James and the Giant Peach

by Roald Dahl, Adapted by David Wood

Multi-Week Class, Full Day

Age 8-14

6/10/2019 - 6/28/2019

9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Location: Campus for Imagination and Wonder, 900 S. Mitchell Dr., Tempe 85281

Price: $630

This class is currently SOLD OUT. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please complete enrollment form on parent dashboard. Payment will not be processed but your student will be added to the waitlist. 


Directed by: Katie McFadzen 

Take center stage with this skill-intensive performance class! Students will refine acting skills through the process of auditioning, rehearsing, and performing in a full-length play. Professional actors, directors, and choreographers straight off Childsplay's stages will direct James and the Giant Peach. The first two weeks of rehearsals are on our main campus and the last week students rehearse at the Tempe Center for the Arts with final performances at 11 am and 2 pm on Friday, June 28th. 

About the Play:

The story of Roald Dahl’s classic tale is faithfully told by James himself and the insect characters – Miss Spider, Old-Green-Grasshopper, Centipede, Ladybird, and Earthworm. The play begins at the end of the story, when James and his friends are living in the giant peach stone in Central Park, New York. A tour guide brings a party of tourists (the audience) to see this major attraction, and James and his friends tell the story of how they came to live in New York. The insects play the other roles, like James’s cruel Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker, and the epic journey across the Atlantic is acted out with live action, puppetry and storytelling in David Wood's masterful adaptation.


"James and the Giant Peach (Wood)” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

James and the Giant Peach

By Roald Dahl

Adapted by David Wood



Note about Extended Care:

All extended care takes place at Childsplay's Campus for Imagination and Wonder in Tempe. During the final week of this class, when rehearsals occur at the Tempe Center for the Arts, young people enrolled in extended care will be transported between the theater and campus by Childsplay staff in company vehicles. Caregivers must sign a vehicle release for students enrolled in an onstage class and extended care.


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Katie McFadzen

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