Roald Dahl’s much-loved Fantastic Mr Fox leaps off the page and onto the Playhouse stage at Arts Centre Melbourne from 20–24 September 2022 in a "jaw-droppingly", visually spectacular, critically-acclaimed production for the whole family.

Shake & stir theatre co, the Brisbane based company behind award-winning, sold-out national tours of Dahl’s George’s Marvellous Medicine and multi Helpmann Award® nominated Revolving Rhymes & Dirty Beasts, heads to Melbourne with this tall tale perfect for all ages to enjoy.

Published in 1970, Dahl’s hilarious wit remains on full display today in Fantastic Mr Fox, an action-thriller-suspense-comedy overflowing with cunning plans, explosions and chases, not to mention mischief, mayhem and humongous belly laughs.

Mr Fox lives in the wood, under a hole, under a huge tree with Mrs Fox and their small Fox family. Every night, Mr Fox leaves the hole to steal food from three horrible farmers – Boggis, Bunce and Bean – one fat, one short, one lean.

The three greedy farmers concoct a plan to catch Mr Fox, but no one outfoxes a fox. When Mr Fox needs to save his family and friends, he’ll go to any length, above or underground, to outwit the mean humans.

This spring join Mr Fox and his team of furry friends as they bounce, burrow and bewilder their way to safety.

With impressive set and costume (Josh McIntosh), lighting (Jason Glenwright), composition and sound (Guy Webster) and video design (Craig Wilkinson), Fantastic Mr Fox has been revered as a visual and aural feast that transports audiences deep underground and back to the earth’s crust in time for dinner.

You’ve read the book, seen the movie – now experience the stage adaptation from the wacky mind of the world’s number one storyteller. Fantastic Mr Fox is suitable for ages five and up.

Creative Team
Director: Ross Balbuziente
Adaptor: Nick Skubij
Designer: Josh McIntosh
Lighting Designer: Jason Glenwright
Sound Designer: Guy Webster
Video Designer: Craig Wilkinson
Illustrator: Jon Weber

Fantastic Mr Fox
20 - 24 September 2022
Running Time: 55 minutes (no interval)

Image credit: Dylan Evans


Playhouse, 100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia

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