James and giant peach come to the Playhouse

Roald Dahl’s first children’s book will be brought to life on stage when it comes to the Playhouse Whitley Bay next month.

James and the Gian Peach promises to bring fruitfilled fun and wizzpopping wonders as Birmingham Stage Company presents the class ic children’s story.

The play tells the story of James who lives with Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker, the most revolting Aunts in England, when one day he meets a mystical old man who gives him a bag that contains the strongest magic the world has ever seen.

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.

Local actress Claire Greenway will be back in the north east to play the Ladybird and the wicked Aunt Sponge.

Claire, from Chester-Le-Street, will be proving just how talented the region is as she embarks on her first theatre tour.

James and the Giant Peach will be at the Playhouse Whitley Bay from Tuesday, July 16, to Saturday, July 20.

Tickets priced at £16 for adults or £12 for concessions are available by calling the box office on 0844 2481588, visiting the theatre in person, or online at www.playhousewhitleybay.co.uk