Dahl’s winning tale of father and son

Roald Dahl's exciting story Danny: The Champion of the World visits Norwich Theatre Royal for a three-day run from Thursday March 6 to Saturday March 8.

Roald Dahl's exciting story Danny: The Champion of the World visits Norwich Theatre Royal for a three-day run from Thursday March 6 to Saturday March 8.

First published in 1975, it tells the story of Danny, a young boy and his father, who live in an old gipsy caravan behind a petrol station in the middle of the countryside.

Danny thinks his father is “the most marvellous and exciting any boy ever had”, but is shocked to discover that he has a deep, dark secret.

He's a poacher and in the thick of the night ventures into Hazell's Wood to steal pheasants.

Mr Hazell, the biggest landowner in the district, is after him at all costs.

But how can one little boy possibly defeat a rich and powerful landowner? He has a master plan and soon he and his dad are caught up in a thrilling and remarkable adventure.

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Prepare to be amazed as you learn about the secrets of the horse-hair stopper as well as being touched by the unfolding story of a boy and his father versus a world of greed and land grabbing.

Danny is one of the most satisfying and uplifting Dahl stories and focuses on good, evil and moral justice.

Performance schedule: Thursday (1.30pm/7pm); Friday (10.30am/7pm); Saturday (2.30pm/7pm).

t 01603 630000 (£14-£5); www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk