No Giant success

The giants in a scene from The BFG.
The giants in a scene from The BFG.

The BFG, Dukes Theatre, Lancaster

IT was with slight trepidation that I took my seat for the matinee performance of The BFG.

Having loved the book as a child, could the cast transport me to Giant Land, a place of whizzpoppers and child eaters?

Sadly not.

I’m all for using puppets in children’s entertainment, but the part of Sophie, played by Rachel Drazek, who also operated the character’s puppet version, wasn’t convincing.

“That isn’t Sophie!” exclaimed a child sat behind me, which sums it up.

At least Robert Pickavance physically suited the role of The BFG.

See The Visitor (06-12-11) for the full story