The Big Friendly Giant

Curiously looking through her dormitory window at the dark winding road is a little girl, Sophie, inquisitive about the mysterious silence of the night better known as the ‘witching hour’. Her curiosity got the best of her as she spotted a humongous giant, but this is not the usual bloodthirsty kind, he is the Big Friendly Giant.

This year’s Teatru Qroqq annual theatre production will conjure up a fantastical journey amongst dangerous human gobbling giants, magical dreams, Buckingham Palace, repulsing snozzcumbers and delicious fizzy frobscottle. A group of energetic third year B. Ed Primary students under the sapient direction of Dr. Isabelle Gatt are working against the clock to bring into being the stage adaptation of this famous Roald Dahl fantasy classic.

The BFG was first published in 1982 and was developed from another Dahl book, Danny the Champion of the World. Sophie Dahl, Roald’s granddaughter inspired the tiny heroin of this tale. This award winning book has a language of its own which is highly appealing to children as are the descriptions. “I is the only nice and jumbly Giant in Giant Country! I is the big friendly giant! I is the BFG.” The BFG tells Sophie how he concocts dreams to blow into the rooms of sleeping children. But soon, all the BFG’s powers are put on trial as he and his human friend Sophie battle to get the world rid of other Flesh Eating Giants from gobbling children from all over the world.

The performances will take place at the MITP centre in Valletta between the 27 and 28th March 2010. Tickets can be purchased from the ticket booth at St. James Cavalier and please hurry as tickets are limited and Bloodbottler and Fleshlumpeater will be roaming the streets.

Don’t say we didn’t warn you!

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