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The BFG (Big Friendly Giant)

  • SOPAC 1 SOPAC Way South Orange, NJ, 07079 United States (map)

Humongous on humor and large on laughs, the story of The BFG (Big Friendly Giant) was Roald Dahl’s personal favorite. On stage, his whizz-cracklingly wacky tale comes to life with puppets and people creating a fantastical world of towering giants and magical adventures.

In David Wood’s exciting dramatization of Roald Dahl’s award-winning story, a 15-foot-tall vegetarian giant with vocabulary problems teams up with a little orphan girl named Sophie. Together, Sophie and her new “jumbly” friend, the Big Friendly Giant devise a plan to save the children of England from child-eating giants. Along the way, they are assisted by the Queen of England, the British Army, and the Royal Air Force…

The BFG (Big Friendly Giant) won the Federation of Children’s Book Groups Award in 1982. In 1989 it was turned into an animated film featuring the voice of David Jason. More than 30 years later, the Big Friendly Giant remains a much-loved character whose turned-around language of gobblefunk continues to tongue-tie us all.

“Words…is oh such a twitch-tickling problem to me all my life. So you must simply try to be patient and stop squibbling. As I am telling you before, I know exactly what words I am wanting to say, but somehow or other they is always getting squiff-squiddled around.”

Recommended for Ages: 7-11
Running Time: 60 minutes + post-performance Q&A

The BFG (Big Friendly Giant)
Produced by Dallas Children’s Theatre
Adapted for the stage by David Wood
From the book, The Big Friendly Giant, by Roald Dahl