Theatre – ‘The BFG’ By Roald Dahl (dates in August)

August 1, 2009toAugust 31, 2009

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Roald Dahl’s enduringly popular children’s book, The BFG, takes to the stage.

This is the well-loved story of a dream-blowing, big friendly giant (BFG) and orphan girl Sophie in the land of child-eating giants.

When little Sophie is snatched out of her bed in the dead of night by the BFG, she fears the worst. His grisly neighbours, the Bloodbottler and the Fleshlumpeater, like nothing more than swalloping human beans, especially nice little chiddlers. 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 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.

If your local theatre is not listed here, have a look at ‘The BFG’ entries in other months.

Tues 28 July – Sat 1 August – LIGHTHOUSE, POOLE
www.lighthousepoole.co.uk

Tues 28 at 7 p.m.
Wed 29 at 11 a.m. & 4 p.m.
Thurs 30 & Fri 31 at 2 & 7 p.m.
Sat 1 at 11 a.m., 2 & 6 p.m.

Tickets: £13

Tues 11 – Sat 15 August – OXFORD PLAYHOUSE
www.oxfordplayhouse.com

Tues 11 at 7 p.m.
Wed 12 at 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.
Thurs 13 & Fri 14 at 2 & 6.30 p.m.
Sat 15 at 11 a.m., 2 & 6 p.m.

Tickets: £9 – £15.50

Tues 25 – Sat 29 August – PALACE THEATRE, MANCHESTER
www.manchestertheatres.com

Tues 25 at 7 p.m.
Wed 26 at 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.
Thurs 27 & Fri 28 at 2 & 7 p.m.
Sat 29 at 11 a.m., 2 & 6 p.m.

Tickets: £10.50 – £15.50