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).


Presented by the Unicorn Theatre and The Roald Dahl Story Company

Unicorn Online is generously supported by Backstage Trust.


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Education Resources for Teachers

This theatrical filmed reading of Roald Dahl’s The Magic Finger can be watched in one go (under 30 minutes), or be delivered in three chapters with accompanying teacher-led classroom sessions. Activities are PSHE focused and highlight the themes of friendship, trust, morals and decision-making. You will find these and some additional activities in our free teacher resource pack.

The teacher resource pack is being developed in collaboration with teachers, children and PSHE specialists. The pack’s curriculum linked activities will focus on the PSHE unit ‘Relationships - Respecting Self and Others’ and will offer teachers a creative way to link literacy activities within the delivery of PSHE.

All content will be live from February 2024.

Creative Team

  • Directed by Milli Bhatia
  • Designed by Shankho Chaudhuri
  • Sound Design and Composing by Elena Peña
  • Lighting Design by Jai Morjaria
  • Casting Director Jacob Sparrow
  • Director of Photography and Editor Todd MacDonald