Performance dates & times

Running Time 55 minutes

Price range

A magical offer - come and see George's Marvellous Medicine and get 25% off tickets to The Great Illusionist on Saturday 4 August at 6pm or Sunday 5 August at 11am too!


Babes in Arms
Children under 24 months are admitted free of charge to this performance on their carer’s lap without a pram.

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Special ticket offer: With every ticket purchased to George’s Marvellous Medicine, receive a 25% discount on your ticket to The Great Illusionist. That’s two magical shows from highly acclaimed international theatre companies in the one season! The 25% discount offer is valid for the 6:00PM performance on Saturday 4 Aug and the 11:00AM performance on Sunday 5 Aug. Your discount will be applied at final checkout.

Jump into the enchanting tale of a young boy who longs to be an illusionist.

A tale of daring and willpower, the importance of a good assistant, and of course, a white rabbit! Packed with cleverly executed illusions and tantalising tricks, it proves there’s more to magic than meets the eye!

This rich, multilayered production from the Netherlands’ acclaimed Het Filiaal theatermakers is sure to captivate the whole family with live music, impressive illusions, magical puppetry and marvellous tricks.

Winner Golden Cricket Award for The Most Impressive Stage Performance in Youth Theatre

Graus amazes and moves his audience not only with his voice and performance, but also with all manner of imaginings, disappearing acts, and a flair for variety entertainment. – Golden Cricket Jury Report, 2015

About the Company

Het Filiaal theatermakers is a large and professional theatre company for families and elementary schoolchildren based in the Dutch city of Utrecht. Their work encompasses theater productions for large and small venues, theatrical concerts and site specific theater. Their in-house art projects are designed to give children an intensive introduction to every facet of theatre and inviting them to explore their creative potential.

The artistic team consists of (artistic) director Monique Corvers, composer Gábor Tarján and object theater maker Ramses Graus. In their work they bring together professional actors, musicians and visual artists. The dynamism, precision and sense of humor with which text, music, acting and visuals are integrated, has come to be the trademark of the company.

Their productions are performed in cities all over the Netherlands and all over the world. From Sydney to Shanghai, from New York to Moscow. Shows such as Baron Rabinovitsj, Captain Lindbergh's Ocean flight, House/Haus, Miss Ophelia and The Secret of Q have toured internationally to the unanimous praise of both audiences and the press.


Written and Direceted by
Monique Corvers
Music by
Gábor Tarján
Performed by
Ramses Graus, Henke Tuinstra & Gábor Tarján
Set & Lighting Design by
Claus den Hartog
Costime Design by
Lisa Louwers
Paul Evans

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