To celebrate 100 years since the birth of beloved children's author Roald Dahl, the Southbank Centre has created a vast immersive theatrical experience - a kind of guided fantasy - that takes children on a magical journey through a labyrinth of rooms created to represent moments from Dahl's own life or a scene from his books.
Slightly frightening, but not terrifying, children are lead by a museum guide from the entrance of the exhibition with its photographs of Great Missenden, the Buckinghamshire village where Dahl wrote his stories, into a mock 1930s school room to goggle at the algebra on the blackboards and the books on the desk. From here, children pick up a crumpled ball of paper revealing a secret, before jumping into the desert of Libya where Dahl the fighter pilot crashed during the Second World War, to forest with a vast giant peach and on...
Boosted by unique items from the Roald Dahl Museum & Story Centre archives, Dahl’s extraordinary life and the surprising inspiration for his most famous characters and stories are brought to life in unexpected ways: with curious spaces for children to crawl through and interactive installations to spark the imagination or test powers of creativity. Discover a truly Wondercrump world this Easter.
Suitable for ages 3-12, varies on the event
|What||The Wondercrump World of Roald Dahl, Southbank Centre|
|Where||Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Embankment (underground)|
10 Feb 16 – 03 Jul 16, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
|Price||£Free - £14|
|Website||Click here to book via the Soutbank Centre website|