IT IS not just the medicine that is marvellous, it is the show as well.

We left as a family having made the medicine together, stirred it up and thoroughly enjoyed a great night.

From the start the audience was included in the action and that was the key to making it a special evening.

The fabulous Preston Nyman, playing George, took us through this children's favourite after welcoming his cantankerous and bossy grandma to the family farm.

He got the audience involved in the show and all the children were mesmerised. George called out to the crowd to copy his stirring motions and help him decide which ingredients to put in the medicine.

The rest of the cast were excellent too.

Justin Wilman, as George’s father, is multi-talented and entertaining, playing an electric violin and other instruments as well as controlling the farm animals which moved around the stage, further amazing the youngsters.

There were moments in the first half of the show which were spooky and enthralling and the set was full of surprising technical moving parts.

Just like Roald Dahl’s stories, the way this show was put together helped immerse you in a childlike, playtime world of fun and fantasy.

My advice is to get down to the Theatre Royal this week.