Charlotte's Web at Dukes, Lancaster from Friday 24 November to January 6. Tickets £5-12 with concessions. Tel. 01524 598500. LynGardner of The Guardian says "makes the transitiion from page to stage very well with actors playing both the humans and the animals on Zuckerman's farm"
James and the Giant Peach at Octagon, Bolton from Friday 24 November to January 20. Tickets £10-£14.95 with concessions. Tel 01204 520661. This is a theatrical by David Wood - someone who can be relied on to put over Dahl books with enormous panache.
Danny The Champion of the World at Birmingham Old Rep from Saturday November 18 to January 27. A production by the well-thought of Birmingham Stage Company.
Mr A's Amazing Maze Plays, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough from 6December - 6 January 01723 370541 This interactive play - can Susie and her enormous dog outwit Mr Accousticus - keeps the audience on the edge of their seats, and the audience is in final control of the action.
The Stories of Hans Christian Andersen at Sherman Theatre, Cardiff unil January 6 029 2064 6900 adapted by the seasoned Mike Kenny.
Pinnocchio Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh 1-30 December 0131 248 4848 This fable usually pleases.