There’s a ‘Fantastic Mr Fox’ stage play coming to Melbourne in September

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There’s a ‘Fantastic Mr Fox’ stage play coming to Melbourne in September

Right in time for the September school holidays - 'Fantastic Mr Fox' is leaping off the page and onto the stage.

The ever-charming Fantastic Mr Fox is coming to Australia from September 20 – 24 and will be shown at Arts Centre Melbourne. Witness the eye-popping stage adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic story about Mr Fox and his escapades outwitting the three mean farmers Boggis, Bunce and Bean (one fat, one short, one lean). Actors interact with full-stage projected animation in this whacky adaptation, one that promises to be overflowing with cunning plans, explosions and chases as well as mischief, mayhem and humongous belly laughs.

What you need to know

  • A stage adaption of the Roald Dahl’s classic Fantastic Mr Fox is coming to Melbourne
  • A visual and aural feast – it features actors interacting with full-stage animation
  • It runs from September 20 – 24 at the Playhouse stage at Arts Centre Melbourne

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“The story has all the trademark grit, wit and grotesque deliciousness we have come to expect from Dahl,” said shake & stir theatre co’s Artistic Director Ross Balbuziente. “It features three of his most hilarious meanies – Boggis, Bunce and Bean. At the same time, the beating heart of the story is the importance of friendship and family and the reminder that when we work together, anything can be accomplished,” he continued.

Balbuziente is excited to direct another Dahl favourite, a story he himself has read countless times.

“This is epic theatre for young people – actors interacting with full-stage animation on a huge 12-metre-tall set that houses a big bag of theatrical tricks. It’s thrilling, cutting-edge theatre for young and old alike,” said Balbuziente.

With impressive set and costume (Josh McIntosh), lighting (Jason Glenwright), composition and sound (Guy Webster) and video design (Craig Wilkinson), Fantastic Mr Fox has been revered as a visual and aural feast that transports audiences deep underground and back to the earth’s crust in time for dinner.

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