Georges Marvellous Medicine

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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 stay – that very day! Soon she is making George's life miserable with spiteful comments and demands for doses of medicine, so George decides to mix a new type of medicine for her. Shaving foam, shampoo, lipstick and chilli powder all go into the mixture, which makes Grandma grow and grow into a giant until she crashes through the farmhouse roof. Soon Dad comes up with a plan to use the medicine to make giant farm animals – and a fortune for the Kranky family. First George needs to remember the ingredients for his marvellous medicine, with a little help from the audience.

“Nasty, naughty fun.” – The Times “This new adaptation is marvellous. It has all the ingredients needed for a really good family show... school groups could have lifted the rafters, they were so happy shouting at George!” – Birmingham Mail “A classic piece of theatrical magic when the grandmother grows through the roof.” – Birmingham Post “An example of how to engage an audience's attention and keep it right to the end of the show. And beyond.” – Whatsonstage.com

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Enjoy code: 550115
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Adult
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