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Magic Finger, The

People familiar with Roald Dahl's imaginative, whimsical and fantastical classics will love The Magic Finger, an adventure about a girl with special powers.

  • Full Length Play
  • Comedy
  • 90 minutes

  • Time Period: Present Day, Contemporary, New Millennium/21st Century
  • Target Audience: Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Children (Age 6 - 10), Young Children (Age 2 - 5), Appropriate for all audiences
  • Set Requirements: Unit Set/Multiple Settings, Bare Stage/Simple Set
  • Cautions: No Special Cautions

  • Performance Group:
  • Large Stage, Elementary School / Primary, Community Theatre, Jr High/Primary, High School/Secondary, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups, College Theatre / Student
People familiar with Roald Dahl's imaginative, whimsical and fantastical classics will love The Magic Finger, an adventure about a girl with special powers.

When Lucy senses injustice, she gets angry and when she gets angry her Magic Finger heats up and then, well, ANYTHING can happen. When Lucy gets upset with her best friend William and his family for shooting ducks for sport, she points her Magic Finger at them and turns them all into bird-size people while the ducks become the size of humans. Lucy's indignation turns the world into a place where the powerless are in charge and the powerful are taught a very big lesson.

Playwright, David Wood's adaptations of the works of Roald Dahl have entertained and delighted audiences for years, and with The Magic Finger Wood brings another stellar Dahl story to life on the stage.

REVIEWS:

"The Magic Finger dreams big in every sense of the word, as children should."

 DC Theatre Scene

"Adaptor Wood (also the dramatist for James and the Giant Peach) has given The Magic Finger script a nuanced attitude."

 Washington Post

"I loved everything about this production... I had a great time at The Magic Finger -- and so will you!"

 DC Metro Theatre Arts

Premiere Production: The Magic Finger was first performed by Imagination Stage, Bethesda, Washington DC in April of 2013, under the direction of Kathryn Chase Bryer.
  • Casting: 4M, 3F
  • Casting Attributes: Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Ensemble cast, Flexible casting, Non-Traditional casting, Expandable casting, Features Children, Roles for Children

  • DOG OWNER
    DOG
    LUCY - aged 8-ish
    TEACHER (MRS. WINTER)
    WILLIAM GREGG - aged 8-ish
    MR. GREGG - his father
    MRS. GREGG - his mother
    LUCY'S MOTHER - voice off-stage only, never seen
    MR. DUCK
    MRS. DUCK
    MASTER DUCK
    LITTERBUG - in optional Epilogue
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    People familiar with Roald Dahl's imaginative, whimsical and fantastical classics will love The Magic Finger, an adventure about a girl with special powers.

    When Lucy senses injustice, she gets angry and when she gets angry her Magic Finger heats up and then, well, ANYTHING can happen. When Lucy gets upset with her best friend William and his family for shooting ducks for sport, she points her Magic Finger at them and turns them all into bird-size people while the ducks become the size of humans. Lucy's indignation turns the world into a place where the powerless are in charge and the powerful are taught a very big lesson.

    Playwright, David Wood's adaptations of the works of Roald Dahl have entertained and delighted audiences for years, and with The Magic Finger Wood brings another stellar Dahl story to life on the stage.

    $24.95