Stage Whispers Press Release for The Magic Finger

Published: 24-Nov-2017 by Stage Whispers

Pymble Players promise a fun filled festive feast of Roald Dahl, everybody’s favourite story teller. Who doesn’t love Roald Dahl’s subversive, funny stories?  Pymble Players director Patsy Templeton is convinced that children find it quite delicious to see adults behaving badly and getting their come-uppance. “Dahl must have had a strong sense of justice,” says Patsy, “which you can see played out in his poems and stories. But the righters-of-wrongs are the children, not the grown-ups. And the kids love it!”

Pymble Players 2017 children’s production brings to the stage three writings from Roald Dahl. In The Magic Finger, young Lucy has an incredibly powerful finger, who finds a way to thwart the duck hunting Gregg family.   To the Gregg family, hunting is just plain fun but to Lucy who lives next door, it's just plain horrible. She tries to be polite, she tries to talk them out of it, but the Greggs only laugh at her. Then one day the Greggs go too far, and Lucy turns her Magic Finger on them. When she's very, very angry, her Magic Finger takes over. She really can’t control it, and now it's turned the Greggs into birds! Before they know it, the Greggs are living in a nest, and that's just the beginning of their problems.

A Feast of Dahl at Pymble