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James And The Giant Peach – Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Writer: Roald Dahl - adapted by David Wood Director: Matthew Cullum Musical Director: Richard Reeday Reviewer: Michael Gray   Trina Bramman's beautifully realised set has the giant peach stone at its core, and around it the Big Apple, suggested by trees made of lamp posts and street signs. Television screens are put out with the rubbish; an accordion lies waiting ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with Matthew Cullum

Roald Dahl’s books have thrilled families for generations, but his works have also kept theatre audiences entranced. With Matilda still packing audiences into the West End and The Twits having just finished a London run, his works remain as popular as ever on stage as well as in print. In a first, Colchester’s Mercury Theatre are staging their first ever ...

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NEWS: James and the Giant Peach for Colchester Mercury’s Summer Season

Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach will be taking centre stage in Essex as Colchester’s Mercury Theatre today announce its 2015 Summer season. The latest production in the venue’s Made In Colchester strand, James and the Giant Peach will play for three weeks of the school summer holidays. The stage adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic will be directed by ...

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James And The Giant Peach – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Writer: Roald Dahl Adaptor: David Wood Director: Max Webster Reviewer: Rosie Revell Leave reality behind at the door and join James for the adventure of a lifetime. James Henry Trotter (Chris Lew Kum Hoi) had the saddest life possible. His parents were eaten by a rhinoceros while shopping in London. He was then sent to live with his aunts Sponge ...

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NEWS: Drew McOnie Forms New Company

Drew McOnie is to launch a brand new theatre-dance company The McOnie Company, with the first production receiving its World Premiere in February 2014. The McOnie Company is a new company, who aim is to bridge the gap between musical theatre and pure dance audiences, bringing passionate and accessible dance productions to as many people as possible. McOnie is fast ...

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James and the Giant Peach – Kings Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Roald Dahl Adaptation: David Wood Director: Nikolai Foster Composer: Grant Olding Designer: Colin Richmond Lighting: James Whiteside Reviewer: Val Baskott [rating:4.5] There’s always an anxious moment when a beloved children’s story is brought to life on stage or screen. Will it destroy the magic of the story forever? There are no such worries as Birmingham Stage Company tackle David ...

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James and the Giant Peach – Palace Theatre, Southend

Adaptor: David Wood from Roald Dahl’s novel. Composer: Grant Olding Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: Melissa Rynn [rating:5] With Matilda firmly cemented as a West End favourite and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory opening to an eager public, a new generation of youngsters are discovering the joy of Roald Dahl, and an older generation of adults are rediscovering a staple of ...

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James and the Giant Peach- The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry.

Writer: David Wood (from the book by Roald Dahl) Director: Nikolai Foster Composer: Grant Olding Reviewer: Nicole Evans [rating:4.5] Recreating any works of the literary master that is Roald Dahl is always a risky business, but attempting a stage version of a story like James and the Giant Peach brings a set of challenges that most companies would shy away ...

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