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BFG, The (Big Friendly Giant) - Full Length Play, Comedy

BFG, The (Big Friendly Giant)

David Wood, Roald Dahl

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Full Length Play, Comedy

4m, 4f

ISBN: 9780573050947

Adapted for the stage by David Wood
From the book by Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl’s classic book about the 24-feet-high Big Friendly Giant and a little orphan called Sophie brings to the stage some of Dahl’s most memorable characters.
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Minimum Fee: $75 per performance


Optional Music/Media Fee: $45 per performance


Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

Adaptations (Literature), Theatre for Young Audiences

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Play w/ Music

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

TAGS

Friendship

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

Jr High/Primary, High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Large Stage, Youth/Camp Programs

Roald Dahl’s classic book about the 24-feet-high Big Friendly Giant and a little orphan called Sophie brings to the stage some of Dahl’s most memorable characters.

The BFG and Sophie team up to save the children of England from the child-eating giants, Bloodbottler, Fleshlumpeater, Bonecruncher, Meatdripper, Childchewer, and Gizzardgulper. They are assisted by the Queen of England and the Heads of the Army and Airforce with their helicopters. Locations include the BFG’s cave in Giant Country, Dream Country and Buckingham Palace.


REVIEWS

“A combination of top playwright David Wood and top children’s writer Roald Dahl can’t fail” - Western Daily Press

“Any child not delighted by THE BFG must have a head filled with squashed flies and deserves to be fed for a year on disgustatious snozzcumbers.” - The Guardian

“Like most David Wood shows, this will thrill the kids without boring the adults. I’d be bogswinkled if I didn’t admit it is quite scrumdiddlyumptious.” - Bristol Evening Post

“THE BFG presents an awesome challenge which the children’s dramatist meets with his customary panache… The chiddlers in the audience seemed genuinely enthralled – and it certainly makes a change from the telebunkum box”. - Financial Times

“Whizzpopping wonderful!” - Croydon Advertiser


The BFG was first performed at Wimbledon Theatre in 1991, followed by a tour and a West End season for Christmas at the Aldwych Theatre. Since then there have been two major UK tours and two West End seasons at the Albery Theatre and Playhouse Theatre. The play has also become popular in the United States, with productions by Chicago Children’s Theatre, Dallas Children’s Theater and, in a slightly revised version, Seattle Children’s Theatre.
Characters

CASTING

4m, 4f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Expandable casting, Roles for Children

CASTING NOTES

Minimum cast of 8 to play 30 roles

SOPHIE
THE BFG
THE QUEEN OF ENGLAND
MARY
MR. TIBBS
MRS. CLINKERS
HEAD OF THE ARMY
HEAD OF THE AIR FORCE
KING OF SWEDEN
SULTAN OF BAGHDAD
MONSIEUR PAPILLON
THE FLESHLUMPEATER
THE BONECRUNCHER
THE MANHUGGER
THE CHILDCHEWER
THE MEATDRIPPER
THE GIZZARDGULPER
THE MAIDMASHER
THE BLOODBOTTLER
THE BUTCHER BOY

Videos
  • David Wood on BFG

  • David Wood on Roald Dahl

  • Interview with David Wood

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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Reviews
Stephen Murray 10/3/2014 9:16 AM
This piece combines all the best of theater - illusion, magic, puppets, and masks. Not for anyone who prefers the plays of Tennessee Williams and Arthur Miller.

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