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Great UK corgi hunt!

JUDITH CHESTON Publicity has contacted OUR DOGS in search of ‘a suitable dog to play the cameo role of the Queen’s Corgi’ in an important scene in the BFG.

Judith writes: ‘The BFG or Big Friendly Giant is one of Roald Dahl’s most popular children’s stories and now it can be seen on stage all over the country too from Feb - July.

‘The exceptional dog chosen will obviously have to be well bred, he / she should be docile, reasonably well trained to walk to heel and used to people and noise. There must be plenty of corgis out there who are just panting to see their names up in lights - now is their chance - no pay but as many dog biscuits as they can eat! Owners will be paid travel expenses to and from the theatre.’

A Special 20th Anniversary production of the BFG, Roald Dahl’s best selling book, will tour UK during 2002.

The works of master story teller Roald Dahl are still as popular today with children all over the world as when they were first written and they regularly top polls of the best children’s fiction. Now Edward Snape for Fiery Angel Ltd is mounting a new production of one of Dahl’s best loved stories, The BFG or Big Friendly Giant, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of this book’s original publication in 1982. The BFG will play for a Christmas season at Warwick Arts Centre (Dec 1 - Jan 5) and then tour to more than 30 other venues around the country until August 2002 (see first part of tour attached - further dates to be confirmed later).

David Wood, dubbed the ‘national children’s playwright’ by The Times, has ingeniously adapted The BFG and also directs this new production. The BFG was the first Dahl story he reworked for the stage in 1990 and since then he has also had great successes with his threatrical versions of ‘The Witches’ and ‘The Twits” Anthony Pedley, who first created the role of the BFG on stage and who looks uncannily like the original Quentin Black drawings of the character, again takes the title role.

When first staged in 1990/1 this brilliant children’s play was a huge success with both audiences and critics alike all over the country and also played 2 triumphant seasons in the West End. Now there is a chance for a whole new generation of kids to fall in love with Dahl’s wonderful characters on stage. The BFG is a great show for everyone who enjoys fun and adventure mixed with a large pinch of fantasy as only Dahl can!

For further info, interviews or photos contact Judith Cheston 01608 661198