One night at the orphanage, Sophie can’t sleep. When she looks out the window, she sees a giant blowing dreams into children’s heads through their bedroom windows. Realising he’s been spotted, the Big Friendly Giant grabs Sophie and takes her back to his cave in Giant Country, where they eat snozzcumbers and drink frobscottle, before galloping off to Dream Country to collect some dreams. In order to save the people of England from being eaten up by the man-eating giants, Sophie and the BFG must concoct a dream that will persuade the Queen of England to believe in evil giants, so that with the help of the army and the air force, they might be rid of them once and for all.
The BFG is based on Roald Dahl’s novel of the same name, and was first produced at the Wimbledon Theatre, London in 1991, before transferring to the Aldwych Theatre for the Christmas season.