Immerse yourself in Dahl’s stories

Roald Dahl and the Imagination Seekers is coming to The Bowery Theatre next month. (Supplied)

The imagination and creativity of children will be the key to a new show coming to The Bowery Theatre next month.

Roald Dahl and the Imagination Seekers celebrates Dahl’s stories from The BFG to the Twits, and many more along the way.

Somehow, Dahl’s words are mysteriously disappearing – not only from books, but from children’s minds too. Luckily, the top-secret Ancient Guild of Taletenders have come to the rescue. Join them for fun interactive game, immersive storytelling and theatrical magic to save these stories.

Starring Maddi Savage and Josh Burton, the show is aimed at children aged six and up and is an interactive performance, with the kids joining forces with Savage and Burton to make up a story.

Savage said that while she and Burton have rehearsed the show extensively, it’s impossible to prepare for the answers some children come up with.

“They are quite outlandish,” she says.

Burton says kids love the show because it is “very silly and very fun”, however, he is eager to point out that there are also jokes parents will appreciate too.

“It’s quite difficult to get sick [of this show]. It’s hard to deny the joy of the kids giggling and squealing,” he says.

Director Rob Wilson, who created the show with the Roald Dahl Story Company and the Puffin division of Penguin Books, said he wanted to share the joy of Dahl’s books with families.

“We empower children to be the centre of the story and we take many suggestions from them throughout giving that live feel of improvisation,” he says.

Roald Dahl and the Imagination Seekers is at St Albans’ The Bowery Theatre on Sunday, July 10, 3-4pm.


Laura Michell