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Author Roald Dahl’s (Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach) beloved story of
Sophie and her newfound friend, the gentle BFG, is a funny, thrilling, adventurous romp around the
world and into dreamland. One of Dahl’s best-selling books, The Big Friendly Giant was published in
1982 and had its theatrical premiere in 1990, with a successful tour throughout the United Kingdom.
The play is an adaptation by David Wood, who has written approximately 50 plays for children and
is acclaimed by The Times as being the UK’s “National children’s dramatist.”