One of the most beloved children’s books of all time is coming to Boston in the form of a brand-new musical adventure. Roald Dahl’s timeless classic James and the Giant Peach has been adapted into a play that includes all of the adventures and misadventures that made the original so memorable. If you’d like to relive the magic of this iconic tale, we’ve got a special deal for Boston on Budget readers: while supplies last, you can get half-off tickets to this whimsical, magical performance.
James and the Giant Peach was first published in 1961 and was an immediate hit. The book tells the tale of a downtrodden orphan named James Henry Trotter who is sent to live with his wicked aunts after his parents are eaten by an escaped rhinoceros. James buys a bag of magic beans from a mysterious old man and accidentally spills them under the old peach tree in his yard. The next morning, a giant house-sized peach appears on the tree, and the next thing James knows, he’s on an adventure with seven larger-than-life insect companions.
James and the Giant Peach has been adapted into television specials and a 1996 stop-motion animation film produced by Tim Burton. This version of the play was adapted by David Wood and does justice to the magical journey we all know and love.
Now, James and the Giant Peach is coming to the Saugus American Legion Post 210 and will be performed by the Theatre Company of Saugus. The show will be performed on Friday evenings, and Saturday and Sunday matinee shows so the whole family can come out and enjoy the production. Check here for a full listing of times and dates and visit the theatre’s event page for more information. All ages are welcome.
Tickets to this show usually start at $23 for adults, but some complimentary tickets are available right now using a free Goldstar.com membership which you can get using any email address or Facebook account. Don’t miss this chance to see a one-of-a-kind adaptation of one of the most beloved children’s stories of all time.