Roald Dahl and the Wurble Gobblers

By Kathleen Neighbours

Help protect the stories of Roald Dahl by defeating the word-eating Wurble Gobblers.

Roald Dahl and the Wurble Gobblers at Kitson Hall.

With an inspiring introduction by author Michael Morpurgo, followed by a lone ‘Thank you!’ from the audience, Roald Dahl and the Wurble Gobblers began with a bang. From the outset the quirky team from the Ancient Guild of Tale Tenders was interacting directly with the audience to get them to help protect and preserve the words of Roald Dahl.

From learning a special Tale Tenders salute (make an opening book and then a ‘T’ with your hands) to encouraging a lot of laughter through making silly faces and roaring like a monster, children were learning the importance of books from Terry and Brenda. Children were able to share details of their favourite Dahl stories, compete in an ‘Ugly-Off’ in honour of The Twits, and make up their own story complete with bouncing shoes and a flying-motorcycle-fish. Each experience is unique and noise is encouraged! Safe to say, the kids all loved it.

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