BFG

By Roald Dahl, adapted by David Wood


Octagon Theatre, Bolton

 

Designer:                 Janet Bird

Lighting Designer :              Chris Davey

Sound Designer :         Matt McKenzie

Composer :            Simon Slater

 

Cast:  Richard Booth, Philip Bosworth, Sarah Finigan, Emma MacLennan, Macy Nyman, Roddy Peters. John Seaward

 

Reviews:

 

The big news in BFG-land is that Mark Rylance is brushing up his gobblefunk in order to play the benign colossus in a new film version by Steven Spielberg due to appear this summer. Meanwhile, Sarah Esdaile’s smaller-scale though perfectly phizz-whizzing version of David Wood’s theatrical adaptation should keep any giant cravings at bay.

 

Guardian ****

 

A big-hearted and excellently staged production of a children’s classic.

 

The Stage ****

 

Bone-crunchingly good, fast-paced, funny and magical, the BFG is guaranteed to be a smash hit this festive season.

 

Manchester Confidential  ****