The spectacular live show bringing Roald Dahl’s kooky, creepy and crazy stories to the stage
There are some beloved fictional tales from history that most everyone is familiar with – no matter what generation you were raised in, names like The Three Little Pigs, Jack and the Beanstalk and Goldilocks are bound to ring a bell. These timeless stories all tend to follow a pretty stock-standard formula – think twee woodland creatures, magic spells and the all-important happy ending. One writer who liked to turn these tropes on their respective heads was Roald Dahl, the beloved children’s raconteur with a penchant for the delightful and disgusting. His famous Revolting Rhymes and Dirty Beasts has been given the stage treatment, coming to La Boite Theatre from July 24–28 to make audiences of all ages squirm and squeal.
This delightful adaptation of Revolting Rhymes and Dirty Beasts has been tailor-made for the stage by the legendary crew at shake + stir theatre co., a group renowned for its quirky and out-of-the-box takes on classic tales. The ripsnorter production originally made its debut back in 2014, with La Boite delighted to welcome it home for a return season. Since its rapturously received first run in Brisbane, Revolting Rhymes has gone on to entertain audiences all around the country, garnering a swag of awards and critical acclaim. The show is also preparing to make its first jump across the pond to New Zealand shores in December this year.
The appeal of Roald Dahl’s work is truly universal, which is part of what makes Revolting Rhymes and Dirty Beasts such a great show for both kids and adults alike. Widely touted as a show that can be enjoyed by those aged five to 105, the production takes all of Dahl’s iconic fairytale retellings and brings them to life with a fresh sense of silliness – Dahl’s characters have been given the rockstar treatment, with kids able to cheer them on and see them in a new light. The result of this is a mad, rambunctious, totally original performance piece utterly bursting with joy – and we venture to say you’ll love it just as much as the kids do.
Ready to make your school holidays a little freakier? You can grab your tickets to Revolting Rhymes and Dirty Beasts through La Boite.