The BFG (Big Friendly Giant)

The BFG (Big Friendly Giant)

David Wood, Roald Dahl

The BFG (Big Friendly Giant)

The BFG (Big Friendly Giant)

David Wood, Roald Dahl


Roald Dahl’s classic book about the 24-feet-high Big Friendly Giant and a little orphan called Sophie brings to the stage some of Dahl’s most memorable characters.

The BFG and Sophie team up to save the children of England from the child-eating giants, Bloodbottler, Fleshlumpeater, Bonecruncher, Meatdripper, Childchewer, and Gizzardgulper. They are assisted by the Queen of England and the Heads of the Army and Airforce with their helicopters. Locations include the BFG’s cave in Giant Country, Dream Country and Buckingham Palace.

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  • Genre: Adaptations (Literature), Theatre for Young Audiences
  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Cast Attributes: Expandable casting, Roles for Children
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences


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 ...

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