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“Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts will enthral young and old. You’ll laugh, squirm, delight, smile and thoroughly enjoy the smorgasbord of Dahl’s terrific and twisted tales.”

Australian Stage Online 

Think you know the story of The Three Little Pigs, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, Goldilocks and Jack and the Beanstalk? Think again.

Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts bursts off the page in a spectacular live show, taking the world’s best-loved fairy tales and rearranging them with some surprising and hilarious twists. Frighteningly funny and seriously silly, Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts is the perfect family entertainment - for children 5 to 105. It delights and disgusts in equal measures. 

Don’t miss this multi-Helpmann Award nominated production penned by the world’s number one storyteller and from the team that brought you George’s Marvellous Medicine. 

Adapted for the stage by shake & stir theatre co 

Presented by: Frankston Arts Centre and shake & stir theatre co

Suits: Ages 6-12

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"This Dahl delights and revolts. A treat for mums, dads and the littlies."

The Courier-Mail

“Pure entertainment.”

Stage Whispers

“I cannot rave enough about this stage show. The direction, the actors, the production elements all come together seamlessly to create one of the best family friendly shows we have kid tested.”  Alphabet Street

"Dahl delights and revolts. A treat for mums, dads and the littlies… the audience lapped it up... It’s old fashioned storytelling that stays true to the spirit of Dahl and it inspires us to rediscover his work." The Courier-Mail

"shake & stir is one of Brisbane’s most inventive theatre companies, and its work, Revolting Rhymes and Dirty Beasts, is a clever reimagining of Roald Dahl’s twisted fairytales.” Sydney Morning Herald

“The kids guffawed and the adults even more so.” Sydney Morning Herald

“Kudos must go to director Ross Balbuziente and designers Josh McIntosh, Jason Glenwright and Guy Webster for a phenomenal use of stage, light and sound to create a fluid production that was always moving – quite literally, as the stage was a wooden wheel with trapdoors and panels that allowed for a multitude of clever special effects. Shadow puppetry, clever curtaining, great music and dozens of props and costume pieces gave it dynamism and pace.”

Sydney Morning Herald

" A production to hug tight. If you are lucky you may get a ticket. As they say (and it’s true) it’s selling fast."

Green Room 

“The adaptation of the literary text is excellent – something shake & stir (true to their name) do very well indeed – and the staging is energetic, physical, delightfully theatrical and spot on.”

Green Room

"Flawlessly funny performances... Beautifully gratifying, clever stuff."

Weekend Notes

"This playful and exciting production will have audiences laughing from beginning to end!" Stage Whispers

About the Show

Think you know the story of The Three Little Pigs, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, Goldilocks and Jack and the Beanstalk? Think again. Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts bursts off the page in a spectacular live show, taking the world’s best-loved fairy tales and rearranging them with some surprising and hilarious twists.

Information for Educators

In true Shake & Stir style, Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts is energetic, fun and full of the ridiculous. Cleverly adapted from the original stories, students will love Shake & Stir’s trademark energy, physical performance style and wicked humour.

Age Suitability

Suitable for all ages 6+.

Extension Opportunities

• We have pre and post show workshops available! Let us know if your group is attending and we can craft an experience to meet your needs.

• An Education Resource Kit is available for this performance.

Haze, smoke and strobe effects, loud music.

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