The Thwaites Empire Players Present ‘James and the Giant Peach’

CHILDREN can enjoy one of Roald Dahl’s beloved classics when a new show takes to the stage at the Thwaites Empire Theatre next month.

‘James and the Giant Peach’ adapted by Richard R George and directed by Lisa-Marie Hunt will be showing at the theatre on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th June.

The audience can join James as he escapes from his horrible aunts and sets off on an adventure inside a peach.

James Henry Trotter lives with his two horrid aunts, Spiker and Sponge. He hasn’t got a single friend until he meets the Old Green Grasshopper and the rest of the insects aboard a giant peach.

James and the Giant Peach was Roald Dahl’s first classic novel for children. Although The Gremlins is sometimes referred to as an earlier example of his writing for children, James was Roald’s first conscious attempt to write for a younger audience after several years of writing primarily adult short stories.

The book is dedicated to his two eldest daughters, Olivia and Tessa. It was first published in 1961 to glowing reviews and marked the beginning of his prolific career as a children’s author.

Tickets cost £5 and are available from or call the booking office on 01254 685500.