James and the Giant Peach

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Family Fare

By Roald Dahl
Adapted for the stage by David Wood

James Trotter – Musa Mboweni
Old-Green Grasshopper – Phumelelokuhle Ngidi
Miss Spider – Nkosazana Nkosi
Centipede – Mandisa Shange
Ladybird – Nonjabulo Kandawire
Earthworm – Joshua Brady
Aunt Sponge – Ntokozo Dhlamini
Aunt Spiker – Karabo Thosa

Puppeteers/Actors: Denilson Maina, Andile Kopele, Thama Khomunala & Refiloe Khumalo

Director: Alby Michaels
Production Design: Alby Michaels and Cammie Behrens
Production Assistant: Fumani Mabogoane
Director in Training: Ayanda Bulose

Roald Dahl’s most poignantly quirky stories James and the Giant Peach is brought to life with elaborate soundscapes, colourful costumes, physical theatre, shadow puppetry and puppets. James is orphaned and consequently sent to live with his two cruel aunts. One day an old man appears and offers James a packet of magical green objects. Excited he runs to the house but trips and the magical green objects burrow into the ground. Incredibly upset he resumes his chores – when all pandemonium breaks loose. The source of the commotion: a peach has begun to grow on a previously barren peach tree. The peach grows larger until it is bigger than the aunts’ entire house. One night James sneaks out of the house to visit the peach and sees a hole at the bottom and begins to crawl through. He eventually enters the hollow peach pit at the centre where he meets an odd assortment of creatures: Miss Spider, Centipede, Earthworm, Old-Green-Grasshopper and others. James and his new companions cut the peach away from its tree and the peach begins to roll… and so begins a whirlwind of adventure.




One Comment

  1. andrewalt2511 July 1, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    Captivating! Excellent production of a well loved tale. Not to be missed.

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