Danny the Champion of the World

by  David Wood, Roald Dahl

“David Wood’s ingenious adaptation … the rapture shown by Dad and Danny when they succeed is lovely to behold.” - The London Times
"As fine a piece of theatre for young people as one could hope to see... moving, uplifting, funny and …

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Danny the Champion of the World

by  David Wood Roald Dahl

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Nine year old Danny lives happily in a gypsy caravan with his father but his world is turned upside-down when he learns that his father poaches pheasants from the estate of the nasty, greedy Victor Hazell. One night his father doesn't return from a poaching run and Danny fears the worst. Danny sets off on a courageous journey to find his father and with a little help from the village soon finds himself masterminding the most incredible and exciting plot ever attempted against Victor Hazell.

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“David Wood’s ingenious adaptation … the rapture shown by Dad and Danny when they succeed is lovely to behold.” 
Jeremy Kingston, The Times

“… as fine a piece of theatre for young people as one could hope to see … moving, uplifting, funny and fast-moving … captures the spirit of Dahl’s work in a highly persuasive and heartwarming manner.” 
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“… theatrical colour, real emotional depth and good old-fashioned fun … watching an audience of young people respond positively to a piece of live theatre is always a joy.” 
South Wales Evening Post

“… a fine celebration of one of our finest storytellers … justice is triumphant in the end, and we are left with the warm glow that the master of storytellers intended.” 
South Wales Argus

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David Wood

David Wood has been called "the national children’s dramatist" (London Times). His plays are performed worldwide, and include The Gingerbread Man, The Plotters of Cabbage Patch Corner, Save the Human, Aladdin, Hijack Over Hygenia, Jack the Lad, Larry the Lamb in Toytown, Old Mother Hubbard and The Ideal Gnome Expeditio ...

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Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl

Sherman Theatre, Cardiff in 2004

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