A stage adaptation of The BFG ( Big Friendly Giant), one of Roald Dahl's most popular children's books, will be playing at Sadler's Wells Theatre from Feb. 12 to 16. This limited run in London is part of a major UK tour of the production celebrating the 20th anniversary of the original publication of Dahl's book.
The BFG tells the story of orphan Sophie who is snatched from her bed by a Giant. Although he carries her far away to Giant Country, he has no intention of harming her, for he is the Big Friendly Giant. Together the unlikely pair battle to stop the other Giants from tucking into the children of the world.
The BFG has been adapted for the stage by children's playwright David Wood, who also handled the first production of the show in 1990 which had a two season run in the West End. Wood has also brought to stage Dahl's The Witches and The Twits, which was a huge success at Sadler's Wells last April.
Roald Dahl's other books for children include Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Danny the Champion of the World, James and the Giant Peach, and Matilda.
For tickets and further information call the ticket office on 020 7863 8000.