A Boy, Some Bugs, and One Giant Peach

“Come right up close to me and I will show you something wonderful.”

British children’s author Roald Dahl wrote these words in his beloved novel James and the Giant Peach, published in 1961. This November, the Bonstelle Theatre will present David Wood’s theatrical adaptation of this delightful story.


James Trotter is a young orphan who lives with his cruel, neglectful aunts until he meets a strange old man who gives James a potion that is supposed to bring him grand adventures. When James accidentally spills the potion on a peach tree, it produces a single, enormous peach, complete with human-sized talking bugs living inside it. These invertebrates–a grasshopper, centipede, earthworm, spider, ladybug, silkworm, and glow-worm–invite James to live with them in the peach, and together they embark on a journey across the ocean. Along the way, James comes to love his unconventional but endearing new family.

James and the Giant Peach runs from November 13 – 22, 2015, and is also offered as a student matinee. We hope you come right up close and allow us to show you a wonderful time at the theatre.


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