Children explore the magical, mindboggling, marvellous Roald Dahl at Angles Theatre’s half-term workshops

The giant Grandma with Susie Moore as Mum and Lewis Barnard as Dad in George's Marvellous Medicine.

The giant Grandma with Susie Moore as Mum and Lewis Barnard as Dad in George's Marvellous Medicine. - Credit: Archant

Children took part in three days of challenging and entertaining drama workshops at the Angles Theatre in Wisbech – all with a Roald Dahl theme.

Carl Ward as George Kranky and Valerie Standen as Grandma in George's Marvellous Medicine.

Carl Ward as George Kranky and Valerie Standen as Grandma in George's Marvellous Medicine. - Credit: Archant

The activities during half-term week ended with a RATz performance of George’s Marvellous Medicine.

Workshops were held for two age groups, five to eight years and nine to 12 years. Each day a different Roald Dahl story was explored.

Children ended each day with a mini performance for family and friends to demonstrate what they had achieved during the day.

On Friday evening, and twice on Saturday, RATz, the Angles’ award-winning amateur theatre company, performed George’s Marvellous Medicine.


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A small cast of four adults and one child thrilled the audiences with this outrageous comedy, one of Dahl’s most popular stories.

Stephen Hayter, National Operatic and Dramatic Association area representative, saw the opening performance. He thoroughly enjoyed it and said: “Yet another superb and entertaining Angles RATz production, congratulations.”

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The show was directed by a guest director from Top and Tails Theatre Company in Norwich who, also ran the workshops during the week.

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