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Giant

“I wanted to put you bang in the picture. Appraise you of the difficulties. Because, in case you hadn’t noticed, he’s a human fucking boobytrap. And now, guess what, surprise surprise, boom!”

A world-famous children’s author under threat. A battle of wills in the wake of scandal. And one chance to make amends…

It’s the summer of 1983, The Witches is about to hit the shelves and Roald Dahl is making last-minute edits. But the outcry at his recent, explicitly antisemitic article won’t die down.

Across a single afternoon at his family home, and rocked by an unexpectedly explosive confrontation, Dahl is forced to choose: make a public apology or risk his name and reputation.

Inspired by real events, Mark Rosenblatt’s debut play explores with dark humour the difference between considered opinion and dangerous rhetoric.

Directed by Nicholas Hytner (Straight Line Crazy, La Belle Sauvage) and starring Tony and Golden Globe-winner John Lithgow (Killers of the Flower Moon, The Crown), alongside Olivier Award-winner Elliot Levey (Cold War, Cabaret, Good), Giant offers a complicated portrait of a fiendishly charismatic icon.

Post Show Talk - Tuesday 1st October 7.30pm

Access Performances
Captioned performances - Saturday 2nd November 1.30pm & Wednesday 6th November 7.30pm
Relaxed environment - Saturday 2nd November 1.30pm
Audio Described performance - Saturday 9th November 1.30pm
BSL Interpreted performance - Saturday 9th November 6.30pm

Age Restrictions

14+

Performance Times

Now taking bookings for performances from Fri 20th September 2024 until Sat 16th November 2024.

Show times for each day are below.

Mon

-

Tue

7.30pm

Wed

7.30pm

Thu

-

Fri

7.30pm

Sat

6.30pm

Sun

-

Giant photo from the show Giant photo from the show
Giant photo from the show

Royal Court Theatre Details

London Underground Icon Tube lines: District And Circle

London Underground Icon Nearest tube: Sloane Square

Congestion Zone Icon In congestion zone?: Yes

Facilities at Royal Court Theatre

Air conditioned

Bar

Disabled toilets

Infrared hearing loop

Toilets

Wheelchair accessible

Royal Court Theatre Location

Sloane Square, London, SW1W 8AS
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Giant

Royal Court Theatre, London

Running until: Sat 16th November 2024