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James and the Giant Peach

James and the Giant Peach

From the book by Roald Dahl. Dramatized by Richard R. George.

Product Code: J18000

  • Full-length Play
  • Farce | Satire
  • Cast size: 21 (most either gender).

Rights and availability
This title can be licensed and sold throughout Canada, the United States.

* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

$10.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $100/perf

In stock


A magical peach! An imprisoned boy! Insect friends! An incredible journey! This amazing adventure of James Henry Trotter will fulfill the fantasy of anyone who has ever dreamed of escape. Roald Dahl's story comes hilariously to life in this delightful dramatization that reveals the wickedness of some, the goodness of others, and the indecision encountered by many when they are faced with crises. You will see James (as he cleverly gets the Peach out of danger), the wise Old-Green-Grasshopper and the pessimistic Earthworm. You will also see James' mean Aunt Spiker and cruel Aunt Sponge come to a suitably sticky end. The action is tied together by the Narrator, a storyteller, motivator, emcee and audience friend. Take advantage of the quick costuming, simple props and basic scenery to provide your cast and audience with an exciting, peachy adventure!


  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Full-length Play
  • Product Code J18000
  • Cast Size 21
  • Min. Royalty Rate $100/perf
  • Cost $10.95
  • Approx. Run Time 60 min


  • Target Audience Young Audiences | Middle School | Family (all ages)
  • Performing Group Middle School | High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Professional Theatre | Senior Theatre | Touring Group | Praise Group | Dinner Theatre
  • Genre Farce | Satire
  • ISBN(13) 9780871293213
* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

Customer Reviews

"This script allows for very flexible casting and staging. The production can be as simple or elaborate as you want it to be. You can't beat a story about flying produce!"
Review by Jason Goodreau, Pleasant Plains Middle School, Pleasant Plains, IL
"Well received by student actors and family audiences. This play has just the right amount of "challenges" for student actors to learn while succeeding."
Review by Grace Sayers, Storybook Theatre Co., DeLand, FL
"James and the Giant Peach is a magical journey shared by the cast and audience. We had tremendous fun producing this play. The show was a success!"
Review by John Tilford, Champaign Park District, Champaign, IL
"I love the short running time. The characters are so diverse that the students can really take a leap and think outside the box. The set is also very flexible --> it can be whatever you like!"
Review by Scott Taylor, Flower Mound High School, Peters Mound, TX
"It was great! Very fun for my high school students to perform for children. Our centipede "rapped" his song about the aunts. The audience loved it. So many opportunities for creativity in staging, publicity, characters."
Review by Kathleen Hubka, Beatrice High School, Beatrice, Neb.
"James and the Giant Peach is a popular titleƑwe sold out all three performances. It was fun to use sound effects and strings from the catwalks to create the seagull scene. Young and old loved the production."
Review by Jillynne Raymond, Red Wing High School, Red Wing, Minn.
"We had a fabulous show with excellent attendance. The dialogue is funny and fast moving with plenty of opportunities for extras and laugh-out-loud prop use."
Review by Judy Kegler, Immaculate Conception School, East Aurora, N.Y.
"This show touched the hearts of young and old alike. We sent it as a trunk show to our elementary schools and they squealed in delight."
Review by Alex DiGuiseppe, Coatesville High School, Coatesville, Pa.
"This script is a great adaptation of Roald Dahl's book... It captures all of the excitement of the story, and my kids loved it!"
Review by Lindsey Ervi, Pleasant Hill Elementary School, Leander, Texas
"James and the Giant Peach was both a challenge and a pleasure. My students enjoyed the freedom to use their imaginations in designing the set, makeup and costumes. Their creativity in that and in bringing the characters to life enthralled the audiences. Everyone had a great time!"
Review by Margie Thomson, Ida High School, Ida, Mich.
"What an adventure! We had so much fun producing this wonderful play! The kids in the cast were encouraged to let their imaginations run wild in creating the costumes, props and sets, as well as developing their characters, which was largely due to the fantastical story itself. Thank you for the journey on/in the FANTASTIC Peach!!!"
Review by Jodi Prosser-Muller, St. Peter's UCC, Champaign, Ill.

Hints, Tips, and Tricks

"Building a giant peach is a great way to wow your audience. It also allows for better blocking options."
Tip by Lori Duncan, White Pine Middle School, Saginaw, Mich.
"Use a large orange spot to capture scenes inside and floating peach."
Tip by Alex DiGuiseppe, Coatesville High School, Coatesville, Pa.

Production Map

Location City State Opens Closes
The Green Room Community Theatre Newton North Carolina 3/16/2018 3/25/2018
The Art Centre Theatre Plano Texas 6/29/2018 7/8/2018
Thomas R Fowler Middle School Tigard Oregon 4/27/2018 4/28/2018
Eau Claire YMCA Eau Claire Wisconsin 4/7/2018 4/7/2018
Pine View High St George Utah 4/11/2018 4/14/2018
County Seat Theater Company Cloquet Minnesota 4/20/2018 4/22/2018
Greater Covington Center Covington Louisiana 5/18/2018 5/18/2018
Watertown Mayer High School Performing Arts Center Watertown Minnesota 4/19/2018 4/21/2018
Fellowship Bible Church Victoria Texas 4/26/2018 4/27/2018
Seabury Hall Makawao Hawaii 4/6/2018 4/7/2018
CSU Riverside Theatre Columbus Georgia 6/14/2018 7/1/2018
Austin Middle Galveston Texas 4/5/2018 4/6/2018
Fountain Hills Theater Fountain Hills Arizona 3/29/2019 4/14/2019