Head over for a whizzcracking and scrumdiddlyumptious adventure.
Roald Dahl’s enduringly popular children’s book, The BFG, will be brought to life in a brand new staging at Birmingham Repertory Theatre this Christmas. A well-loved story of a dream-blowing, big friendly giant and little orphan Sophie in a land of child-eating giants, The BFG, will open at The REP from 26th November 2014 to 24th January 2015.
When little Sophie is snatched out of her bed in the dead of night by the BFG, she fears the worst. His grisly neighbours, the Bloodbottler and the Fleshlumpeater, like nothing more than guzzling up human beans. But the BFG is a dream-maker and not a man-eater and he’s about to take Sophie on a journey she never expected .
An undisputed national treasure and the world’s favourite children’s author, Roald Dahl has enchanted young minds for more than 30 years with stories that fire the imagination, bring dreams to life and release squeals of both terror and delight. The BFG is classic Dahl and this new production promises a stunning visual theatrical treat for audiences of all ages.
The cast includes Joshua Manning as The BFG with eleven-year olds Madeleine Haynes, Chloe Hawthorne and Lara Wollington sharing the role of young Sophie. They are joined by an ensemble of actor musicians including Danny Chase, Jemma Geanaus, Mike Goodenough, Joey Hickman, TJ Holmes, Nyron Levy, Natasha Lewis, Mei Mac and Nicolas Prasad.
Adapted for the stage by David Wood, The BFG will be directed by Teresa Ludovico who thrilled audiences with her 2013 staging of Phillip Pullman’s I Was A Rat! Teresa is also known for her thrilling visual and physical productions of Beauty & The Beast, The Snow Queen and The Mermaid Princess.
Design will be by Robert Innes Hopkins with lighting design by Peter Mumford. Frank Moon is the composer with sound design by John Leonard, musical direction by Martin Riley and movement by Yann Seabra.
Tickets: £7-£35 with concessions available Box Office: 0121 236 4455 Online Booking: www.Birmingham-rep.co.uk