Roald Dahl’s very first children’s book and one of his most popular stories, James and the Giant Peach, will be performed at the Millennium Forum in Derry from Tuesday, May 7 to Saturday, May 11.
This classic book tells the story of James, a lonely young boy who lives with Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker, “the most revolting aunts in England”. They make him work and slave and never let him play with other children. Then one day he meets a mystical old man who gives him a bag that contains the strongest magic the world has ever known. When James spills the bag near an old peach tree, the most incredible things start to happen and James embarks on the adventure of a lifetime with the most amazing group of characters you could ever meet!
The Birmingham Stage Company is famous for its acclaimed productions of Roald Dahl stories. In its twenty year history it has staged six Roald Dahl books and many other children’s stories including The Jungle Book and Horrible Histories. All have been loved and praised by audiences and critics alike.
James and the Giant Peach adapted by David Wood will be directed by Nikolai Foster, designed by Colin Richmond, with music by Grant Olding, lighting by James Whiteside, sound by Seb Frost and choreography by Drew McConie. Cast will include: Tom Gillies as James with Claire Greenway, Chris Lindon, Giovanna Ryan, Rhys Saunders, Sioned Saunders and Iwan Tudor.
James and the Giant Peach is wonderful entertainment for kids aged 4+ and all the family.
If you’re looking for family fun and wizzpopping wonders, then don’t miss this great Dahl show!
James and the Giant Peach performs at the Millennium Forum from Tues. 7th to Sat. 11th May. Tickets are now available from the Box Office. Telephone 71 264455 or visit www.millenniumforum.co.uk for bookings.