Full Length Play
Adaptations (Literature), Theatre for Young Audiences
Time Period - Present Day
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Unit Set/Multiple Settings
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
No Special Cautions
Children (Age 6 - 10), Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13)
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.
"“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.