This delightful adaptation of Revolting Rhymes and Dirty Beasts has been tailor-made for the stage by the legendary crew at shake + stir theatre co., a group renowned for its quirky and out-of-the-box takes on classic tales. The ripsnorter production originally made its debut back in 2014, with La Boite delighted to welcome it home for a return season. Since its rapturously received first run in Brisbane, Revolting Rhymes has gone on to entertain audiences all around the country, garnering a swag of awards and critical acclaim. The show is also preparing to make its first jump across the pond to New Zealand shores in December this year.
The appeal of Roald Dahl’s work is truly universal, which is part of what makes Revolting Rhymes and Dirty Beasts such a great show for both kids and adults alike. Widely touted as a show that can be enjoyed by those aged five to 105, the production takes all of Dahl’s iconic fairytale retellings and brings them to life with a fresh sense of silliness – Dahl’s characters have been given the rockstar treatment, with kids able to cheer them on and see them in a new light. The result of this is a mad, rambunctious, totally original performance piece utterly bursting with joy – and we venture to say you’ll love it just as much as the kids do.
Ready to make your school holidays a little freakier? You can grab your tickets to Revolting Rhymes and Dirty Beasts through La Boite.