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James and the Giant Peach


By Road Dahl, Adapted by David Wood

Octagon, Bolton


Winner M.E.N Award – Best Family Show



Designer:             Jon Bausor

Lighting Designer:       Aideen Malone

Puppet Designer:         Mervyn Miller

Composer:          Simon Slater


Cast:  Anthony Hunt, Emma Manton, Liz Marsh, Alan Morrissey, Thomas Padden, Matthew Woodyatt



Sarah Esdaile’s beguiling production…..Esdaile's sympathetic take on David Wood's adaptation of this magical story, especially the flying peach, holds the audience spellbound…


The Independent


The difficulty is how to translate this story on stage and director Sarah Esdaile, with the help of a brilliant creative team, led by designer, Jon Bauser, has superbly achieved this goal…

This production has already broken all existing box office records for previous adaptations of Dahl's work and there are only gallery seats available until January. It's no wonder because it's a joy from beginning to end.


The Stage


It is a tribute to Esdaile and a highly talented cast that so much substance is created from such a slim tale...the show is a vivacious, energetic and rewarding antedote to the usual Christmas fare.


The Bolton News

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