Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach to tour UK

Date Posted: 24/01/2013

School groups across the UK can arrange to see a new stage adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic James and the Giant Peach, as it embarks on a nationwide tour.

Teachers can still catch the production at The Old Rep Theatre in Birmingham until 2nd February.


James lives with Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker, the most revolting aunts in England; they make him work and slave and never let him play with other children.

Then one day he meets a mystical old man who gives him a bag that contains the strongest magic the world has ever known. When James accidentally spills the bag near an old peach tree, the most incredible things start to happen – and James embarks on the adventure of a lifetime.

James and the Giant Peach UK tour dates include:

Cardiff New Theatre: 12th to 16th February
Alhambra Theatre, Bradford: 26th February to 2nd March
Norwich Theatre Royal: 14th to 17th March
Floral Pavilion, New Brighton: 2nd to 6th April
Theatre Royal, Nottingham: 10th to 14th April
Grand Opera House, Belfast: 15th to 19th May
Curve Theatre, Leicester: 4th to 8th June
Oxford Playhouse: 23rd to 27th July
Southampton Mayflower: 26th to 29th September

Birmingham Stage Company provides a complete education and outreach service which works alongside all of its productions. It provides a selection of workshops to West Midlands based schools, alongside which it produces workshop and education packages for schools and theatres nationwide.

For further information visit

School Travel Organiser's Guide