Pupils bring book to life on stage

James and the Giant Peach performance at Christ's Hospital SUS-150727-104614001
James and the Giant Peach performance at Christ's Hospital SUS-150727-104614001

After eight weeks of hard work and rehearsals, James and the Giant Peach was performed by thirty-five Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9 Christ’s Hospital pupils on 18, 19 and 20 June to packed audiences in the beautiful Christ’s Hospital theatre.

Directed by Caroline Kelley, using elements of physical theatre and storytelling, the talented cast let their imaginations run wild and their creative juices flow free whilst rehearsing the play of the story, adapted by Richard George.

The much loved book was brought to life on stage. Every pupil shone in their characters - two nasty aunts, six oversized insects and one special little boy were joined by a whole host of weird and wonderful characters in ‘James and The Giant Peach’.

The audiences joined James and his friends and experienced their trials and tribulations as they ventured over land and sea in an amazing giant peach!

Christ’s Hospital was delighted to welcome 350 Horsham primary school pupils and their teachers to the matinee performance on Friday 19 June.

Report and pictures contributed by Christ’s Hospital.