James and The Giant Peach comes to Dubai theatres

James and The Giant Peach comes to Dubai theatres

James and The Giant Peach comes to Dubai theatres: Abu Dhabi Theatre on May 7th (public shows) and May 8th (school shows) and at Ductac Centerpoint Theatre, Dubai from May 10th to 13th.



Roald Dahl’s classic James and the Giant Peach, adapted by award-winning playwright David Wood, will tour the UK, Middle East and Asia this summer, arriving in the UAE in May 2016!

Die-hard Dahl fans will be in for a spectacular live-on-stage treat as this prestigious production opens in Abu Dhabi Theatre and DUCTAC, Dubai. The plot centers on an English orphan boy called James Henry Trotter who is forced to live with his horrible and ugly spinster aunts names Spiker and Sponge. Utterly miserable and fed up, James is desperately unhappy until one day, he is touched by ancient magic. His world changes with remarkable speed and he enters a gigantic, magical peach and has a wild, surreal cross-world adventure with seven magically-altered garden bugs he meets along the way.

Possibly one of Roald Dahl’s most surreal adventures, James and the Giant Peach is also one of his very best loved tales. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to experience classic children’s theatre at it’s best!

In 1996, a British-American fantasy film was produced by Tim Burton and Denise Di Novi and directed by Henry Selick. Starring Paul Terry as James, the film is a combination of live action and stop-motion animation. Co-stars Joanna Lumley and Miriam Margolyes played James’s aunts in the live-action segments, and Simon Callow, Richard Dreyfuss, Susan Sarandon, Jane Leeves, and David Thewlis voiced his insect friends in the animation sequences. The film’s composer, Randy Newman, was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Music, Original Musical or Comedy Score. It won Best Animated Feature Film at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival.

Presented by Sell a Door Theatre Company, who have previously toured critically-acclaimed productions of Avenue Q, The History Boys, American Idiot and Seussical the Musical.

For school show bookings, please contact Dorisa via dorisa@artforall.ae

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