James and the Giant Peach – junior review

May 26 2016 | By More

★★★★☆    Hilarious

King’s Theatre: Tue 24 – Fri 27 May 2016
Junior review by Cora Dibdin

James and the Giant Peach is a book by Roald Dahl. A boy goes on an adventure with giant insects and a humungous peach.

The play was good. It’s quite different from the book but in a good way.

James and the Giant Peach. Photo Sell-A-Door

James and the Giant Peach. Photo: Sell-A-Door

The characters were all good. I liked the aunts. In the book there was a silkworm and an earthworm and I think the silkworm helped make the threads for the seagulls.

The people and the songs were quite funny. The costumes were very interesting.

I would probably recommend it to somebody who likes very, very funny things. I think it was all good except they missed out the cloud people which is a very interesting part of the story.

Anyone who likes hilarious things will like this show.

Running time 1 hour 25 minutes (with one interval)
King’s Theatre, 2 Leven Street, EH3 9LQ
Tuesday 24 – Friday 27 May 2016.
Evenings: Tue – Thurs 7pm.
Matinees: Wed/Thurs 2pm; Fri 10.30am.
Tickets from: www.edtheatres.com/giantpeach
Tour website: https://www.selladoor.com/productions/james-and-the-giant-peach
James and the Giant Peach on Twitter: @JamesPeachTour

This junior review is by Cora Dibdin, age 8.

James and the Giant Peach on tour:
Fri 3 – Sun 5 June Hong Kong
Lyric Theatre
Book online
Mon 18 – Sat 23 July Blackpool
Winter Gardens
0844 856 1111 Book online
Mon 25 – Sat 30 July Aberwyswyth
Arts Centre
01970 62 32 32 Book online


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