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James and the Giant Peach

by Roald Dahl, adapted by David Wood

A Made in Colchester production

Cast includes: Kate Adams, Pete Ashmore, Josie Dunn, Barbara Hockaday, James Le Lacheur, Matthew Rutherford, Dale Superville

After James spills a bag of magic on an old peach tree, he watches in amazement as the tree grows a peach so humongous it’s almost as big as a house! Inside this magical peach James meets the best (and most unusual!) friends a boy could have – five larger than life garden bugs!

Together, James and his new-found friends roll away in the enchanted peach and set out on the adventure of a lifetime. And the best part? You’re coming too!

“A truly magical production … terrific fun … one of the highlights of the year”

The Gazette

The action spills out into the audience as you’re carried away by James and his pals in this fantastic summer holiday treat. Join us for a transatlantic voyage from the White Cliffs of Dover all the way to the Empire State Building.

Magical and musical, this stage adaptation of Roald Dahl’s juicy tale is directed by Matthew Cullum, whose production of Friend or Foe was a big hit with Mercury audiences last year. It’s sure to put big smiles on the faces of adults and children alike.

“An ideal treat” 4 and a half stars

The Public Reviews

“A sure-fire summer holiday success” ****

The Stage

www.roalddahl.com
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Past Performances

Fri 7 Aug 2:00pm
Sat 8 Aug 2:00pm
Sat 8 Aug 6:00pm
Wed 12 Aug 6:00pm
Thu 13 Aug 2:00pm
Sat 15 Aug 2:00pm
Sat 15 Aug 6:00pm
Sun 16 Aug 2:00pm
Sun 16 Aug 6:00pm
Wed 19 Aug 2:00pm
Wed 19 Aug 6:00pm
Thu 20 Aug 2:00pm
Sat 22 Aug 2:00pm
Sat 22 Aug 6:00pm
Sun 23 Aug 2:00pm
Sun 23 Aug 6:00pm
Wed 26 Aug 6:00pm Relaxed Performance
Thu 27 Aug 2:00pm Audio Described (plus Touch Tour at 12.30pm)
Sat 29 Aug 2:00pm
Sat 29 Aug 6:00pm
Sun 30 Aug 2:00pm Captioned Performance

“An ideal treat” 4 and a half stars

The Public Reviews

“A sure-fire summer holiday success” ****

The Stage

“A truly magical production … terrific fun … one of the highlights of the year”

The Gazette

“Delightfully entertaining for us big kids too”

Grapevine Live

“Great fun”

British Theatre Guide

“A peach of a piece”

East Anglian Daily Times

“A play for the whole family”

A Younger Theatre

Cast

Pete Ashmore

Pete Ashmore

Grasshopper

Josie Dunn

Josie Dunn

Miss Spider

Dale Superville

Dale Superville

Centipede / Aunt Sponge

Kate Adams

Kate Adams

Ladybird

Matthew Rutherford

Matthew Rutherford

Earthworm / Aunt Spiker

Barbara Hockaday

Barbara Hockaday

Tour Guide

Creatives

Matthew Cullum

Matthew Cullum

Director

Trina Bramman

Trina Bramman

Designer

Richard Reeday

Richard Reeday

Musical Director

Mark Dymock

Mark Dymock

Lighting Designer

Marcus Christensen

Marcus Christensen

Sound Designer

David Wood

David Wood

Adapter

Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl

Writer

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