TOUR – 2016
Roald Dahl’s classic tale follows the adventurous, young James and his friends – Miss Spider, Old-Green-Grasshopper, Centipede, Ladybird and Earthworm. Beginning at the end of the story, like all great tales do, James and his friends are living in the giant peach stone in Central Park, New York, but the real story lies in how they got there, all the way from the White Cliffs of Dover.
Orphan James Henry Trotter was sent to live with his evil aunts, Spiker and Sponge, after his parents were killed in a tragic rhinoceros accident. Just when James thinks he will never be allowed to have fun again he meets an old man who gives him a bag containing the ingredients for the strongest magic potion in the world. When James accidentally spills it near the old peach tree in his aunts’ garden the most marvelous things start to happen and he begins the greatest adventure of his life.
Join James and his new found insect friends on their extraordinary journey fraught with enemies, dangers and excitement, which will take them halfway around the world in a giant peach full of friends, music and laughter.
Written by Roald Dahl
Adapted by David Wood
Directed by Bronagh Lagan
Musical Director & Composer Harry Sever
Set and Costume by Kate Unwin
Lighting Designed by Charlie Morgan Jones
Produced by Sell A Door
“If there’s no more honest criticism than what you hear from the mouth of a child, then hearing the words of one leaving, beaming excitedly and saying “I thought it was even better than the book and I LOVE the book. It’s probably the best musical I’ve ever seen” says more about the show than I ever could. This truly is a marvellous production of wondrously marvellous things.” – BROADWAY BABY *****
2016 TOUR DATES
Thursday 21st April- Sunday 24th April – Greenwich Theatre – London
Tuesday 26th April- Friday 29th April – College of North Atlantic Theatre – Doha
Saturday 30th April- Wednesday 4th May – The Cultural Hall – Bahrain
Saturaday 7th May- Sunday 8th May – Abu Dhabi Theatre – Abu Dhabi
Tuesday 10th May- Friday 13th May – Ductat Theatre – Dubai
Tuesday 17th May- Saturday 21st May – New Wolsey – Ipswich
Tuesday 24th May- Friday 27th May – Kings Theatre – Edinburgh
Friday 3rd June- Sunday 5th June – Lyric Theatre – Hong Kong
Monday 18th July- Saturday 23rd July – Winter Gardens – Blackpool
Monday 25th July- Saturday 30th July – Arts Centre – Aberwyswyth