A fantastical adventure half way around the world…
To celebrate Roald Dahl’s centenary year in 2016, Polka is delighted to bring back James and the Giant Peach, based on one of Dahl’s most popular books. Having been last performed in 2009, we are thrilled to be brining Dahl’s work back to the stage to commemorate his continuing influence on children’s literature and entertainment.
With a script by Olivier-Award nominated children’s playwright David Wood, this vibrant production captures the playful spirit of Dahl and brings his eccentric characters bursting to life, engaging directly with a young audience. Running from 27 May – 14 August, James and the Giant Peach is created for ages 5 – 7.
One dark night a mysterious man gives James Henry Trotter an unexpected gift… a bag of glowing, wriggling lights, and a promise of magic. When James drops the bag underneath a dead tree, something amazing happens – a single peach begins to grow, and grow, and grow. Little does James realise that the enormous peach is the beginning of a marvellous adventure and a chance to escape his ghastly aunts…
In a story that spans the English countryside and a journey over the ocean all the way to New York City, this exuberant show makes use of clever staging, puppetry and songs to create a journey that is as stunning as it is funny.
During half term and the summer holidays summer holidays, Polka are proud to offer families an alternative to soaring West End ticket prices with a quality, captivating production of a classic created to enthral children.
James and the Giant Peach is directed by Roman Stefanski, Associate Director at Polka. Design is by Keith Baker, with lighting by Jim Simmons. Music is by Olly Fox.
27 May – 14 August
Ages 5 – 11
Tickets £15 | Concessions £10 (£1.50 transaction charge per booking)
Main Theatre , approx. 1hour 45 minutes (including interval)
Two performances daily, times vary.
For performance times and to book visit www.polkatheatre.com