New section added to the site – Magazines

I have so much to do this weekend, so of course I spent 16 hours adding an entirely new section to the website – Magazines. Previously if a story or article had been published in a magazine, there was simply a note about it. Now each publication has its own page of information that I can add to. It’s still a work in progress, so stay tuned!

All the Roald Dahl things!

I’ve added loads more Dahl-related merchandise to the site, including activity kits, board games, book and toy box sets, cushion trays, mugs, duvet covers, calendars and diaries, stationery, and stuffed toys. You can fill your whole house with Dahl stuff!

Looking to put on a Dahl play?

Did you know David Wood  has adapted EIGHT of Roald Dahl’s stories for the stage? I’ve just added or updated details for all of them: The BFGDanny the Champion of the WorldFantastic Mr. FoxGeorge’s Marvellous MedicineJames and the Giant PeachThe Magic FingerThe Twits, and The Witches.

If you’d like to put on one of these plays, you’ll need to obtain the rights from Casarotto. We have contact details for them here.

A Willy Wonka postcard for Katherine Arcese

When she was in the 4th grade in 1973, Katherine Arcese sent Roald Dahl a letter asking him how to pronounce “Gnoolies.” She got a fabulous Willy Wonka postcard from him in return! Thanks for sharing, Katherine.

Did you know we have a whole section of Letters from Roald? If you have a letter from him you’d like to share, just get in contact.

Roald Dahl’s “5 Books to Take to a New Planet”

Many thanks to Stephen Jarvis, who unearthed an interesting contribution from Roald Dahl in 1983’s The Book of Lists 3. It’s Dahl’s list of “5 Books to Take to a New Planet.” (I’ve added it to the site under Essays and Articles.) I’m amused to see that 2 of them aren’t actually books, but rather pieces of music! I think that’s cheating, Roald. 🙂

Thanks for sharing, Stephen!

Added Little Red Riding Hood details

I’ve added a calendar page for the current Welsh Ballet touring production of Little Red Riding Hood & The Three Little PigsThat, in turn, prompted me to finally add details of the filmed BBC production of Roald Dahl’s Little Red Riding Hood as well as the orchestral pieces Little Red Riding Hood and The Three Little Pigs.

And did you know, you can actually watch the BBC production online?!

The BFG: Trailer #2

The second official trailer is out for The BFG, and it looks really exciting! Don’t forget to vote in the poll and tell us when you plan to see it.

More reviews are streaming in too!

Early reviews of The BFG are in…

The BFG has had its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, and early reviews are now being published online. I’ve just added three to the movie info page:

Interestingly, it appears that one of the reporters questioned Steven Spielberg about Dahl’s alleged anti-Semitism. Spielberg claimed that he’d never heard of this when he took on the project, and that he focused simply on the story.

A little nonsense now and then…

Two Charlie-related links that I found today that amused me:

Site updates and a long overdue fix

A few updates to the site today (in addition to the relaunch!):