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Roald Dahl’s classic Fantastic Mr Fox returns to QPAC these summer school holidays!

Following a smash-hit, sold out season in 2019, Dahl’s much-loved Fox leaps off the page (and all around the stage) in this mind-blowing, visually-stunning production. No one outfoxes a fox, especially not the horrible and greedy farmers Boggis, Bunce, and Bean – one fat, one short, one lean.   //   When Mr Fox needs to save his family and friends, he’ll go to any length (above or underground) to outwit the mean humans. Join Mr Fox and his team of furry friends ...

Roald Dahl’s delicious tale, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, is coming to Brisbane!

Willy Wonka is opening his marvellous and mysterious chocolate factory to a lucky few. That includes Charlie Bucket, whose bland life is about to sweeten with colour and confection beyond his wildest dreams. He and four other golden ticket winners will embark on a mesmerising joyride through a world of pure imagination.   //   Now’s your chance to experience the wonders of Wonka! Get ready for the Oompa-Loompas, incredible inventions, costumes and sets and more, more, ...

Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts is coming to La Boite this month!

Think you know the stories of the Three Little Pigs, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, Goldilocks or Jack and the Beanstalk? Think again! Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts bursts off the page in a spectacular live show that takes the world’s best-loved fairy tales and rearranges them with surprising and hilarious twists.   //   Frighteningly funny and seriously silly, Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts is the perfect family entertai...

Principal photography for the Roald Dahl classic The Witches gets underway

Reimagining Dahl’s beloved story for a modern audience, Zemeckis’s visually innovative “The Witches” tells the darkly humorous and heartwarming tale of a young orphaned boy (Bruno) who, in late 1967, goes to live with his loving Grandma (Spencer) in the rural Alabama town of Demopolis. The boy and his grandmother come across some deceptively glamorous but thoroughly diabolical witches, so Grandma wisely whisks our young hero away to an opulent seaside resort. Regrettably, they ...

The BFG Movie Review

My only experience of a ‘BFG’ was the BFG9000, a weapon found in the Doom and Quake video games using an acronym that implied words that ought not be uttered by a child. Given Roald Dahl's twisted mind, I would be unsurprised to learn that he was well aware of this possible interpretation when he released his book about a ‘Big Friendly Giant’ in 1982. An animated TV version of The BFG was released in the late 80's but this time around Steven Spielberg has turned his acumen to a ...

Revolting Rhymes and Dirty Beasts at La Boite

A spectacular live show combining two of his most famous and best-loved rhyming storybooks was heralded in 2014’s was heralded as “playful and exciting” (Stage Whispers), “terrific and twisted” (Australian Stage Online) and “a treat for mums, dads and the littlies” (The Courier-Mail). A visual feast that combines a rocking soundtrack, immersive visual design, dance, shadow puppetry bringing over 40 characters to life for audiences aged 5 to 105! This return season at La ...