CHILDREN’S THEATRE: George’s Marvellous Medicine in Worthing

GEORGE’S Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl has been newly adapted for stage by leading children’s dramatist, David Wood, and will visit Worthing Connaught Theatre for a limited run at the end of this month.

First published in 1981 George’s Marvellous Medicine is one of Dahl’s most famous and best-loved stories all about a young boy who makes a mysterious new medicine to cure his grandmother of her terrifying temper.

When his grandmother drinks the special potion, made with everything from shampoo to cow tonic, the results are explosive and incredible things begin to happen as George embarks on an adventure of discovery.

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George’s Marvellous Medicine is directed by Phil Clark, who was also responsible for the version of Dahl’s Danny the Champion of the World. The most recent adaptation has been created by David Wood, who won the AATE Distinguished Playwriting Award for the second time for his adaptation of Danny the Champion of the World.

George’s Marvellous Medicine has been designed for five actors and stars Clark Devlin in the title role, Granny is played by Erika Poole with other roles taken by Alison Fitzjohn, Jason O’Brien and Thomas Woodman.

Birmingham Stage Company’s founder and manager, Neal Foster, said: “Our new adaptation by David Wood will take the show onto a new level – we think it’s one of the most exciting shows for children we’ve ever staged!”

George’s Marvellous Medicine is at the Connaught Theatre, Worthing, from Tuesday, January 25 – Saturday, January 29.

Performances are on Tuesday 7pm, Wednesday and Thursday 10.30am and 1.30pm, Friday 10.30am and 7pm, Saturday 10.30am and 2.30pm.

Tickets are £9 for children, £11 for adults, £38 for a family of four, £7.50 each for schools and parties of 10 or more,including one free teacher ticket per 10 students.

To book, call 01903 206 206 or online at

For your chance to win one of two sets of family tickets to see George’s Marvellous Medicine, see the great competition inside the Thursday, January 6 edition of the Herald and Gazette series.