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Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes and Dirty Beasts

4 - 5 Oct

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.


  • 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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