Roald Dahl

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Matilda musical movie starring Emma Thompson to open London film festival
World premiere of the film version of the Roald Dahl-based musical also stars Lashana Lynch, Stephen Graham and Andrea Riseborough

Catherine Shoard

30, Jun, 2022 @9:26 AM

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Hwang Dong-hyuk’s real-life Squid Game can’t rival the fictional horrors | Rebecca Nicholson
If there’s no playing to the death, it’s just a bunch of adults playing hopscotch and marbles

Rebecca Nicholson

18, Jun, 2022 @4:00 PM

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Matilda: the cake-based torture sticks in the mind – but this delightful film is worth rewatching
All 90s children are haunted by Miss Trunchbull – but revisiting Danny DeVito’s 1996 film is a zany and joyful experience

Shaad D'Souza

07, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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I’m addicted to the spoken word – I blame the Roald Dahl cassettes of my childhood
Whether it’s a true-crime podcast while cleaning or an audiobook while running, I can’t get enough of the human voice. Is it because Matilda used to ease me to sleep?

Nell Frizzell

02, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar review – Roald Dahl magic for the social media age
Perth theatre
A talented cast and inventive creatives adapt a classic story of transformation into youth theatre at its best

Clare Brennan

03, Apr, 2022 @10:30 AM

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Roald Dahl’s the Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar review – the ego has landed in cheery adaptation
Magical illusions and mind-reading tricks add to the fizzy performances in a colourful production with clever parallels

Mark Fisher

28, Mar, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Wes Anderson to make new Roald Dahl adaptation with Benedict Cumberbatch
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar, about a magical gambler, is the latest project to arise from Netflix’s purchase of author’s catalogue

Andrew Pulver

07, Jan, 2022 @11:22 AM

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Are my kids getting carried away in their flights from reality? | Sophie Brickman
I asked a child psychologist if I should be worried about the extent of their make-believe worlds

Sophie Brickman

27, Dec, 2021 @11:31 AM

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‘It had to be dark’ – how we made Matilda the Musical
‘We didn’t give Matilda any songs because she was shy. Then we realised: it’s a fricking musical – the protagonist needs to sing!

Interviews by Chris Wiegand

08, Nov, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Timothée Chalamet’s Wonka: is it so wrong to find him scrumdiddlyumptious?
The actor’s in-costume Instagram post has caused social media users to accuse the film-makers of “making Willy Wonka sexy” – but Wonka-lust is hardly new

Stuart Heritage

11, Oct, 2021 @12:22 PM

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The Netflix/Roald Dahl deal is rich with potential spin-offs
Now that Netflix has snapped up the entire works of Roald Dahl, the real job of creating some interesting TV shows can begin. But what might be coming oir way, wonders Eva Wiseman

Eva Wiseman

10, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Stagecoach takeover could mark end of a profitable era for bus and train tycoons
The fortunes of Brian Souter’s firm seem to have closely followed those of privatised public transport in the UK

26, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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