Fantastic Mr Fox: A Play

By Roald Dahl, Sally Reid

Fun-to-perform play - excellent for faculties - of Roald Dahl's immensely well known tale for more youthful readers within which smart Mr Fox outwits the 3 nasty farmers: Boggis. Bunce and Bean. This additionally comprises staging recommendation on props, lights and so on on the finish of the booklet.

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Correct? MR BADGER: i assume we’ll need to. MR FOX: in the event that they are looking to be terrible, allow them to. We down listed here are good, peace-loving humans. MR BADGER [Gently]: cunning, i admire you. MR FOX: thanks. Now, my darlings [To SMALL FOX 2 and SMALL FOX 3], take the cart and run again as speedy as you could on your mom. provide her my love, and inform her we're having visitors for dinner – the Badgers, the Moles, the Rabbits and the Weasels. inform her the remainder of us should be domestic once we’ve performed another little task. SMALL FOXES 2 and three [Still filling up carts]: definite, Dad. without delay, Dad. We’ve approximately comprehensive. MR FOX: And now, only one extra stopover at. SMALL FOX four: And I’ll guess i do know the place that’ll be. MR BADGER: the place? SMALL FOX four: good, we’ve been to Boggis and we’ve been to Bunce, yet we haven’t been to Bean. It needs to be Bean. MR FOX: You’re correct. yet what you don’t be aware of is which a part of Bean’s position we're approximately to go to. MR BADGER: good, let us know – which? MR FOX: Ah-ha. simply you be patient. finish of Scene 6 Scene 7 Curtains open. No lighting fixtures. highlight on MR FOX, SMALL FOX four and MR BADGER as they input level correct. process small wall of cardboard bins, approximately six ft from degree correct wings. MR BADGER: What on the earth is that this? It seems like a fantastic stone wall. [Animals scrape away in entrance of it] Now who on the earth could construct a wall below the floor? MR FOX: extremely simple. It’s the wall of an underground room. And if it's not that i am wrong, it's precisely what I’m trying to find. [MR FOX maintains to enquire the wall. He pulls away a unfastened ‘brick’. lighting fixtures cross as much as express BEAN’s darkish and gloomy cellar. RAT is at the different part of the wall, searching through gap to MR FOX] RAT: leave! You can’t are available right here! It’s deepest! MR BADGER: stable Lord! It’s Rat! MR FOX: You saucy beast! I must have guessed we’d locate you down right here someplace. RAT [Shrieking]: leave! move on, beat it! this can be my inner most pitch! MR FOX: close up. RAT: i cannot close up! this can be my position! I came first! MR FOX [Softly]: My expensive Rat, i'm a hungry fellow, and in the event you don’t hop it speedy, I shall eat-you-up-in-one-gulp. [RAT scurries to different facet of degree. MR FOX laughs and pulls out extra ‘bricks’. He crawls via. BADGER and SMALL FOX four persist with] MR FOX: this can be it! MR BADGER: this can be what? where is empty. SMALL FOX four: the place are the turkeys? i presumed Bean used to be a turkey guy. MR FOX: he's a turkey guy. yet we’re no longer after turkeys now. We’ve received lots of nutrients. SMALL FOX four: Then what will we desire, Dad? MR FOX: Take an exceptional glance around. Don’t you spot something that pursuits you? [MR BADGER and SMALL FOX peer around cabinets, finally discovering a number of flagons, starting from very huge to small sizes, labelled ‘CIDER’] SMALL FOX four: Oh, Dad! glance what we’ve discovered! It’s cider! MR FOX: Ex-actly! MR BADGER [Shouting]: large! MR FOX: Bean’s mystery Cider Cellar. yet move conscientiously, my dears. Don’t make a noise. This cellar is true beneath the farmhouse itself. MR BADGER: Cider is principally solid for Badgers. We take it as medication – one huge glass thrice an afternoon with nutrition and one other at bedtime.

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