Fantastic Mr Fox
UK Tour promotional art
MusicArthur Darvill
LyricsDarren Clark, Arthur Darvill, Sam Holcroft and Al Muriel
BookSam Holcroft
BasisFantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl

Fantastic Mr Fox is a musical stage adaptation of the children's novel of the same name by Roald Dahl, adapted by Sam Holcroft with music by Arthur Darvill and lyrics by Holcroft, Darvill, Darren Clark and Al Muriel. The story follows Mr Fox who hatches a plan to outsmart his three farmer neighbours in order to feed his family and friends.


Fantastic Mr Fox musical, directed by Maria Aberg and designed by Tom Scutt, had premiere at the Nuffield Theatre, Southampton, over the Christmas season, from 30 November 2016 to 8 January 2017.[1] It was co-produced by the Nuffield and Curve, Leicester, in association with the Lyric Hammersmith.

The musical toured in 2017 to Cardiff New Theatre (21 to 25 February), Dartford Orchard Theatre (28 February to 5 March), Milton Keynes Theatre (7 to 11 March), Oxford Playhouse (11 to 15 April), Belgrade Theatre Coventry (18 to 22 April), Lyceum Theatre Sheffield (2 to 6 May), King's Theatre Edinburgh (15 to 20 May), Theatre Royal Glasgow (22 to 27 May), Theatre Royal Bath (30 May to 3 June), Wycombe Swan (5 to 10 June), Theatre Royal Plymouth (13 to 17 June), Theatre Royal Norwich (21 to 24 June), Bradford Alhambra Theatre (27 June to 2 July), Lowry Theatre Salford (5 to 9 July).[2]

Cast and characters

Character Original UK cast[3]
Mr Fox Greg Barnett
Rat/Bean Richard Atwill
Badger/Boggis Raphael Bushay
Kit Jade Croot
Rabbit Sandy Foster
Mrs Fox Lillie Flynn
Mole/Bunce Gruffudd Glyn
Mouse Kelly Jackson
Ensemble Edward Hole
Tanya Shields
Patrick Burbridge
Anna Fordham
Richie Hart


  1. ^ "Fantastic Mr Fox musical to premiere at Southampton's Nuffield | News | The Stage". The Stage. 7 March 2016. Retrieved 18 October 2016.
  2. ^ "Fantastic Mr Fox Live · UK Tour". Retrieved 18 October 2016.
  3. ^ "Casting announced for Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr Fox". Retrieved 18 October 2016.