Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr Fox arrives in GuildfordBy Maria Virto
March 08, 2012
ADAPTED for the stage by David Wood, Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Youth Theatre: Act Three present the Roald Dahl favourite Fantastic Mr Fox in the Mill Studio from Thursday to Saturday, March 15 to 17.
Boggis, Bunce and Bean are nasty, mean farmers who hate Mr Fox.
They are determined to catch him, so they lie in wait outside his hole, each one crouching behind a tree with his gun loaded, ready to shoot, starve or dig him out. But clever, handsome Mr Fox has other plans...
Director Lucy Betts explains: “Fantastic Mr Fox was chosen because it is one of the most popular of all Roald Dahl’s wonderful stories.
“Everyone loves the underdog getting one over on the bullies, and the farmers in the story are the most horrid of bullies.
“Here Mr Fox beats them with guile and charm and it’s very, very funny.
“The story also features lots of larger than life characters – nasty farmers and loads of colourful animals – which gives all the actors in the group plenty to do!
“The music is fairly simple but it adds a lot of fun to the show; some of it is very recognisable and it really helps to give a country feel to the show. Watch out for the ceilidh!
“Rehearsals have been great fun.
“I’m working with a really lovely group who are working very hard.
“It’s such an entertaining show that a rehearsal rarely goes by without something sending us all into fits of giggles.
“Hopefully the audience will have a good laugh, too.”
After recent successes including Smike, Revolting Rhymes and last year’s sell-out, Alice the Musical, Act Three tackles one of Roald Dahl’s most famous and best loved stories bringing all of the fantastic characters to life.
Tickets for Fantastic Mr Fox are on sale from the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre box office on 01483 440000 or online at www.yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.