Jack and the Beanstalk adapted by Georgs Pelecis, Ana Sanderson and Matthew White from Roald Dahl’s version of the classic story
Roald Dahl’s irreverant Revolting Rhymes have an enduring appeal, and now for the first time, children can enjoy the fun of performing two of them as musicals. In Jack and the beanstalk, Jack and the friendly farm animals defy the Giant’s phenomenal sniffing powers and Jack’s mother’s murderous way with a vacuum cleaner to come out triumphantly rich – and squeaky clean. The Dahl script, the instantly enjoyable new songs, and clever staging ideas are all wrapped up in one accessible and affordable pack – complete with a performance/backing tracks CD and excerpts from the orchestral adaptation by Georg Pelecis.
More Roald Dahl scripts
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 his friends, who celebrate with a sumptuous feast.
This enthralling story by Roald Dahl, adapted for the stage by David Wood, can be performed by a small company of experienced actors supported by a large number of community and child actors
“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” – Coventry Evening Telegraph
The Twits Plays for Children by Roald Dahl
David Wood has created six short plays to read and perform. With notes on simple staging, props and costumes, the plays can be produced with the minimum of experience and resources.
The Twits is one of his many successful and highly entertaining books. The Twits are a couple that nobody would like to know. They are hairy, dirty, smelly and generally unpleasant. Roald Dahl’s characters are possibly the most horrid people you will ever read about. Mr and Mrs Twit spend their days inventing new ways to be be nasty to each other. Each time Mrs Twit does something bad to Mr Twit, he just invents something worse to do to her. The Twits are not only unpleasant towards each other but they also hate animals. It is because of the Twits’ attitude towards animals that we see their really awful side: Mr Twit keeps a family of monkeys that have to spend their days upside down and Mrs Twit likes to make pies with freshly caught birds.
Dahl’s story, as is characteristic with all his books, has a happy ending. Only how will the animals beat the Twits?
Join James as he escapes from his horrible aunts and sets off inside the peach on his wonderful adventures. This dramatization of Roald Dahl’s hugely popular book can be staged in school, acted out at home or simply read together by a group of friends. With suggestions for staging, props and lighting.
Roald Dahl died in 1990 but his books continue to be worldwide bestsellers.
Richard George was an American elementary school teacher when he adapted James and the Giant Peach as a school play. Roald Dahl loved it and wrote an introduction.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: a play adapted by Richard George
Roald Dahl’s much-loved story about how Charlie Bucket wins a ticket to visit Willy Wonka’s amazing chocolate factory is turned into a play for children to act. With tips about scenery, props and lighting, the play is easy to stage and there are lots of parts for everyone.
Roald Dahl, the best-loved of children’s writers, died in 1990 but his books continue to be bestsellers.
Richard George was an elementary school teacher in New York when he wrote this stage adaptation of Roald Dahl’s bestselling story – and Roald Dahl himself recommended that it should be published.
The BFG: a set of plays by David Wood, adapted from Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl fans will rejoice at the opportunity to bring their favorite books and characters to life. Five of Dahl’s hugely popular, beloved books have been adapted into winning plays for children.
With useful tips on staging, props, and costumes, these plays can be produced with a minimum amount of resources and experience.
Teachers, parents, and children everywhere will recognize Quentin Blake’s appealing classic cover art and will find these easy-to-perform plays to be a great source of entertainment!
Danny the Champion of the World: Plays for Children adapted by David Wood from Roald Dahl
Could you be Danny, or his dad, or even red-faced Mr Victor Hazell? Danny thinks his dad is the most marvellous and exciting father a boy could wish for. Now you can join in their daring and devilish plots with these fun-to-perform plays adapted by David Wood.
Roald Dahl, the best-loved of children’s writers, was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. After school in England he went to work for Shell in Africa. He began to write after ‘a monumental bash on the head’, sustained as an RAF pilot during the Second World War. Roald Dahl died in 1990.
David Wood works in children’s theatre with huge commitment and enthusiasm. His Dahl productions, such as The Witches, have been successful in the West End and around the country.
The Witches: A Set of Plays adapted by David Wood from Roald Dahl
Meet a hero, a wise old grandmother, and the most gruesome, grotesque gang of witches imaginable!
Roald Dahl fans will rejoice at the opportunity to bring their favorite books and characters to life. Five of Dahl’s hugely popular, beloved books have been adapted into winning plays for children. With useful tips on staging, props, and costumes, these plays can be produced with a minimum amount of resources and experience. Teachers, parents, and children everywhere will recognize Quentin Blake’s appealing classic cover art and will find these easy-to-perform plays to be a great source of entertainment!
Roald Dahl: Plays for Children 6 Books Collection Set (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr Fox, James and the Giant Peach, The BFG, The Twits, The Witches)
Titles in the Set:
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,
- Fantastic Mr Fox
- James and the Giant Peach
- The BFG
- The Twits
- The Witches
The son of Norwegian parents, Roald Dahl was born in Wales in 1916 and educated at Repton. He was a fighter pilot for the RAF during World War Two, and it was while writing about his experiences during this time that he started his career as an author.
His fabulously popular children’s books are read by children all over the world. Some of his better-known works include James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr Fox, Matilda, The Witches, and The BFG.
He died in November 1990.