The Three Little Pigs

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  • Musical work commissioned by The Roald Dahl Foundation in 2003
  • Composed by British composer Paul Patterson
  • Libretto by Donald Sturrock
  • Performances:
    • World premiere at Basel, Switzerland, 21st Mar 2004
      • Conducted by Howard Griffiths
      • Performed by Basel Symphony Orchestra
      • Narrator: Sandra Studer
    • UK premiere at Royal Festival Hall, London, England, 2005
      • Conducted by Alexander Briger
      • Performed by London Philharmonic Orchestra
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The Roald Dahl Foundation’s musical versions of the Revolting Rhymes end as they began with a commission from Paul Patterson, which was premiered in Basel in 2004, by the Basel Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Howard Griffiths. Roald Dahl’s version of The Three Little Pigs is subversive in the extreme and contains a series of dark, gruesome and outrageously comic twists. Its first performances drew rapturous applause from its Swiss audiences and glowing reviews from the press.

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