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Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes and Dirty Beasts

4 - 5 Oct

The ultimate fairytale mashup bursts off the page and onto the stage for family fun in the October school holidays!

Adapted for the stage by shake & stir theatre co

Think you know the story of The Three Little Pigs, Cinderella, Snow White and Jack and the Beanstalk? Think again!

Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes and 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.

From the team that brought you George’s Marvellous Medicine, you’ll be delighted and disgusted in equal measures by the boundless imagination of Roald Dahl, the world’s number one storyteller.

Please note: A lock-out applies for this event. Patrons arriving 8 minutes after the show commences will not be allowed entry into the performance. Please ensure that you arrive at the venue prior to the advertised start time to avoid disappointment. If you are experiencing delays, please call the Box Office on 4224 5999.

Get Creative!

Write a revolting rhyme and/or draw a dirty beast for a chance to win a family pass to see the show. You can pick up a drawing page at IPAC Box Office or download here.

Return your entry to IPAC Box Office or email to by 5pm, Thu 26 Sep. Winners will be notified by email 5pm, Fri 27 Sep.



  • Dahl delights and revolts. A treat for mums, dads and the littlies. - The Courier-Mail
  • Pure entertainment. - Stage Whispers
  • 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
  • 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 that have been lovingly adapted for the stage. - Australian Stage Online

Cast & Creative Team

Director Ross Balbuziente
Designer Josh McIntosh
Sound designer Guy Webster
Lighting Designer Jason Glenwright
Image by Quentin Blake

Merrigong Creativity Camp


Filled with interactive theatre, performance and design workshops, our popular Creativity Camps are back in 2019!

The October Merrigong Creativity Camp will be themed around Revolting Rhymes and Dirty Beasts and includes a ticket to see the show with the group. For more information click here.

Relaxed Performance

The performance on Saturday 5 October, 10am is designed to welcome people who benefit from a more informal performance environment for a range of real life reasons, including young children and people living with Autism.

There is a relaxed attitude to noise and movement and small changes may be made to the light and sound effects.

Young People’s Program Partner Peoplecare

Media Partner Wave FM

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

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