Live theatre is a marvellous medicine

PUBLISHED: 11:37 19 June 2014

Illyria

Illyria

Archant

AN OPEN-AIR theatre performance which is suitable for all the family is coming to Weston and will bring a popular children’s tale to life.

George's Marvellous MedicineGeorge's Marvellous Medicine

Roald Dahl’s classic story of mischief and shenanigans, George’s Marvellous Medicine, is being played out by award-winning al fresco theatre company Illyria thanks to the efforts of Weston’s own Backyard Theatre Company.

The touring company is taking the adapted screenplay to the Old Town Quarry in South Road for a performance full of colourful costumes, live music and vibrant characters.

The wicked tale tells the story of young George, who has a horrible and bossy grandmother.

After being ordered around by the old lady, George decides to switch her medicine with his very own concoction to make her nicer – and gets hysterical results.

Illyria have recently completed a record-breaking sell-out season of The Twits and this latest offering promises to be just as delightful and deliciously disobedient.

There is plenty of audience interaction to keep children aged five and older, as well as the big kids in the crowd, entertained.

The family live show is taking place on July 5, with gates opening at 5pm and the show starting at 6.30pm.

Tickets, priced £6.50 for children, £13.50 for adults or £32.50 for a family ticket, are available from www.backyardcinema.org.uk or by emailing info@backyardcinema.org.uk

The Mercury has teamed up with The Backyard Theatre Company to offer three lucky readers the chance to win a family ticket to the show. Family tickets include entry for two adults and two children.

To enter the competition, answer this question: Which famous children’s author wrote George’s Marvellous Medicine?

Send your answer, plus your name, address, email address and a daytime telephone number, to:

Backyard Theatre competition, 
Weston, Worle & Somerset Mercury,

32 Waterloo Street,

Weston-super-Mare,

BS23 1LW by 9am on June 27.

Alternatively, click on the link in the top right hand corner to enter. Usual Archant rules apply and the editor’s decision is final. By entering this competition you are agreeing to be contacted by Archant.

Related articles

Comments have been disabled on this article.

More from Weston Mercury

Two hooded Weston-super-Mare robbers who held their victims at knife-point and threatened to ‘slice them up’ have been jailed.

Read more
30 minutes ago

Have you ever dreamed of becoming a firefighter? If so, there is an event next month which will be a great experience.

Read more
08:00

Drivers are having to take life-endagering risks due to high speeds in Yatton High Street, according to campaigners.

Read more
Yatton
Yesterday, 17:00

The English National Ballet will bring its Swan Lake performance to the West Country – and the Mercury is giving readers a chance to win tickets to see the show.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:00

An East Brent play park will receive a five-figure upgrade to improve facilities for children in the village.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:05

The collected 30 something’s were partying like it was 2002 at Bristol’s SWX on Friday as post punk rockers A returned to Bristol to play the whole of their seminal album Hi-Fi Serious.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:05

More than £200,000 has been spent by North Somerset Council on redundancy payments in 18 months.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:00

The plan to join up a walking and cycling route from Brean to Clevedon has moved a step closer.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:00

Venture into the wizarding world with the latest remake of one of J K Rowling’s books.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:56

A woman who has vowed to complete 40 outdoor swims in her 40th year is just three challenges away from hitting her target.

Read more
Weston-super-Mare

Most Read Entertainment

Read Online

Image
Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 9°C

min temp: 3°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Weston Mercury twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists