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The Big Friendly Giant (BFG), one of Roald Dahl's popular children's stories. When Sophie is snatched from her bed one night by a giant, she is relieved to discover that this particular giant is the BFG and not one of his disgusting neighbours who guzzle little chiddlers. It is the start of an amazing adventure which ends up with Sophie and the BFG hatching a plan to rid the world of unfriendly giants for ever - even the Queen gets involved. The BFG website.

Author Roald Dahl. Adapted by David Wood.

Archive listings for The BFG

Work type: Kids show.


Cinema screening.
5 Aug 16 to 11 Aug 16The Spotlight (formerly Broxbourne Civic Hall), Hoddesdon :: V47
listing details L0394273570


Producer Octagon Theatre Bolton. Director Sarah Esdaile. Performer John Seaward (BFG). Performer Macy Nyman (Sophie). Performer Richard Booth. Performer Philip Bosworth. Performer Sarah Finigan. Performer Emma MacLennan. Performer Roddy Peters.
13 Nov 15 to 9 Jan 16Octagon Theatre, Bolton :: V480
listing details L195273556


Company Birigha Repertory Theatre Company. Director Teresa Ludovico.
26 Nov 14 to 24 Jan 15Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Birmingham :: V143
listing details L1793580881


Recommended for ages 5+Producer Royal Lyceum. Director Andrew Panton.
28 Nov 14 to 3 Jan 15Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh :: V604
listing details L516488103


Producer Dundee Rep. Director Joe Douglas. Performer Irene Macdougall. Performer Emily Winter. Performer Ncuti Gatwa. Performer Gavin Marshall. Performer Joe Douglas. Performer Jean Chan. Performer David Cunningham. Performer Michael John McCarthy. Performer Ross MacKay. Performer Johnny Austin. Performer Ali Craig. Performer Stephanie McGregor. Performer Emily Jane Boyle.
28 Nov 13 to 31 Dec 13Dundee Repertory Theatre, Dundee :: V596
listing details L3693324


Producer Derby Live.
29 Nov 11 to 14 Jan 12Derby Theatre, Derby :: V1830193620
listing details L937396219


Producer The Dukes. Director Joe Sumsion. Adapted by David Wood. Design Alison Heffernan. Music Mark Melville. Lighting Brent Lees.
25 Nov 11 to 7 Jan 12The Dukes, Lancaster :: V523
listing details L23882316


Company Interval (Yvonne Arnaud Youth Theatre). Director Benjamin Henson. Lighting Sarah Sage.
10 Dec 09Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford :: V702
listing details L01809503762


Producer Fiery Light Ltd. Director Phil Clark. Design Sean Crowley. Lighting Ceri James. Sound Mike Beer. Music Paula Gardiner. Performer Adam Baxter (Sam Simkins). Performer Darrell Brockis (Darrell Brockis (Ronald Simkins). Performer Becky John (Sophie). Performer Anthony Pedley (BFG). Performer Heather Phoenix (Queen of England). Performer Louise Shuttleworth (Mary - maid to the Queen).
3 Nov 09 to 7 Nov 09Liverpool Playhouse, Liverpool :: V536
listing details L01906864227
27 Oct 09 to 31 Oct 09New Theatre, Cardiff :: V823
listing details L0798993029
6 Oct 09 to 10 Oct 09Whitley Bay Playhouse, Whitley Bay :: V580
listing details L1629358879
6 Oct 09 to 10 Oct 09Library Theatre, Manchester :: V487
listing details L01542557881
22 Sep 09 to 26 Sep 09Theatre Royal, Norwich :: V72
listing details L1698669474
8 Sep 09 to 12 Sep 09Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells :: V690
listing details L083881464
1 Sep 09 to 5 Sep 09King's Theatre, Glasgow :: V613
listing details L02101287222
25 Aug 09 to 29 Aug 09Palace Theatre, Manchester :: V490
listing details L1582704188
11 Aug 09 to 15 Aug 09The Playhouse, Oxford :: V803
listing details L0429447966
28 Jul 09 to 1 Aug 09Lighthouse (previously known as Poole Arts Centre), Poole :: V910
listing details L0686878863
14 Jul 09 to 18 Jul 09Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent :: V124
listing details L334087243
7 Jul 09 to 11 Jul 09Theatre Royal, Nottingham :: V462
listing details L0998159339
30 Jun 09 to 4 Jul 09Hull New Theatre, Hull :: V934
listing details L1844766655
23 Jun 09 to 27 Jun 09Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Birmingham :: V143
listing details L845670735
16 Jun 09 to 20 Jun 09Sheffield Theatres, Sheffield :: V962
listing details L181451385
9 Jun 09 to 13 Jun 09Millennium Forum, Derry :: V0404715437
listing details L053781997
2 Jun 09 to 6 Jun 09New Victoria Theatre, Woking :: V709
listing details L511606429
26 May 09 to 30 May 09Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne :: V665
listing details L1560910487
19 May 09 to 23 May 09Arts Theatre, Cambridge :: V19
listing details L736307447
12 May 09 to 16 May 09Bristol Hippodrome, Bristol :: V856
listing details L0272482502
5 May 09 to 9 May 09Hackney Empire, Outer London :: V309
listing details L477461633
28 Apr 09 to 2 May 09Watford Palace Theatre, Watford :: V55
listing details L0558225436
14 Apr 09 to 18 Apr 09Theatre Royal, Plymouth :: V895
listing details L01461981477
7 Apr 09 to 11 Apr 09King's Theatre, Edinburgh :: V601
listing details L1964569468
31 Mar 09 to 4 Apr 09Blackpool Grand Theatre, Blackpool :: V518
listing details L1945867841
12 Mar 09 to 28 Mar 09Royal & Derngate, Northampton :: V449
listing details L01720049131


Producer Polka Theatre. Director Roman Stefanski. Design Keith Baker. Music Julian Butler. Performer Alan Atkins. Performer Tim Barlow (The BFG). Performer David Broughton-Davies. Performer Susan Harrison. Performer Erika Poole. Performer Manjeet Mann.
9 Nov 07 to 9 Feb 08Polka Theatre for Children, Outer London :: V324
listing details L1791571947


Company Theatre Royal Bath Young People's Theatre.
20 Dec 04 to 23 Dec 04Theatre Royal, Bath :: V854
listing details L1238080209


Producer Byre Theatre. Director Rita Henderson. Music Jon Beales. Lighting Drew Wallis. Performer Graham Grammond (BFG/Father). Performer Sarah Manton (Sophie). Performer Jo Freer (Rebecca/Gizzardgulper/Undermaid/Queen of Sweden). Performer Bridget McCann (Queen of England/Child Chewer/Miss Plumridge). Performer Christopher Stevenson (Guy/Fleshlumpeater/Headteacher/Mr Tibbs). Performer Jim Webster (Daniel/Bloodbottler/Classmate/Ronald Simkins/Head of Army). Performer James Pearson (Sam/Boncruncher/Classmate/Sam Simkins/Head of the Air Force). Performer Sally Reid (Katherine/Meatdripper).
22 Jul 04 to 14 Aug 04Byre Theatre, St Andrews :: V640
listing details L919663753


Company Lancaster Footlights.
6 Jul 04 to 10 Jul 04Grand Theatre, Lancaster :: V521
listing details L01068545887


Producer The Man in the Moon (in association with The Electric Theatre).
14 Apr 04 to 16 Apr 04Electric Theatre, Guildford :: V01732805351
listing details L308521162


Producer Octagon Theatre. Director Sue Reddish. Design Dominie Hooper. Performer Carl Cieka (BFG). Performer Rebekah Manning (Sophie). Performer Darren Southworth. Performer Julie Westwood.
28 Nov 03 to 10 Jan 04Octagon Theatre, Bolton :: V480
listing details L1462996755


Producer Edward Snape (for Fiery Angels Ltd). Director David Wood. Design Susie Caulcutt. Lighting Jeanine Davies. Music Peter Pontzen. Sound Mike Furness. Director Andrew Higgs (music). Performer Anthony Pedley. Performer Lisa Moule. Performer Glen Hill. Performer Anthony Hoggard. Performer Verity Ann Meldrum. Performer Carolyn Murray. Performer Rebecca Rainsford. Performer Stephan Bessant.
16 Feb 03 to 1 Mar 03Electric Theatre, Guildford :: V01732805351
listing details L241615360
13 Nov 02 to 5 Jan 03Playhouse Theatre, West End :: V407
listing details L0831007864


Producer Fiery Angel Ltd. Company Warwick Arts Centre. Director David Wood. Design Susie Caulcutt. Music Peter Pontzem. Lighting Jeanine Davies. Sound Mike Furness. Director Andrew Higgs (music). Other Jonathan Rutherford (musical supervision). Performer Anthony Pedley (BFG). Performer Karen Briffett. Performer Glen Hill. Performer Anthony Hoggard. Performer Verity Anne Meldrum. Performer Carolyn Murray. Performer Rebecca Rainsford. Performer Grant Stimpson.
23 Jul 02 to 27 Jul 02New Theatre, Cardiff :: V823
listing details L926803826
9 Jul 02 to 15 Jul 02Winter Gardens and Opera House Theatre, Blackpool :: V515
listing details L0900025220
2 Jul 02 to 6 Jul 02Theatre Royal, Norwich :: V72
listing details L01422735067
25 Jun 02 to 29 Jun 02The Orchard, Dartford :: V677
listing details L883270056
11 Jun 02 to 15 Jun 02Alhambra Theatre, Bradford :: V965
listing details L83261932
4 Jun 02 to 8 Jun 02Theatre Royal, Nottingham :: V462
listing details L1058569051
28 May 02 to 1 Jun 02Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton :: V161
listing details L0839529726
21 May 02 to 25 May 02The Lowry, Salford :: V0655996499
listing details L02038615899
14 May 02 to 18 May 02Bristol Hippodrome, Bristol :: V856
listing details L1766940084
7 May 02 to 11 May 02Festival Theatre, Edinburgh :: V600
listing details L01273061537
23 Apr 02 to 27 Apr 02Mayflower Theatre, Southampton :: V774
listing details L01150786154
16 Apr 02 to 20 Apr 02Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe :: V749
listing details L837830153
2 Apr 02 to 6 Apr 02New Victoria Theatre, Woking :: V709
listing details L2015750952
26 Mar 02 to 30 Mar 02Milton Keynes Theatre, Milton Keynes :: V754
listing details L0926246829
19 Mar 02 to 23 Mar 02Theatre Royal, Newcastle upon Tyne :: V570
listing details L1533222691
12 Mar 02 to 16 Mar 02Theatre Royal, Brighton :: V657
listing details L01586371862
5 Mar 02 to 9 Mar 02Richmond Theatre, Outer London :: V327
listing details L0436715219
26 Feb 02 to 2 Mar 02Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent :: V124
listing details L01487778468
19 Feb 02 to 23 Feb 02Churchill Theatre, Bromley :: V302
listing details L0625312089
12 Feb 02 to 16 Feb 02Sadler's Wells Theatre, Inner London :: V224
listing details L1005541118
5 Feb 02 to 9 Feb 02Venue Cymru (formerly - North Wales Theatre), Llandudno :: V848
listing details L1812399633
29 Jan 02 to 2 Feb 02His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen :: V585
listing details L1412184245
1 Dec 01 to 5 Jan 02Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry :: V156
listing details L01857782120


Company Youth Arts Leicestershire.
1 Sep 01Phoenix Arts, Leicester :: V432
listing details L336920028


Company Nuffield Theatre Company. Director Daniel Buckroyd. Design Dominie Hooper. Performer Kirsty Bushell (Sophie). Performer Andrew McDonald (BFG/The Queen of England). Performer Karen Spicer (Giants/Mary/Butler/Armed Forces).
17 Apr 00 to 22 Apr 00NST Campus, Southampton :: V776
listing details L1560461777

Other listings

18 Aug 09 to 22 Aug 09Grand Opera House, Belfast :: V548
listing details L01858156501
4 Aug 01South Hill Park Arts Centre, Wilde Theatre, Bracknell :: V731
listing details L01681050578
3 Dec 98 to 2 Jan 99The Dukes, Lancaster :: V523
listing details L0838971518
10 Dec 97 to 10 Jan 98Tyne Theatre and Opera House, Newcastle upon Tyne :: V571
listing details L1834203402

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