Fantastic Mr. Fox (Wood)

by  David Wood, Roald Dahl

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  5m, 2f

Roald Dahl’s much-loved story follows the vain attempts of three farmers, Boggis, Bunce and Bean, one fat, one short, one lean, to get rid of the fox who regularly steals food from their farms. 

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Fantastic Mr. Fox (Wood)

by  David Wood Roald Dahl

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    5m, 2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    60 minutes (1 hour)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Adaptations (Literature), Theatre for Young Audiences
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Children (Age 6 - 10)
    • Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13)
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Roald Dahl’s much-loved story follows the vain attempts of three farmers, Boggis, Bunce and Bean, one fat, one short, one lean, to get rid of the fox who regularly steals food from their farms.

They try to kill him by any means possible. Outwitted at every turn, the farmer’s ploys backfire. Fantastic Mr. Fox devises a plan which will ensure full stomachs for not only his family, but all his friends, who celebrate with a sumptuous feast.

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Reviews

"Another excellent adaptation of Roald Dahl's children's classic by David Wood... designed to capture fertile imaginations with its appealing storyline and simple language, no wonder it is a hit." - The Stage

"This is a fantastic show to be enjoyed by kids of all ages." - The Coventry Telegraph

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
  • Interview with David Wood
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Jr High/Primary
  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Youth/Camp Programs

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $125 per performance
  • Mandatory Music/Media Fee: $25 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: 60 minutes (1 hour)
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

5m, 2f
BADGER/NARRATOR - Avuncularly friendly
MR. FOX - Confidently courageous
MRS. FOX - Bravely protective
BOGGIS - A fat farmer
BUNCE - A "pot-belied dwarf" farmer
BEAN - A lean, tall farmer
RAT - Whining parasite
MABEL - Gossipy housekeeper
MRS. BADGER
YOUNG FARMER/MR. MOLE
YOUNG FARMER/MR. WEASEL
YOUNG FARMER/MR. RABBIT
YOUNG FARMER/RAT
YOUNG FARMER
MRS. MOLE
SMALL MOLES
MRS. WEASEL
SMALL WEASELS
MRS. RABBIT
SMALL RABBITS
SMALL BADGERS
SMALL FOXES
LANDGIRLS
LANDGIRL/RAT
CHAPERONES
VILLAGERS
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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
  • Expandable casting
  • Roles for Children
  • Room for Extras

Casting Notes

Plus children's chorus. One of the Farmers can double as RAT and MRS. FOX can double as MABEL. If necessary, the Animals can also play Villagers.

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Piano/Vocal

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Authors

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 Expeditio ...

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Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl

Commissioned by the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Fantastic Mr. Fox was first performed there in 2001.

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