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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Monday 15th September 2-2.30pm BST

Celebrate 50 whipple-scrumptious years of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with PUFFIN VIRTUALLY LIVE: ROALD DAHL DAY!

Hosted by former Blue Peter presenter Helen Skelton, we’ll be streaming live across the globe from the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London, where the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory musical is staged!

What tremendous treats are in store for you, the lucky viewers of this live interactive webcast?

- Send in your class’s questions about Roald Dahl to be answered by the author of Fantastic Mr Dahl and the former Children’s laureate, Michael Rosen

- See Roald Dahl’s legendary illustrator, Sir Quentin Blake drawing and talking about Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

- It must be believed to be seen – the cast of the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory musical have many wondrous treats and surprises in store...

- Tickle your taste buds with a Willy-Wonka inspired cookery feature!

- PLUS live Q&A’s, many more mischievous surprises, brand new videos and Charlie Bucket Eye-Spy bingo cards - there’s plenty of fun to keep classes of boys and girls aged 7 - 12 entertained!

- Prepare by downloading one (or more) of these ten delicious Charlie and the Chocolate Factory lesson plans, created by the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre’s Education team.

See your inventions in the show and start practicing for the global Sing-Along!

Download the PURE IMAGINATION song sheet and practice singing along with this LYRIC VIDEO ready to join the stars of the new musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as they lead a global sing-along. This party pack also includes Eye-Spy to play during the show, FAQs and an inventing room activity sheet.

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