Jan 16, 2019

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Announcing JAMES & THE GIANT PEACH as EVOKE’S June 2019 Production

EVOKE’s June play is the story of Roald Dahl’s classic tale that is faithfully told by James himself and the insect characters – Miss Spider, Old-Green-Grasshopper, Centipede, Ladybird, and Earthworm. 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 in David Wood’s masterful adaptation.

The production will run from Wednesday 5 to Saturday 8 June at Beau Sejour Theatre and will include a matinee performance. Casting is currently underway and further details will be announced in the coming weeks.