Children's Classic to be brought to life at North East Mansion
7 July 2014
Roald Dahl’s ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine’ to be performed at Duff House
One of Roald Dahl’s most famous children’s classics is to be brought to life at
Duff House later this week.
‘George’s Marvellous Medicine’ is the subject of a new production – adapted by David
Wood, performed by travelling production company Illyria.
In the book George famously creates a magic medicine which has the power to make
things get bigger or disappear including his grandmother! Along with ‘James and the Giant Peach’ and
‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ it is regarded as one of Dahl’s best known children’s works.
Illyria return to Duff House on Friday 11th July with ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine’
in what is set to be another memorable evening following previous outdoor summer performances at the
House including The Twits.
Gillian Urquhart, Events Manager for Historic Scotland said;
“We are delighted to welcome Illyria back to Duff House to perform one of Roald
Dahl’s most famous works.
“It marks the first of two outdoor productions taking place in the grounds of the
house this summer as part of our on-going events programme with the House providing a stunning backdrop
to the production and acting as a very special and unique stage.
“Visitors can sit on chairs or on blankets in the grounds and enjoy a picnic whilst
watching the production. It’s a great way to spend a summers evening and mark the start of the school
Doors 5.45pm for a 6.30pm start. Tickets are available in advance from the Illyria
or by calling the house on 01261 818 181. Alternatively they are available on the door
on the evening of the performance. Suitable for age 5 up.
Illyria is an Equity outdoor touring theatre guidelines compliant company
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