One of Roald Dahl’s most loved stories Fantastic Mr Fox was given new life as it was brought to the stage in a new adaptation by Sam Holcroft. Having began performances at London’s Lyric Hammersmith theatre on 28th January 2017, the show ran until 19th February 2017, and was perfect for all the family.
The tale follows three farmers, Boggis, Bunce and Bean, who are greedy, smelly and nasty, but most of all hate Mr Fox. The complete opposite of the trio, Mr Fox is clever, smart and most of all fantastic. He completely underestimates how far the three will go to get revenge on him.
As Mr Fox often says himself, “You know as well as I do: no-one outfoxes a fox!”, but with the evil farmers on his tail, can he think up an ingenious plan to save his friends and family? Can he escape the diggers and outsmart the farmers? And can his good friend Rabbit keep quiet long enough not to give them away.
Road Dahl’s Fantastic Mr Fox was an ideal play for all the family packed full of fun. A story of greed, pride and the power of friendship, this landmark show as part of the Roald Dahl 100 celebrations is a huge theatrical extravaganza, packed full of live music and songs.
Roald Dahl is one of the greatest children’s authors of all time, with his work continually being adapted, including the hugely successful Matilda – The Musical by Tim Minchin and the recent Steven Speilberg movie version of The BFG.
Fantastic Mr Fox was the perfect opportunity to relive one of his most exciting stories, in a brilliant new version by the up and coming young playwright Sam Holcroft. Holcroft’s work has become critically acclaimed, with plays such as Rules For Living and Edgar and Annabel being produced by the National Theatre.
The cast featured Greg Barnett as Mr Fox, with Richard Atwill as Rat/Bean, Raphael Bushay as Badger/Boggis, Lillie Flynn as Mrs Fox, Sandy Foster as Rabbit, Jade Croot as Kit and Gruffudd Glyn as Mole and Bunce.
Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr Fox began performances at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre in London on 28th January 2017 and ran until 19th February 2017. This was definitely one family theatre trip not to be missed!
Packed full of songs and telling one of the most loved of all Roald Dahl’s stories, Fantastic Mr Fox really is the perfect show for all the family. Those whose kids have loved the recent film version of The BFG, the stage version of Matilda, or just reading the classic books themselves should have yet another fun filled time here.