About the show
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 is an ideal play for all the family packed full of fun. A story of greed, pride and the power of friendship, 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 Steven Spielberg movie version of The BFG.
Fantastic Mr Fox is 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.
Many of the original cast return, including 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 plays performances at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre in London from the 26th July until 20th Aug 2017. This is definitely one family theatre trip not to be missed!
Recommended forPacked 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 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.
Age Recommendations: 6+