Puffin Books virtually live

Welcome to Puffin Books Virtually Live, a series of free interactive webcasts from Puffin's bestselling authors. On this website you can find a selection of previous webcasts which you can watch on-demand, as well as details of forthcoming webcasts.

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Roald Dahl Day 2016 - Tuesday 13th September 2016

This year, the whole world is celebrating 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl, author of Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG.

Get your Roald Dahl Day parties started with a GIANT whizz-pop and join thousands of schools who’ll be tuning in to watch the biggest show of the year! Broadcast from The Cambridge Theatre, home of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Matilda: The Musical there are many tremendous surprises and birthday treats in store:

- Watch an all-singing, all-dancing performance from the cast of Matilda The Musical.

- Draw-along with Quentin Blake and see your favourite characters come to life!

- Go behind the scenes of Steven Spielberg’s summer blockbuster The BFG

- Take a peek at from the archives with Rachel White from the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

- Invent wondercrump words with the Word Wizards from the Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary

- Who is Roald Dahl’s most villainous villain? Join the debate and let us know

Suitable for all Key Stage 2 chiddlers

- Download the free Roald Dahl Day party pack at www.roalddahl.com/party and share your celebrations #RoaldDahl100

- Download The BFG Officially Phizz-Whizzing Lesson Plans

2016 Show information

Last year the Puffin Virtually Live Survey asked what you really thought about the show. Based on your feedback we’re making a few changes so it’ll be even better! It will now be recorded in advance, like many TV programmes, but will still be broadcast at a specific time so you can watch along with many schools around the world. We hope this will improve your school’s viewing experience. On show day, let us know you’re watching by tweeting @Puffinbooks #RoaldDahlShow to see your tweet live on screen. ,

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James Patterson

Friday 20th November, 2:00-2:30

Venue: Online, in your classroom, library or school hall!

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