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George's Marvellous Medicine

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“A typically Dahl-ish blend of comedy, malice and theatrical vitality.”Most grandmothers are lovely, kind, helpful old ladies. Not George’s Grandmother.... Read More

Overview

“A typically Dahl-ish blend of comedy, malice and theatrical vitality.”Most grandmothers are lovely, kind, helpful old ladies. Not George’s Grandmother.... Read More

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Princess Theatre Torquay, Torquay
Torbay Road,Torquay,TQ2 5EZ

George's Marvellous Medicine

“A typically Dahl-ish blend of comedy, malice and theatrical vitality.”Most grandmothers are lovely, kind, helpful old ladies. Not George’s Grandmother. George’s Grandmother likes to gobble up slugs and bugs, and is always telling George what to do.

But one day, when his parents leave him alone with the grizzly old grunion, George takes his chance and sets about creating a brand new medicine to cure her of her cruelty. Little does he know that his perilous potion will be the start of a rather marvellous adventure. 

Following the success of Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Twits and The Witches, Curve’s magnificent new co-production with Rose Theatre Kingston promises to be yet another hugely imaginative and entertaining stage adaptation, bursting with growing grannies, feathery farm animals and bags of frothbuggling family fun.

Joining Director Julia Thomas for David Wood’s imaginative and fun-filled adaptation of the much loved classic tale will be Designer Morgan Large, Composer Tasha Taylor-Johnson (who is supported by the Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer Scheme), Lighting Designer Jack Weir, Sound Designer David Gregory and Casting Director Kay Magson.
 
Taking the role of the show’s creative hero George is talented young actor Preston Nyman, son of Leicestershire-born Andy NymanLisa Howard, known for her recurring role as Grace Sheehan in Emmerdale, will play the grizzly Grandma. Completing the cast is Catherine Morris who will play George’s Mum, Justin Wilman as his Dad and Chandni Mistry as the Chicken.
 
The production is Curve’s fourth Roald Dahl adaptation following The TwitsThe Witches - which were also co-produced with the Rose - and most recently Fantastic Mr. Fox, a co-production with Nuffield Southampton Theatre which played to audiences at the Lyric Hammersmith over the summer.

Join us to see Roald Dahl’s treasured tale brought to phizz-whizzing life!

Recommended age: 5+

★★★★★
'Outstanding adaptation of Roald Dahl’s anarchic children’s classic.'
The Stage

★★★★
'A typically Dahl-ish blend of comedy, malice and theatrical vitality.'
Mail on Sunday

★★★★★
'Simply marvellous.'
East Midlands Theatre

★★★★
‘It’s loads of fun down on this farm.'
The Times 

'Preston Nyman immediately endears and engages as George.'
British Theatre Guide
 

George's Marvellous Medicine

There are no booking fees for this production.

However, all bookings made through ATG Tickets for this venue are subject to a £2.85 Transaction fee.

George's Marvellous Medicine Access

Booking Information

Access Booking line: 0800 912 6971

Booking Information

Access Booking line: 0800 912 6971

A Princess Theatre Visual Guide is available prior to your visit to us by emailing leahmiller@theambassadors.com


Access Performances
  • Audio Description None scheduled
  • Sign Language Interpreted None scheduled
  • Captioned None scheduled
  • SUR Titles None scheduled
  • Relaxed Performances None scheduled
Venue Access Information

There are 4 wheelchair spaces for customers who have to remain in their wheelchairs throughout the performance. There are also carer seats located either next to, or directly in front or behind the wheelchair space.

There are 6 steps up, with handrails, to the main entrance, then swing doors into the foyer. A ramp is situated to the far right of the doors near to the entrance to Breezes. Two sets of double doors give access to the rear of the stalls, which slopes down (no stairs) to the front row. There is a lift, or a flight of 22 steps, from the foyer to the circle bar. From the bar there are two entrances to the circle, both with double swing doors and 11 steps to a centre gangway, from which there are 6 steps down to the front row and 5 steps up to the back row.

Access Parking spaces now has a dropped curb in close proximity to the Theatre for easy accessible access

There is also a Café/Bar/Bistro linked to the theatre, which is fully accessible to the disabled and wheelchair users.

The box office is situated on the road side of the building with two flat entrances with heavy swing doors, automatic opening doors are situated to the left of the box office operated by pressing the red button on the wall the counter is 90 cms high, with a writing shelf situated in the middle of the 2 sales counters, The rows with better leg room in the stalls are the front row, V36/42, all side gangway seats and Circle row G.

We have an Infra-red hearing system installed, please ask for a headset at the sweet kiosk in the foyer (Available for a refundable £5 deposit).

Limited signed performances, please ask for details.

Guide, hearing and other working dogs are welcome in all parts of the theatre.

Fully accessible toilets are located from the stalls wheelchair spaces through the fire exit, also from the main foyer through the double swing doors through to the Café-Bar.

Princess Theatre Torquay Information

Princess Theatre Torquay
  • There are 4 wheelchair spaces for customers who choose to remain in their wheelchairs throughout the performance. There are also personal assistant seats located either next to, or directly in front or behind the wheelchair space. Access parking spaces now have a dropped curb in close proximity to the theatre for easy access. There are 6 steps up, with handrails, to the main entrance, then swing doors into the foyer. A ramp is situated to the far right of the doors near to the entrance to Breezes. Two sets of double doors give access to the rear of the stalls, which slopes down (no stairs) to the front row. There is a lift, or a flight of 22 steps, from the foyer to the circle bar. From the bar there are two entrances to the circle, both with double swing doors and 11 steps to a centre gangway, from which there are 6 steps down to the front row and 5 steps up to the back row. There is also a Café/Bar linked to the theatre, which is fully accessible to the disabled and wheelchair users. The box office is situated on the road side of the building with two flat entrances with heavy swing doors, automatic opening doors are situated to the left of the box office operated by pressing the red button on the wall the counter is 90 cms high, with a writing shelf situated in the middle of the 2 sales counters, The rows with better leg room in the stalls are the front row, V36/42, all side gangway seats and Circle row G.
  • Our café-bar Breezes is open throughout the day and into the evening on performance nights and serves everything from a warming coffee and home-made cake on a cold winter’s morning to a full three course meal, or a cool glass of wine in the evening sunshine before heading into the show. We also have a function room with stunning views overlooking Torbay and Torquay Marina and have a selection of party catering packages available. Please call us for more information or to book a table for your pre-theatre meal 01803 212380.
  • Access to a lift is available.
  • There is no cloakroom available at this venue.
Princess Theatre

Torbay Road
Torquay


TQ2 5EZ


Directions

By Car:

We are located on Torbay Road in Torquay. Postal Code TQ2 5EZ There is ample parking nearby in either the Sheddon Hill, Marina or Fleet Walk car parks plus limited parking available on the road.

By Train:

Torquay train station is located just along the seafront, about a 20 minute walk away from the Theatre. For more information and train times please check National Rail.

By Bus:

There are bus stops located on Torbay road, approximately 3 minutes walk from the theatre. For more information on Bus Times please check First Group or Stagecoach.


Contact Information
Telephone Booking : 0844 871 3023

Calls cost up to 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge.

Groups Bookings : 0333 009 5387

Calls charged at local rate.

Access Bookings : 0800 912 6971

Stage Door / Admin:* :

Calls cost up to 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge.

Security

ATG continues to make the safety and security of its customers and staff a priority.  As such, please bear in mind that we may undertake bag checks, so recommend you leave extra time to avoid queues, and refrain from bringing suitcases rucksacks and large bags into the Theatre. Many thanks for your cooperation.

Princess Theatre Box Office Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm

Saturday 10am to 4pm

Open until 15 minutes after the start of an evening performance.

If there is a show on a Sunday or a Bank Holiday - open from 4pm

 

Breezes
The Breezes Cafe is currently undergoing a refurbishment, we are still open serving a limited menu coffee and cake! Come and check out what we have done so far. 
 
The Theatre bars will be operating as normal, where you can get your snacks and refreshments for the evening. 

Breakfast Menu

Day Menu

Pre-Theatre Menu

Please call us for more information or to book a table for your pre-theatre meal 01803 206380 or email breezes@theambassadors.com.

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