Theatre – ‘Roald Dahl’s The BFG’ at Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield (16 to 20 June)

June 16, 2009toJune 20, 2009

bfgWhizzcracking and Whizzpopping its way onto the Lyceum Stage is Roald Dahl’s world favourite THE BFG.

Roald Dahl’s enduringly popular children’s book, THE BFG, takes to the stage in a new adaptation by David Wood, the UK’s ‘National Children’s Dramatist’ (The Times).

This well-loved story of a dream-blowing, big friendly giant (BFG) and orphan girl Sophie in the land of child-eating giants comes to Sheffield for the first time.

When little Sophie is snatched out of her bed in the dead of night by the BFG, she fears the worst. His grisley neighbours, the Bloodbottler and the Fleshlumpeater, like nothing more than swalloping human beans, especially nice little childers. But the BFG is a dream-maker and not a man-eater and he’s about to take Sophie on a journey she never expected!

An undisputed national treasure and the world’s favourite children’s author, Roald Dahl has enchanted young minds for more than 25 years with stories that fire the imagination, bring dreams to life and release squeals of both terror and delight. THE BFG is classic Dahl and this brand new stage show promises to mix up heart-pounding adventures with life-long friendships, jumbly words and even some whizzpopping in front of the Queen.

The cast include Adam Baxter as Sam Simkins, Darrell Brockis as Ronald Simkins, Becky John as Sophie, Anthony Pedley as The BFG, Heather Phoenix as the Queen of England and Louise Shuttleworth as Mary, maid to the Queen.

The production links in with schools’ Key Stage 2 priorities and there is a free Education pack for teachers on the show’s web-site: www.lovebfg.com.

Where do I go?
Lyceum Theatre
55 Norfolk Street
Sheffield

What are the times?
Tuesday 7.00pm
Wednesday 10.30am & 1.30pm
Thursday 10.30am & 1.30pm
Friday 10.30am & 7.00pm
Saturday 11.00am & 6.00pm

How much?
£11.00 – £15.00 (Concs Available)
Family Ticket (4 top price seats) £55

How do I book?
Box Office: 0114 249 6000

Where do I find out more information?
www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk