David Wood: The Utterly Inventive World of Roald Dahl



David Wood OBE – ‘the national children’s dramatist’ (Times) – has adapted eight Roald Dahl classics for the theatre.

Join the Olivier Award-Winning writer as he talks about Dahl, the master storyteller, and the craft of turning his stories into plays. A must for all ages – lovers of Dahl, theatre students and budding authors and playwrights.

David Wood has written more than 70 plays for children, which are performed worldwide. Titles include The Gingerbread Man, Save the Human and The Selfish Shellfish. Adaptations include Tom’s Midnight Garden (Philippa Pearce), Babe, the Sheep-Pig (Dick King-Smith) the Olivier Award-nominated The Tiger Who Came to Tea (Judith Kerr) and, most recently, the Olivier Award-winning Goodnight Mister Tom (Michelle Magorian).

David’s Roald Dahl stage adaptations are – The BFG, The Witches, The Twits, Fantastic Mr Fox, James and the Giant Peach, Danny the Champion of the World, George’s Marvellous Medicine and The Magic Finger.

David Wood – ‘undisputed master of children’s shows’. Evening Standard.



Includes a Q&A session

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