James & the Giant Peach (Wood)

James & the Giant Peach (Wood)

James & the Giant Peach (Wood)

A Bear Pit Theatre Company Production

James and the Giant Peach by Road Dahl adapted by David Wood is directed by Emily Myerscough.

James lives with his mean Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker, they make his life miserable. Until …. one day, he meets a mystical man who gives him the most magical beans. James’ world soon becomes very peculiar as he finds himself in a giant peach having wonderful adventures with an amazing group of giant insects.

This Roald Dahl classic is packed full of humour and ridiculousness for all ages. Prepare to be taken on a journey of crazy characters, creative costumes and colourful storytelling.

Returning to the Bear Pit following the sell out success of The Twits in 2022 and repeated performances earlier this year, Emily, show Director, gives an insight to what she has in store …

“Peach promises to be a spectacular feast for your senses. Expect organised chaos, revolting aunts, fantastical costumes and a collaboration of wonderful local talent. And… a gigantic peach!”

This amateur production of “James and the Giant Peach (Wood)” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd. www.concordtheatricals.co.uk



James – Hal Sandle-Keynes
James – Jasper Hadley
Old Green Grasshopper – Richard Sandle-Keynes
Earthworm – Steve Bizley
Ladybird – Zoe Mortimer
Centipede – Tom Purchase-Rathbone
Miss Spider – Emma Beasley
Aunt Spiker – Dee Alder
Aunt Sponge – Pamela Hickson
Old Man / Ensemble – Barry Purchase-Rathbone
Children Ensemble – Sophie Sparks
Children Ensemble – Hattie Jamieson
Children Ensemble – Paige Hopper
Children Ensemble – Madison Griffiths

Production Team

Director – Emily Myerscough
Producer – Richard Ball
Stage Manager – Ann Loscombe
Assistant Stage Manager – Martin Tottle
Production Co-ordinator – Ginny Oliver
Lighting & Sound Design – Richard Ball
Set Designers – Ginny Oliver & Martin Tottle
Set Builder – Martin Tottle
Make-up – Olivia-Jane Powell
Props – Tracy Humphreys
Costume – Elizabeth Foster
Chaperones – Jackie Williams, Linda Butler (Latimer)
Chaperones (Cover) – Ginny Oliver

Performance Dates
1 - 10 December 2023

The Bear Pit Theatre

Running time
1 hour 50 including a 20 minute interval

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