Seymour Centre and shake & stir present

Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts

Adapted for the stage by shake & stir theatre co

18 - 21 Sep 2019

“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


Think you know the stories 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 unexpected and hilarious twists. A visual feast that combines a rocking soundtrack, immersive lighting design, dance, song, shadow puppetry and four of the country’s best comic actors who bring over 40 characters to life.


Seriously funny and frighteningly silly, don’t miss this multi-Helpmann Award nominated production penned by the world’s number one storyteller.


Suitable for ages 5 – 105.


Tickets: School groups $23 (one teacher free per 20 students, additional teachers at student price)


Suitable: Years 3 – 7 (Stage 2 – 4)

Stage 2, 3 & 4 English, Drama


Q&A: 15 mins following 12:30pm weekday matinees.


Resources: Teaching resources will be available for all bookings.



Director: Ross Balbuziente

Designer: Josh McIntosh

Sound Designer: Guy Webster

Lighting Designer: Jason Glenwright

Illustration credit: Image by Quentin Blake


Originally co-produced with La Boite Theatre Company. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. Tour supported by arTour an initiative of the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

Visit the Official Roald Dahl Website, which is packed with information and up to date news from the World of Roald Dahl, by clicking through to


You can find out about Roald Dahl’s real-life experiences and how they found their way into his stories at the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre in Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire (the author’s home village). The Museum is a charity which aims to inspire excitement about reading, writing and creativity. There are three fun and fact-packed galleries, with lots to make, do and see (including Roald Dahl’s writing hut).
Aimed at 6-12 year-olds, the Museum is open to the public and to school groups throughout the year.


Roald Dahl is famous for his stories and rhymes, but much less well known is how often he went out of his way to help seriously ill children. Today Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity helps children with the severest conditions and the greatest needs. The charity believes every child can have a more marvellous life, no matter how ill they are, or how short their life may be.


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