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.

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

Age guidance 5+

Running time: About 1 hour and 45 minutes (including a 15 minute interval)

Access performances

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Audio Described by Sue Ogley and Jane Ensell

  • Thu 25 Jan 7:00pm Book
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Captioned by Cara Lawless

  • Sat 27 Jan 2:30pm Book
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Signed by Julie Thompson

  • Thu 25 Jan 7:00pm Book

Performances with Extras

Live for 5

  • On sale 1 December at 5.00pm. Available on midweek evening performances.
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