DCA Archive

Revolting Rhymes


Last year was the big anniversary celebration of all things Roald Dahl, and here at DCA we featured both the updated, Steven Spielberg version of The BFG and the timeless classic The Witches.

Then last December saw the TV premiere of this brand-new production of Mr Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes, and we enjoyed it so much we thought it would look fantastic up on the big screen. Who needs it to be an anniversary year to celebrate one of the world’s greatest-ever writers for children? (For those who do, it’s the 35th anniversary of the original book publication).

Blending together a selection of the most popular fairytales, Dahl adds several twists and turns and a satisfying dash of gruesomeness to create a collection of classic tales with a very modern gloss. Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Snow White, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Little Red Riding Hood and The Three Little Pigs all feature, popping up in each other’s tales as narrated by the nicely dastardly Dominic West as The Big Bad Wolf.

Shown on BBC One at Christmas, and classified as PG – general viewing, but some scenes may be unsuitable for young children – we think its Dahl-esque cheekiness could be fun for those age 6+.

This screening presents both parts of Revolting Rhymes, linked together with a Discovery Film Festival fairytale favourite as an in-between treat.

Get creative before the film screening with our Revolting Rhymes Workshop. Tickets are £1 with your cinema ticket: just add your ticket to your basket when booking for the film.