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Fantastic Mr Fox

22 November, 2016 - 08 January, 2017

A Nuffield Southampton Theatres and Curve production in association with Lyric Hammersmith

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An NST, Nuffield Southampton Theatres and Curve production in association with Lyric Hammersmith

Fantastic Mr Fox

Runtime - 2 hours 10 minutes (incl. interval)

Suitable for ages 5+

“a whisker-licking treat” ★★★★ The Times

"This is a glorious, hilarious, exciting, joy of show." Bournemouth Echo

"A 'wondercrump' romp that will delight both kids and adults alike and have them 'churgling' from start to 'splendiferous' finish!" Daily Echo

"You know as well as I do: no-one outfoxes a fox!"         

Boggis, Bunce and Bean, three greedy, smelly, horrid farmers hate the cunning Mr Fox.

Mr Fox is smart, clever and rather fantastic, but he doesn’t realise how determined the farmers are to get revenge. Can he hatch a plan to save his family and friends? Can they outrun the diggers and outsmart the farmers, and can rabbit shut up long enough not to give the game away?

Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr Fox is family fun at its finest. A juicy tale of greed, pride and the power of friendship, this flagship production for the Roald Dahl centenary celebrations, promises a dahlicious theatrical feast with live music and songs and gloriumptious designs. A wondercrump treat for the whole family!

Directed by Maria Aberg (As You Like It, Royal Shakespeare Company) and designed by Tom Scutt (A Number, Nuffield and Young Vic), this playful re-telling of Dahl's brilliant and witty story will be a stunning stage spectacle.


To book accommodation in Southampton please call Destination Southampton on 0345 226 9944 or email [email protected]


UK TOUR 2017

Following its world premiere at Nuffield Theatre this Christmas, Fantastic Mr Fox will transfer to the Lyric Hammersmith for a 4-week run (25 Jan – 19 Feb) and will then tour to a further 16 venues nationwide.

For more information see www.fantasticmrfoxlive.com.



This is a visual resource for children and young adults with Autism Spectrum Conditions. This resource is intended to help prepare visitors for their visit to the Nuffield Southampton Theatres and to help them become familiar with the surroundings and situation.



Written by Roald Dahl

Adapted for the stage by Sam Holcroft

Music by Arthur Darvill

Lyrics by Al Muriel with Darren Clark, Arthur Darvill and Sam Holcroft

Directed by Maria Aberg

Designed by Tom Scutt

Lighting Design by Lee Curran

Sound Design by Claire Windsor

Movement Direction by Ayse Tashkiran


Richard Atwill

Richard Atwill


Greg Barnett

Greg Barnett

Mr Fox

Patrick Burbridge

Patrick Burbridge

Bird #2

Raphael Bushay

Raphael Bushay


Jade  Croot

Jade Croot


Lillie  Flynn

Lillie Flynn

Mrs Fox

Sandy  Foster

Sandy Foster


Gruffudd Glyn

Gruffudd Glyn


Richie Hart

Richie Hart

Bird #1

Edward  Hole

Edward Hole


Kelly Jackson

Kelly Jackson


Tanya Shields

Tanya Shields



Roald Dahl


Sam Holcroft

Adaptor & Lyricist

Arthur Darvill

Composer & Lyricist

Al Muriel


Darren Clark


Maria Aberg


Tom Scutt


Lee Curran

Lighting Designer

Claire Windsor

Sound Designer

Ayse Tashkiran

Movement Director

Annelie Powell

Casting Director

Richie Hart

Musical Director

Toby Park

Physical Comedy Consultant

Chloe Mashiter


David Allen

Design Associate

Ingrid Mackinnon

Associate Movement Director

Amy Beadel

Casting Associate

Helen Drew

Company Stage Manager

Karen Habens

Deputy Stage Manager

Tom Robinson

Technical Stage Manager

Clare Wardroper

Costume Supervisor

Aly Fielden

Wardrobe Mistress

Lizzy Leech

Props Supervisor

Martin Gelder

Production Carpenter

Jenny Kershaw

Lighting Programmer

Joel Naisbitt

Sound Operator

Joe Kennion

Chief Electrician

Sam Floyd

Production Electirican