Time for a dose of art group’s talent

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Dewsbury Arts Group will treat audiences to a Roald Dahl classic when members perform a selection of pre-Christmas shows.

The collective will take to the stage for George’s Marvellous Medicine, the 1981 book which is being adapted for a live audience by David Wood.

The main shows will take place from Tuesday, November 24 to Saturday, November 28 at 7.15pm and matinees will go ahead on November 21, 22 and 28 from 2.15pm at the group’s theatre in Lower Peel Street, Dewsbury.

The story tells that of George Kranky, who is looking forward to a break from school during his half-term holiday – until his mean-spirited Grandma arrives to make his life a misery with her constant demands for medicine.

George sets upon creating his own type of medicine for his Grandma using a mixture of crazy ingredients, which results in her growing into a giant.

The youngster’s dad then comes up with a plan to use the medicine to also turn the family’s farm animals into giants and make a fortune for them – but can George remember the ingredients for the medicine? He might just do with a little help from the Dewsbury audience.

Tickets are £6 for those under 16 and £9 for adults. To book, 01924 465647.

Dewsbury Arts Group is a creative collective with members from the town and surrounding areas which hosts regular theatre productions and exhibitions.

To learn more, visit dewsburyartsgroup.info