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. Adapted by David Wood from Dahl's book, 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.
Narrator... Mattie SmithJames... Brodie Sapp
Aunt Sponge... Sydney GrossAunt Spiker... Ally Collier
Little Old Man... Jacob AdkinsCentipede... Rebecca Yarnall
Lady Bug... Grace BaeurleGrasshopper... Colby Crawford
Second Street Players / Riverfront Theater / 2 South Walnut St. / Milford, DE 19963 / TIX: (800) 838-3006 / firstname.lastname@example.org
book by Roald Dahl
adapted for the stage by David Wood
directed by Ben Wilcox
JUL 31-AUG 1-2
Fri 7:00p - Sat 7:00p - Sun 1:00p
"Pure fun for the whole family. A remarkable theatrical feat!"
- Northampton Chronicle
"Move heaven and earth to see this wonderful adaptation!"
- Sunday Mercury
"A first class show. If I were a child I'd scream for a ticket."
- Birmingham Post
“… a great introduction for first-timers to the work of the masterful Dahl … a theatrical treat for children and adults alike.“
- Belfast Newsletter
“The David Wood adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic tale is a must for youngsters and the young at heart.”
- Northampton Herald and Post
“The content is timeless and, thanks to the adaptive genius of David Wood, is now enabling a new generation of children, of all ages, the chance to marvel at the brilliance of the master storyteller via the magic of the theatre.”