The BFG, Norwich
IAN CLARKE If you are unaccustomed to the marvellous jumbled up speech in the wonderfully creative story of The BFG (Big Friendly Giant) then you may find this review hard to follow.
Those giants is not liking snozzcumbers – but them children (and big kids) is loving the show.
If you are unaccustomed to the marvellous jumbled up speech in the wonderfully creative story of The BFG (Big Friendly Giant) then you may find this review hard to follow.
But you would also be advised to book a seat and sample the true magic of the ingenious stage adaptation of Roald Dahl's scrumdiddlyumptious novel, which this year celebrates its 20th anniversary.
The enchanting tale of young orphan Sophie being transported by the BFG to a world of wonder and danger was superbly brought to life on the opening night in front of an encouragingly large audience.
The special effects – especially the entry of the BFG at the palace - created wide eyes. The development of the classic fantasy held the attention, even of the under fives present.
- 1 Screams of daughter run over by her dad heard by murder jury
- 2 Vehicles worth £50k stolen from Royal Norfolk Show
- 3 New fishing tackle shop has 'amazing opening day'
- 4 Couple who transformed old mill into unique new home put it up for sale
- 5 New headteacher appointed at village high school
- 6 Plans for 13 new homes near historic former railway line
- 7 Former professional dressage rider died in four-vehicle motorcycle crash
- 8 Primary school left without governors after mass walkout
- 9 Man killed 96-year-old bystander in road rage crash
- 10 Some of the best pictures from day two of the Royal Norfolk Show
And the great use of humour – particularly the BFG showing off whizzpopping and the dream with the strict teacher and headteacher hilariously dancing around the stage – ensured great laughter from the stalls and circle.
Without question it is a whizzcracking play which is a must for all. You'd have to be a fleshlumpeater, bonecruncher, meatdripper or bloodbottler not to enjoy it.
t The BFG continues at the Theatre Royal until Saturday July 5. Box office: 01603 630000.