Full Length Play
Adaptations (Literature), Theatre for Young Audiences
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Play w/ Music
Unit Set/Multiple Settings
Appropriate for all audiences
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.
“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.