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Danny the Champion of the World - Full Length Play, Drama

Danny the Champion of the World

David Wood, Roald Dahl

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Full Length Play, Drama

5m, 2f, 1boy(s)

ISBN: 9780573150166

Adapted for the stage by David Wood
From the book by Roald Dahl

“David Wood’s ingenious adaptation … the rapture shown by Dad and Danny when they succeed is lovely to behold.” - The London Times
"As fine a piece of theatre for young people as one could hope to see... moving, uplifting, funny and …

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Minimum Fee: $75 per performance


Description

Full Length Play

Drama

Adaptations (Literature), Theatre for Young Audiences

75 Minutes

Time Period - Present Day

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TARGET AUDIENCE

Children (Age 6 - 10), Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

Community Theatre

Nine year old Danny lives happily in a gypsy caravan with his father but his world is turned upside-down when he learns that his father poaches pheasants from the estate of the nasty, greedy Victor Hazell. One night his father doesn't return from a poaching run and Danny fears the worst. Danny sets off on a courageous journey to find his father and with a little help from the village soon finds himself masterminding the most incredible and exciting plot ever attempted against Victor Hazell.


REVIEWS

"“David Wood’s ingenious adaptation … the rapture shown by Dad and Danny when they succeed is lovely to behold.”" - The London Times"

As fine a piece of theatre for young people as one could hope to see... moving, uplifting, funny and fast-moving... captures the spirit of Dahl's work in a highly persuasive and heartwarming manner." - Theatre-Wales.co.uk


Commissioned by the Sherman Theatre, Cardiff, Danny The Champion Of The World was first performed there for Christmas 2004-5. From September 2007 the Sherman Theatre production was toured by the Birmingham Stage Company, including a Christmas season at the Bloomsbury Theatre, London.
Characters

CASTING

5m, 2f, 1boy(s)

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Cross gender casting, Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Room for Extras

CASTING NOTES

DR. SPENCER, GAMEKEEPER 2, THE HEAD TEACHER and a SHOOTING PARTY GUEST can be played by a female actor. 

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

DAD (WILLIAM) 
GAMEKEEPER 1 (RABBETTS)
GAMEKEEPER 2
GAMEKEEPER 3
DANNY - Aged 10
CHARLIE KINCH - The latxi driver
MRS. CLIPSTONE - The vicar's wife
SERGENT SAMWAYS - The village policeman, proud owner of a wintage Baby Austin
MR. HAZELL - The local landowner
DR. SPENCER
COUNCIL INSPECTOR 
HEAD TEACHER
SCHOOL TEACHER (MR. JACKSON)
SHOOTING PARTY
TWO AMBULANCE MEN
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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Videos
  • 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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