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Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes

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Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes


Terry Davies – conductor
Magic Light Pictures – animation


Ben Locket Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes

“The small girl smiles. One eyelid flickers. She whips a pistol from her knickers.” Watch Roald Dahl’s classic with a live soundtrack from the orchestra.
Dahl’s beloved Revolting Rhymes, illustrated by Quentin Blake, are ingeniously interwoven in this two-part animation. Hear the stories of best friends Snow White and Red Riding Hood, Cindy and boy-next-door Jack, and a Wolf with his own hair-raising tales to tell.

The Orchestra performs live on stage below the Royal Festival Hall’s huge screen. Ben Locket’s inventive score is a great introduction to live orchestral music for young children.

Commissioned by the BBC to mark Roald Dahl’s centenary in 2016, Revolting Rhymes was created by Magic Light Pictures, makers of Room on the Broom and The Gruffalo. The all-star voice cast includes Tamsin Greig, Gemma Chan, Rose Leslie, David Walliams, Rob Brydon, and Dominic West as the Wolf.

PG, recommended for ages 5+

This performance is part of Southbank Centre’s Imagine festival. At all Imagine performances there is a relaxed approach to noise and movement in the auditorium and you are free to enter and exit during the performance. A chill out space and noise cancelling headphones will be available for both adults and children. This is a lively story with some screams, but no loud bangs or flashing lights.

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Prices & Discounts

Adults £20/£15, under 18s £10/£7.50

Multi-buy offer available

Running time:

1 hr 10 minutes

Recommended age

From 5+

Programme notes

Free printed programmes will be available at the venue. Digital programme notes available a week before the event.

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Philharmonia Box Office: 0800 652 6717
Monday to Friday 10am – 5pm

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