James and the Giant Peach

Written by Roald Dahl and Adapted by David Wood

The story of Roald Dahl’s classic tale is faithfully told by James himself and the insect characters – Miss Spider, Old-Green-Grasshopper, Centipede, Ladybird, and Earthworm. The play begins at the end of the story, when James and his friends are living in the giant peach stone in Central Park, New York.

A tour guide brings a party of tourists (the audience) to see this major attraction, and James and his friends tell the story of how they came to live in New York. The insects play the other roles, like James’s cruel Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker, and the epic journey across the Atlantic is acted out with live action, puppetry and storytelling in David Wood’s masterful adaptation.

PLEASE NOTE – This is not a musical version.

Production Team
Director: Annabeth Lucas
Stage Manager: Joanne Fafard
Producers: Amanda Allen, Deirdre A. L. Shaw, and Larry Segel

Performance Dates
Fri, Feb 21 at 7PM
Sat, Feb 22 at 2PM
Sun, Feb 23 at 2PM
Fri, Feb 28 at 7PM
Sat, Feb 29 at 2PM
Sun, Mar 1 at 2PM

Appropriate for all audiences.

James and the Giant Peach was a joint commission by the Sherman Theatre, Cardiff and the Birmingham Stage Company, for the 2001-02 Christmas season. The Birmingham production opened at the Old Rep., and then toured the UK. The US premiere was presented by the San Diego Junior Theatre in 2003.