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Fantastic Mr. Fox

"Another excellent adaptation of Roald Dahl's children's classic by David Wood... designed to capture fertile imaginations with its appealing storyline and simple language, no wonder it is a hit."

The Stage
* * Please note that performance rights for this title have been withdrawn for all of 2017

  • Full Length Play
  • Comedy, Adaptations (Literature)
  • 60 minutes

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Target Audience: Adult, Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18), Children (Age 6 - 10), Senior
  • Set Requirements: Unit Set/Multiple Settings
  • Cautions: No Special Cautions

  • Performance Group:
  • Community Theatre, Church / Religious Groups
Roald Dahl's much-loved story follows the vain attempts of three farmers, Boggis, Bunce and Bean, one fat, one short, one lean, to get rid of the fox who regularly steals food from their farms.

They try to kill him by any means possible. Outwitted at every turn, the farmer's ploys backfire. Fantastic Mr. Fox devises a plan which will ensure full stomachs for not only his family, but all of his friends, who celebrate with a sumptuous feast.

REVIEWS:

"It was going to take someone as clever as the cunning fox himself to bring my favorite childhood book to life. And David Wood, who masterfully adapted Roald Dahl's The Twits, didn't let me down. This is a classic tale of goodies and baddies -- of Mr. Fox trying to outwit the mean and repulsive farmers Boggis, Bunce and Bean... this is a fantastic show to be enjoyed by kids of all ages."

Coventry Evening Telegraph

"Another excellent adaptation of Roald Dahl's children's classic by David Wood... designed to capture fertile imaginations within its appealing storyline and simple language, no wonder it is a hit."

The Stage

"...a packed audience sat enthralled and sometimes scared... not a dry eye in the house as the audience collapsed into hysterics at the hen-grabbing scene."

Heartland Evening News

Premiere Production: Commissioned by the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Fantastic Mr. Fox was first performed there in 2001.
  • Casting: 5M, 2F
  • Casting Attributes: Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Ensemble cast, Roles for children, Room for Extras, Expandable casting
  • Casting Notes: Plus children's chorus. One of the Farmers can double as RAT and MRS. FOX can double as Mabel if necessary. The Animals can also play Villagers.

BADGER/NARRATOR - Avuncularly friendly
MR. FOX - Confidently courageous
MRS. FOX - Bravely protective
BOGGIS - A fat farmer
BUNCE - A "pot-bellied dwarf" farmer
BEAN - A lean, tall farmer
RAT - Whining parasite
MABEL - Gossipy housekeeper
MRS. BADGER
YOUNG FARMER/MR. MOLE
YOUNG FARMER/MR. WEASEL
YOUNG FARMER/MR. RABBIT
YOUNG FARMER/RAT
YOUNG FARMER
MRS. MOLE
SMALL MOLES
MRS. WEASEL
SMALL WEASELS
MRS. RABBIT
SMALL RABBITS
SMALL BADGERS
SMALL FOXES
LANDGIRLS
LANDGIRL/RAT
CHAPERONES
VILLAGERS

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Roald Dahl's much-loved story follows the vain attempts of three farmers, Boggis, Bunce and Bean, one fat, one short, one lean, to get rid of the fox who regularly steals food from their farms.

They try to kill him by any means possible. Outwitted at every turn, the farmer's ploys backfire. Fantastic Mr. Fox devises a plan which will ensure full stomachs for not only his family, but all of his friends, who celebrate with w sumptuous feast.


"Another excellent adaptation of Roald Dahl's children's classic by David Wood... designed to capture fertile imaginations with its appealing storyline and simple language, no wonder it is a hit." - The Stage

"This is a fantastic show to be enjoyed by kids of all ages." - The Coventry Telegraph

Commissioned by the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Fantastic Mr. Fox was first performed there in 2001.

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