City of the Unexpected

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Cardiff, UK

Cardiff will be transformed into the City of the Unexpected - the biggest arts event ever to happen on the streets of Cardiff.

Produced by Wales Millennium Centre and National Theatre Wales and directed by Nigel Jamieson, this will be an extraordinary weekend-long event, showcasing both Dahl’s distinctive voice and the jewels of the city’s buildings, parks and its people.

Eye-popping visual spectacles will turn heads and madcap events will defy the laws of physics in some of the city’s most iconic locations, and a cast of thousands, from parkour artists to farmers, from pigeon fanciers to puppeteers, will give heart-stopping performances both intimate and epic, in Victorian shopping arcades, from lampposts and inside cafés.

Some of Dahl’s best-loved stories will told in the unlikeliest of places by well-known fans, and as night draws in, grown-ups will step into Dahl After Dark; a typically macabre taste of some of his lesser known short stories for adults.

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