Revolting Rhymes - Schools Screening


Last year was the big anniversary celebration of all things Roald Dahl, and our festival featured several screenings of the updated, Steven Spielberg version of The BFG.

And then last December saw 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 fairy tales, 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 TV at Christmas, and classified by the British Board Of Film Classification as PG - general viewing, but some scenes may be unsuitable for young children – we think it’s Dahl-esque cheekiness could be fun for those age 6+. Check out our online educational resource for more details.

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

Dirs: Jakob Schuh, Jan Lachauer
UK 2016  / 65m  /  Age 6+ 

We are open for school bookings from 11:00 on Thu 24 August until Fri 3 November (with priority booking at our Teachers Preview).

Please book early as many films sell out. To be certain of our assistance with your travel arrangements please book before Wed 27 September.

To book, please call DCA Box Office on 01382 909 900.