KINGSLEY Players Youth Theatre will welcome audiences into the fantastical world of Roald Dahl this month, as they present James and the Giant Peach.

Richard George's adaptation of the famous book will be performed at Kingsley Community Centre at 7pm on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, May 22, 24, and 25.

James is forced to live with his mean aunts, Sponge and Spiker, after a terrible tragedy takes away his parents.

But his life changes when he meets a mysterious little old man, and goes on a life-changing journey with the attention-seeking Centipede, the miserable Earthworm, the motherly Ladybird, the musical Grasshopper, the sassy Spider and the lazy Glow-Worm – all inside a giant peach.

Youth theatre leader and production director, Jake Powell, said: “After the success of ‘Arabian Nights’ last year, I am thrilled to be back directing this classic story.

"We have a fantastic cast of 12 children and young people, aged nine to 15, who bring this whimsical tale to life.”

Tickets for the production cost £5 and can be booked in advance online at or by calling 07724892154