Theater & Symphony

Many of Roald Dahl’s stories have been turned into plays, musicals, and operas. Here you can see a list of scripts that are available to perform as well as information about major productions in the past. You can also see a timeline of these productions here. We also have details about obtaining performance rights for Dahl’s work. Feel free to send through any questions, comments, and corrections.

Published scripts:

Major Productions:

  • 1955
  • 2001
    • The Twits (play), UK Tour, Belgrade Theater, Coventry
  • 2010
    • The Golden Ticket (opera), Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, St. Louis, USA
    • Matilda (musical), Stratford-upon-Avon, UK (currently running in the West End and touring US and Australia/New Zealand)

Obtaining performance rights

From the Official Dahl Site:
All works by Roald Dahl are fully protected by copyright and all rights whatsoever are strictly reserved. Applications for permission for any use whatsoever including any form of performance or reading whether live or in any medium, and whether or not any admission is charged must be made in advance, prior to any such proposed use, to the relevant party. If in doubt about who to contact, get in touch initially with:

Casarotto Ramsay & Associates Limited,
Waverley House,
7-12 Noel Street,
Tel: +44 (0)207 287 4450
Fax: +44 (0)207 287 9128