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Magic Finger, The - Full Length Play, Comedy

Magic Finger, The

David Wood, Roald Dahl

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Full Length Play, Comedy

3m, 2f, 1boy(s), 1girl(s)

ISBN: 9780573704048

People familiar with Roald Dahl's imaginative, whimsical and fantastical classics will love The Magic Finger, an adventure about a girl with special powers. 

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Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

Adaptations (Literature), Theatre for Young Audiences

90 minutes

Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century

Settings Of Play - Most of the play is set on the Gregg Family’s farm.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Animal spot, No intermission, Puppetry

Unit Set/Multiple Settings, Bare Stage/Simple Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Fantasy Costumes

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences, Young Children (Age 2 - 5), Children (Age 6 - 10), Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

Elementary School / Primary, Jr High/Primary, High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups, Youth/Camp Programs

People familiar with Roald Dahl's imaginative, whimsical and fantastical classics will love The Magic Finger, an adventure about a girl with special powers. When Lucy senses injustice, she gets angry and when she gets angry her Magic Finger heats up and then, well, ANYTHING can happen. When Lucy gets upset with her best friend William and his family for shooting ducks for sport, she points her Magic Finger at them and turns them all into bird-size people while the ducks become the size of humans. Lucy's indignation turns the world into a place where the powerless are in charge and the powerful are taught a very big lesson. Playwright, David Wood's adaptions of the works of Roald Dahl have entertained and delighted audiences for years, and with The Magic Finger Wood brings another stellar Dahl story to life on the stage. 


REVIEWS

"The Magic Finger dreams big in every sense of the word, as children should." - DC Theatre Scene, Read More

"Adaptor Wood (also the dramatist for 'James and the Giant Peach') has given the 'Magic Finger' script a nuanced attitude." - Washington Post, Read More

"I loved everything about this production...I had a great time at The Magic Finger – and so will you!" - DC Metro Theatre Arts, Read More


The Magic Finger was first performed by Imagination Stage in Bethesda, MD in April of 2013, under the direction of Kathryn Chase Bryer. 
Characters

CASTING

3m, 2f, 1boy(s), 1girl(s)

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast, Non-Traditional casting, Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Expandable casting, Features Children, Flexible casting, Roles for Children

CASTING NOTES

For a cast of 7 …
F1 Lucy
F2 Mrs Gregg, (voice of Lucy’s Mother)
F3 Teacher (Mrs Winter), Mrs Duck
M1 William Gregg
M2 Mr Gregg
M3 Dog, Master Duck, Litterbug 
M4 Dog owner, Mr Duck

DOG OWNER
DOG
LUCY - Aged 8ish
TEACHER (MRS. WINTER)
WILLIAM GREGG - Aged 8ish
MR. GREGG - His father
MRS. GREGG - His mother
LUCY'S MOTHER - Voice off only, never seen
MR. DUCK
MRS. DUCK
MASTER DUCK
LITTERBUG - In optional Epilogue
Videos
  • David Wood on Doing It Yourself

  • David Wood on Getting Started As a Playwright

  • David Wood on Challenges In His Plays

  • David Wood on Roald Dahl

Author(s)
David Wood

David Wood

David Wood has been called "the national children’s dramatist" (London Times). His plays are performed worldwide, and include The Gingerbread Man, The Plotters of Cabbage Patch Corner, Save the Human, Aladdin, Hijack Over Hygenia, Jack the Lad, Larry the Lamb in Toytown, Old Mother Hubbard and The Ideal Gnome Expedition. Among his adaptations are eight Roald Dahl stories (The BFG, The Twits, The ... view full profile

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