Roald Dahl

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: The Musical review – a burst of colour in a junk-filled world
The rags-to-riches roots of the beloved Roald Dahl story are emphasised in this family show, but a reliance on video effects blunts the rough magic

Catherine Love

30, Nov, 2022 @11:08 AM

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Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical review – immensely enjoyable reworking of the stage hit
Newcomer Alisha Weir and a game Emma Thompson as Miss Trunchbull excel in Matthew Warchus’s highly stylised screen adaptation

Wendy Ide

27, Nov, 2022 @11:30 AM

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Top 10 horror short stories | Simon Crook
With Halloween looming, these tales by authors from Shirley Jackson to Stephen King are guaranteed to keep you awake as the nights close in

Simon Crook

26, Oct, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Emma Thompson, Daniel Craig, Harry Styles: London film festival brings out the big guns
Opening on Wednesday, this year’s festival will host 164 feature films, from Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical to Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio

Nadia Khomami

04, Oct, 2022 @4:27 PM

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Matilda the Musical kicks off the London film festival as Netflix banks on Roald Dahl
The rights to Dahl’s work has been the streaming service’s most expensive content deal to date, so Matthew Warchus’s new film needs to work its magic

Catherine Shoard

30, Sep, 2022 @11:44 AM

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Sam Byers: ‘JM Coetzee made me vegetarian’
The novelist on being inspired by the Beats, discovering Chekhov, and taking notes from Pierre Boulez

Sam Byers

23, Sep, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Teller of the Unexpected by Matthew Dennison review – the tall tales of a big kid
Roald Dahl’s early years are illuminated in a compact biography mostly purged of unsavoury details

Tim Adams

31, Jul, 2022 @6:00 AM

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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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