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Fantastic Mr Fox

The Crescent Theatre Company presents

Fantastic Mr Fox

Approximate Running Time: 1hr 30mins (including Interval)

by Roald Dahl adapted for the stage by David Wood

7 - 21 Dec in the Main House at 7.15pm | Matinees: Sun 8, Thu 12 - Sat 14, Wed 18, Thu 19 & Sat 21 December at 2.30pm

Anticipated running time: 1 hours, 30 minutes
Please note this is an estimated running time and may be subject to change

Roald Dahls much-loved story follows the vain attempts of three horrid men, Boggis, Bunce and Bean, one fat, one short, one lean, to get rid of the fox who regularly steals food from their stores.

They try to kill him by any means possible. Outwitted at every turn, their 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.

By Roald Dhal - Adapted for the stage by David Wood

"The theatre is planned out well. The production was amazing and liked how they had more children in the story. I liked it when they hid from Boggis, Bunce and Bean, it was funny" Ella aged 9

"A great show, optimum length for kids and an easy to follow story. First time in the [Crescent\], as we live up north and were [very] impressed by its' intimacy and atmosphere. Everyone played their part well but particular praise to Mr Badger! He played the role with great conviction and clarity." Anon

"250 very happy and excited children who sang the Digger and Foxy songs all the way back on the coaches are a very good indication of how much we enjoyed your production! A super show - thanks to the cast and crew!" anon

"Thanks! It was a brilliant afternoon. The children had a wonderful time and so did I! I thought the cast were super." JJ

"A lovely production and the kids obviously enjoyed it!"

"Great...thanks!" L

"What a great afternoon! Thanks." K

"We really enjoyed it. Thank you so much." S

"Thanks for lovely afternoon, I really enjoyed it - what a great show!" K

"Thoroughly enjoyed it!" M

Really enjoyed show." AC

"Thanks was fab show. Crescent done always!" JH

"Really enjoyed it and sounds as though the kids did too. What they doing next year? Can we book now?!" B

Director: Barry M Dudley

Assistant Directors Ian Moule & Richard Dawes

Set Design Keith Harris & Barry M Dudley


Mr Fox - Michael Jenkins
Mrs Fox - Jade Marshall
Mr Badger - Bob Martin
Mrs Badger - Susan Keats
Rat - Chris Collett
Boggis - Joshua Norris
Bunce - Sophie Hamilton-Foad
Bean - Sam Malley
Mabel - Manisha Kaur Rathore
Fox Cubette - Jessica Raven
Fox Cubette - Anja Rose
Fox Cubette - Nicola Cresswell
Fox Cub - Heather Marshall
Fox Cub - Aidan Amann
Young Mole - Sophie Dunseith
Young Mole - Craig Keogh
Young Weasel - Michael Anthony
Young Weasel - Meg Williams
Young Badger - Mary Anthony
Young Badger - Ali Jahantab
Young Badger - Rebecca Holmes
Young Rabbit - Conny Rose


Production Assistants Vera Dean& Michaela Butler
Stage Managers Gillie Churcher & Sue Haynes
Lighting & Special Effects James Booth
Lighting Operators Tom Cunningham, Lewis Powel, Corrie Paxton & Kevin Middleton
Sound Operators Kevin Middleton, Syd James & Jack Ramplin
Costume Design & Creation Jennet Marshall with grateful thanks to the costume team
Costume Assistants Stewart Snape, Jo Thackwray, Rose Snape, Vera Dean, Pat Brown, Lynn Crossland, Pauline Rathbone
Properties Madeleine Bigland, Janet Grant, Andrew Lowrie, Keith Harris, Michaela Butler
Musical Director Gary Spruce
Music Tracks by Chris Corcoran
Pyrotechnics Chris Briggs, Barry Dudley
Fly Operators Ray Duddin, Jack Tustin, Brian Wilson, Scott Brough, Chris Briggs
Set Construction Keith Harris, Phil Parsons, Barry Dudley, Sue Haynes, Faye Rowse, Michaela Butler, Will Fox, Helen Hotchkiss, Josh Norris, Dawn Keogh, Anne Holmes, Ray Duddin
Choreography Jo Thackwray
Voice Coach Jaz Davison
Masks Design & Creation Barry Dudley, Vera Dean, Michaela Butler
Hair and Makeup By the students of the UCB theatrical hair and makeup course, with thanks to Michelle Beddall and Josh Norris
Special thanks to Andrew Lowrie

Ticket Price: £15 | £12 Concessions | Sunday Matinee Only: £8

This is an amateur company production.

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