FDS put on new BFG production

The cast during rehearsals for The BFG.
The cast during rehearsals for The BFG.

More than 30 years after its original production, Roald Dahl’s classic tale of giants and orphans, ‘The BFG’, has lost none of its appeal.

This weird and witty modern fairytale is an exciting story and Forfar Dramatic Society’s new production will draw its audience into a strange world, one that is both hilarious and horrifying.

‘The BFG’ runs in the Reid Hall, Forfar, from Thursday, June 4 to Saturday, June 6, and it is a production you will not want to miss it.

This is a family show for people of all ages, but will have particular appeal to children and with this in mind, there will be a matinee at 2.30 pm on Saturday, June 6.

It has all the elements for great entertainment - magic, mystery, fear, laughter, unpleasant adults and plenty of fart jokes. What more could a child ask for?Not only that, in the battle between good and evil which is played out in the show, the goodies win in the end and everyone lives happily ever after.

If you are unfamiliar with Roald Dahl’s quirky story about a big friendly giant, here are some of the basics.

Sophie, a young English girl, is at home in her room when she receives a visit from a giant, who takes her off to his home with her in fear of her life.

But this is no ordinary giant; he is the BFG – the big friendly giant.

Unlike the other giants, he likes children.

Sophie’s ‘kidnapping’ marks the start of an incredible adventure which sees her and the BFG battle to save the children of England.

To say more would be to give the game away and spoil the experience.

The society is promising its audiences a production which captures all the key elements of Dahl’s original book. There will be magical effects, fabulous masks and costumes and a few theatrical tricks that enable the company to transport the audience from everyday England to the land of giants and back again.

Tickets for the show can be purchased online via www.forfardramatic.com or from the Toy Castle, Castle Street, Forfar. Prices are £10 for Adults, £8 for concessions and £30 for a family ticket of two adults and two concessions, with any additional concessions priced at only £5.