grow and grow into a giant until she crashes through the farmhouse roof. Mum and Dad are flabbergasted, but before long Dad comes up with a plan to use the medicine to make giant farm animals — and a fortune for the Kranky family. It’s up to George to try to recreate his marvellous medicine, but first he needs to remember the ingredients, with a little help from the audience.
“Nasty, naughty fun.” The Times
“As evenings at the theatre go, you’ll be hard-pushed to find anything more entertaining than a night in the company of George Kranky and his eccentric farmer family. It’s fabulous family fun!” Cambridge News
“You’ll love this excellent production that had us hooked from the minute we took our seats. Never have I seen so many children so enthralled!” Hull Daily Mail
“David Wood’s sparkling new adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic gets the ear-splitting, roof-raising response it deserves … absolutely wicked and not just for the children.” Stage
“ ... with a dollop of well-placed humour, a splash of obligatory audience participation and a drizzle of pure magic, George’s Marvellous Medicine forms the perfect concoction.” The Oxford Times
|Publisher:||Samuel French Ltd|
|Product dimensions:||5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.22(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Date of Birth:September 13, 1916
Date of Death:November 23, 1990
Place of Birth:Llandaff, Wales, England
Place of Death:Oxford, England
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A fantastic use of words that allow the younger reader to engage in a short, humourous read.
george is up to some tricks when he puts tons of things together to make a potion for his mean old aunt/grandma. dahl's a great lister, and the things he puts into the concoction is marvelous indeed.