I Want It Now: April 2016

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The Roald Dahl Museum
Posted on
11:00am, 7th April
Fantastic Mr Fox, Matilda
Stage and screen shop products

With Shakespeare’s birthday just around the corner, April seems like a good month to watch a performance, make up some words or put on a play.

2016 is a big year; it’s Roald Dahl 100, marking 100 years since Roald Dahl’s birth, and Shakespeare 400, commemorating 400 years since the bard’s death. These glumptious goodies are the perfect way to celebrate these two fantabulous writers.

Miss Trunchbull Costume

Roald Dahl Miss Trunchbull fancy dress costume

Who wouldn’t want to play the formidable Miss Trunchbull on stage? Dress up as this leading character and put on your own performance of the book. Try to perfect a frightsome frown and a deep, booming voice “Bruce Bogtrotteeerrrrrrr!”, to really nail the character. Imagine you’re at the Globe Theatre and really belt it out.

Goldilocks and the Three Bears Musical

Roald Dahl's Goldilocks and the Three Bears Musical

Go the whole hog and put on a full Roald Dahl production, complete with piano score, script and staging suggestions. Play, sing and dance your way to stardom! Great if you’re a member of the King’s Men (or Von Trapp family), but equally as good for your school.

Fantastic Mr Fox DVD

Fantastic Mr Fox DVD

Sit back and relax and watch others do the hard work! This critically acclaimed animation has an all-star cast, and is a great way to experience a Roald Dahl story turned into a script (although we’d obviously love it if you read the book first!).

Whipple-scrumptious Words Kit

Roald Dahl Whipple-scrumptious Words

Both Shakespeare and Roald Dahl were experts at making up words, and you can be too with this neat little wordplay kit. Uckypigpips anyone?

Squibbling Pen

Roald Dahl' squbbling pen

Roald Dahl used his favourite yellow pencils to write his books, Shakespeare used a giant quill made with the feather of a Roly-Poly Bird to script his plays. We’re not 100% sure about that last bit, but the point is that you need your very own special writing implement too. We think this Roald Dahl squibbling pen is perfect for the purpose.