About Roald Dahl’s The Magic Finger

The Gregg family spend every Saturday morning out in the woods searching for animals and birds to hunt. But the girl next door cannot stand hunting, and she’s so angry about it she’s going to set the magic finger on them all. One thing is for certain, very strange and spectacular things are about to begin...

Roald Dahl’s The Magic Finger will be presented in a new theatrical reading for online release.

Created in co-production with The Roald Dahl Story Company, this imaginative reading of Roald Dahl’s mischievous story will be directed by Milli Bhatia (Seven Methods of Killing Kylie Jenner, Royal Court) and designed by Shankho Chaudhuri (Alice in Wonderland, Brixton House).


The Magic Finger will be released online for free to schools and families across the UK and beyond from Spring 2024.

Presented by the Unicorn Theatre and The Roald Dahl Story Company

Unicorn Online is generously supported by Backstage Trust.

Creative Team

  • Directed by Milli Bhatia
  • Designed by Shankho Chaudhuri