James and the Giant Peach
By Road Dahl, Adapted by David Wood
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 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.
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