Saturday 24 July 2004 to Sunday 25 July 2004 (4 performances)
at Hampton Hill Theatre, 90 High Street, Hampton Hill, United Kingdom
David Wood's adaptation of this classic children's story brings to the stage some of Roald Dahl's most memorable characters. A young orphan girl is whisked off by the BFG to giant country and into a magical adventure in the land where dreams begin. Assisted by the Queen, the army and the air force they combine to save all the children of England from the rampaging child eating giants Fleshlumpeater, Bloodbottler, Bone Cruncher and crew.
Suitable for children aged 4 and over.The B.F.G.
by Roald Dahl
Adapted by David Wood
The BFG tells how a young orphan, Sophie, gets snitched from her bed and whisked off to Giant Country by the BFG, a 15-foot high giant with a jumbly way of talking. She narrowly escapes being guzzled like a whiffswhiddle by such nasty child-chewing giants as the Fleshlumpeater and the Bonecruncher.
With ingenious stagecraft the gaints and humans are portrayed in a range of physical scales, epitomising the atmosphere of dreaming that is central to the plot. Altogether a magical entertainment for all the family especially little children of 4 and upwards.
When first staged in 1990/91, this children's play was a huge success with audiences and critics alike all over the country - it also played two seasons in the West End, at the Aldwych Theatre (November 1991 to January 1992) and the Albery Theatre (November 1993 to January 1994).