Roald Dahl favourite lands in Cropredy

Aunts Spiker and Sponge in James and the Giant Peach
Aunts Spiker and Sponge in James and the Giant Peach

Cropredy Harlequins promise a fun theatrical experience for half term as they present Roald Dahl’s popular story James and the Giant Peach.

The story tells of James Trotter, a young orphan, who lives with his revolting aunts Spiker and Sponge. His life changes dramatically when some misplaced magic causes a giant peach to grow on the old tree in his aunts’ garden. The peach is inhabited by a colourful collection of oversized insects, who befriend James and set sail in the peach for the adventure of a lifetime.

The play is suffused with Dahl’s darkly witty dialogue and lyrics. It features traditional and original tunes performed by the cast and local musicians.

Director Janet Hunt, who also takes on the role of Aunt Spiker, said: “The cast have really thrown themselves into their characterisations and we’re all looking forward to a lively performance.”

The show runs at Cropredy Village Hall from today (Thursday) to Saturday, February 18 .

Tickets cost £6.

Call 758224 to book or for more information.