Themes & Influences
ROALD DAHL'S 2021
What if ROALD DAHL wrote all about 2021
"Our world. As it is today. And all in one book. Sort of...".
Anyone growing up in the 1970s and 1980s, will remember Roald Dahl's 'Tales of the Unexpected'. Funny, bizarre, sinister and macabre were the sort of words used to describe Dahl's wonderfully disturbing short stories, transformed into television dramas and shown late on a Saturday evening. But what would Dahl have made of our own difficult times: things like Brexit, BLM, Covid, face masks, the Royal family, billionaires in space... or any of the other innumerable things that shape, change, reform, plague, enhance or pester all our lives today? Welcome to the uplifting, woeful, weird and wonderful (and sometimes not so wonderful) world of 2021.
'Terribly good and horribly pertinent',