Roald Dahl’s much-loved story follows the vain attempts of three farmers, Boggis, Bunce, and Bean (one fat, one short, one lean), to get rid of the fox who regularly steals food from their farms. They try to kill him by any means possible. Outwitted at every turn, the farmers’ ploys backfire. Fantastic Mr. Fox devises a plan which will ensure full stomachs for not only his family, but all his friends, who celebrate with a sumptuous feast.
Story by Roald Dahl
Adapted for the stage by David Wood
Fantastic Mr Fox Preview (Curtain Calls 6.2, July 2010)
For the run of “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” a nine foot high, four foot wide tree had to be chopped down at each performance. A hinge system was used so that the tree would fall and be carried away, only to return again the next day.