Latest Roald Dahl Stories

2009-10-02 20:03:10

British theater and movie director Sam Mendes is producing a stage musical adaptation of the children's book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Mendes helmed the films American Beauty, Revolutionary Road and Away We Go, as well as the 1998 stage production of Cabaret. Playwright David Greig is penning the Charlie script based on Roald Dahl's fantasy novel, while Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman are composing the score, the BBC said. The book was adapted for the big screen as 1971's Willy Wonka...

2008-09-10 03:00:14

When I say, "golden ticket," what words pop into your mind? Willy Wonka? Chocolate? Gene Wilder? Johnny Depp? Charlie Bucket? Maybe even Jack Albertson? Or perhaps it's Roald Dahl? Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory is a 1971 motion picture based on the 1964 novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, written by Dahl. The book, the original movie, and the newer movie, a darker version with Johnny Depp, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, are American icons...

2008-08-09 15:00:27

BRUNSWICK - How can a little girl and the only "nice and jumbly" giant in Giant Country save the children of England from being eaten? That's the big question behind "The BFG," a Roald Dahl production to be staged by The Theater Project's Theater Camp for Older Kids Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 15-17. Out of bed at midnight one night, Sophie creeps to the window and sees a giant figure poking about the second-floor windows across the street. When the BFG snatches Sophie, she is...

2008-07-31 21:00:20

By Odessa American, Texas Jul. 31--Keep your golden ticket in hand. The Permian Playhouse is preparing a massive production of "Willy Wonka," based on Roald Dahl's classic "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory." "Willy Wonka" plays at 8 p.m. Aug. 15, 16, 22 and 23 and 2:30 p.m. Aug 17 and 24 at the playhouse, 310 W. 42nd St. The show not only includes familiar songs from the 1971 movie, but it's also got 10 new tunes from the movie's original songwriters. Tickets are $12 for adults,...

2006-06-29 08:46:41

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Amsterdam will get a theme park dedicated to chocolate and inspired by Roald Dahl's children's book "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," city officials and entrepreneurs said on Thursday. Just like Dahl's fictional "Chocolate Factory" owned by Willy Wonka, the main part of the "sweets park" will be located underground, in a disused railway tunnel which was handed over by the city of Amsterdam in a ceremony on Thursday. The attraction, which is expected to open...

2006-06-25 15:06:01

By Paul Majendie LONDON (Reuters) - Queen Elizabeth celebrated her 80th birthday with a Mad Hatter's Tea Party on Sunday for 2,000 wide-eyed children who rubbed shoulders with Winnie the Pooh and Paddington Bear in the gardens of Buckingham Palace. The feisty octogenarian turned fairy godmother to treat the kids to a picnic tea and then a roustabout pantomime about the day her handbag was stolen. After turning her back garden into a fantasyland full of storybook characters, she took...

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  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.