George's Marvellous Medicine

George's Marvellous Medicine (1997) was an opera production for children by The National Stage, The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet, Opera West and The Kristiansund Opera, based on the book for children by Roald Dahl, in a theatrical adaption by John Hollen. Gisle Kverndokk composed the music for the production. The production was performed in the venue Teaterkjelleren, The National Stage.

Ronald Rørvik directed it.

Simen Willgohs and Thor Ravnager played the role of George, in Norway called Georg.

Torill Eriksen and Anna Oldeide played the role of his grandmother.


(Objekt ID 62033)
Object type Production
Premiere Navember 1, 1997
Produced by The National Stage
In collaboration with Opera West, The Kristiansund Opera, The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet
Based on George's Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl
Audience Children
Language Norwegian
Expressions Opera, Performance for children
Running period Navember 1, 1997  


The National Stage's repertoire database, donated by The National Stage/TheTheatre Archive at the University of Bergen, 24.06.2016

Contributors (13)
Name Role
Roald Dahl – Author
John Hollen – Playwright
Ronald Rørvik – Direction
Gisle Kverndokk – Composer
Carle Lange – Stage design
Svein Knudsen – Light
Helga Botn – Actor (Moren)
Torill Eriksen – Singer (Bestemoren)
Knut Jørgen Moe – Singer (Faren)
Aina Oldeide – Singer (Bestemoren)
Thor Kr. Ravnanger – Singer (Georg)
Simen Joh. Willgohs – Singer (Georg)
Toni Herlofson – Director’s assistant
Performance dates
2000Olavshallen, Trondheim – Show
Navember 1, 1997Småscenen, now Teaterkjelleren, The National Stage – Opening night
1997Theater in der Stadthalle, Neumünster, Tyskland – visiting performance