DAUNTSEY’S School at West Lavington has staged another hit show with their fun and colourful production of Roald Dahl’s children’s classic Danny, Champion of the World. A group of 80 Lower School pupils were split into two casts and delivered five performances to packed out audiences.

The play brings to life the story of Danny, who lives happily in a caravan with his father. Danny’s world is turned upside down when he learns that his father poaches pheasants from the estate of the mean Victor Hazell. One night, his father does not return from a poaching run and Danny fears the worst. He sets off on a courageous journey to find his father and, with a little help from the village, soon finds himself masterminding an incredible and exciting adventure.

Rikki Jackson, Director of Drama said: “Complete with pheasant and chicken puppetry, and the main characters being played by boys in one cast and girls in another, it was a highly creative production with great storytelling by the whole cast.

“For many it was their first time in a Dauntsey’s production and everyone, including the audience had a thoroughly enjoyable time in Dahl’s magical world.”