Programme & Photos
Production Date: June 1994
Directed by: Graham Knight
Playwright: Richard George
Genre: Children's Fantasy
Staged: The Theatre, Church Walk,
Orphaned James Henry Trotter, a four year old boy is sent to live with his two horrible and cruel maiden aunts, Spiker and Sponge. Two years later James meets a strange man in the garden who gives him a bag of magic crystals, but while running back to the house, James trips, dropping it and the contents vanish into the ground. Later a long-barren peach tree in the garden puts forth a single fruit which grows to almost twice the size of the tree and that night, James finds a hole in it and crawls inside the giant peach, where he finds a most bizarre group of friends – all giant creepy-crawlies: the Centipede, Miss Spider, the Old-Green-Grasshopper, the Silkworm, the Earthworm, Mrs. Ladybug and the Glowworm.
The adventure starts as the Peach breaks off from the tree and rolls down the hill and tumbles into the Atlantic Ocean....
PLAYWRIGHT: Richard George (no information could be found about this playwright/author).
This play was adapted from the book of the same name by Roald Dahl (13/09/1916 – 23/11/90), who was a UK novelist, short story author and screenwriter of Norwegian parentage, famous as a writer for both children and adults.
Set Construction Team
Wardrobe & Props
Make - Up
Front of House
Box Office Manager
Mark Herbert, Graham Wood, David Bevan,
Terry Thompsett & Keith Griffiths
Pat Griffiths & Lesley Rowland
Pauline Childs & Samantha Childs
Caroline Ridley, Becky Bristow & Melinda Lawrence
Anthony White & Lesley Rowland
JAMES & THE GIANT PEACH
Father/Little Old Man
Narrator # 1
Narrator # 2
Narrator # 3
Old Green Grasshopper
JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH
Caroline Ridley, Becky Bristow, Charlotte Preece, Catherine May & Kimberley Keys
Cloud Men & Crowd Members:
Louise Mitchell, Edward Ross, Elizabeth Stevens, Charlotte Preece, Catherine May, Daniel Keys, & Becky Churche
BHTC Production Number: 170