Roald Dahl’s very first children’s book and one of his most popular stories, James and the Giant Peach, comes to Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre from Tues 11 to Sat 15 June.
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!
This adaptation of James and the Giant Peach has been written by acclaimed children’s dramatist David Wood, who in April this year won a prestigious Olivier Award for his adaptation of Goodnight Mister Tom, which played to sell out audiences at the Belgrade in 2011.
James and the Giant Peach has been produced by Birmingham Stage Company, who are famous for their acclaimed productions of Roald Dahl stories. In their twenty year history they have 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.
Tickets are available now from the Belgrade’s Box Office on 024 7655 3055 priced from £13.75 to £18.25 and from £9.75 to £14.75 for children. Family tickets start from just £35. Cheaper tickets can be purchased via www.belgrade.co.uk.