Calling Artists, Puppeteers, Makers And The Creatively Curious!

EVOKE’s June play is the story of Roald Dahl’s classic tale James and the Giant Peach 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.

EVOKE would like to extend an invitation to any skilled and practised puppet makers to consider getting involved with the creation of various items to be used on stage as part of the performance.

A creative curious mind is a requisite in order to accomplish David Wood’s fantasy vision of bringing the stage adaptation of Roald Dahl’s most famous children’s book to the stage.

EVOKE’s production is very much a community based project that is sponsored by Specsavers. Whilst no payment can be offered for services rendered, budgeted puppet production expenses will be covered accordingly. Contributors to the production will be offered valuable full colour advertising space within the production programme free of charge.

If you would like to get involved, please contact Chris Bougourd at for further information.

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We look forward to hearing from YOU!