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James and the Giant Peach Adapted for the stage by Shake & Stir Theatre Co

5 – 21 July 2024

In the Playhouse

Kids & Families

Ages 6+ | Climb aboard the world’s juiciest fruit as Roald Dahl’s James & The Giant Peach rolls off the page and onto the stage in Shake & Stir’s most delicious adventure yet. 


A little magic can take you a long way

From the company that brought us the smash-hit, adored seasons of Fantastic Mr Fox, The Twits and George’s Marvellous Medicine comes this bold new theatrical adaption of one of the most loved children’s classic books. 

Join James and his collection of curious critters on an enchanting, great escape direct from his backyard, soaring high across the world, from Dover to New York and back again. 

Bursting with magic, mischief, and mayhem at every turn, James discovers that the best friendships arise from the most unexpected encounters and a little courage can take you a long way. 

You’ve read the book and seen the movie – now it’s time to experience this Dahlicious tale - from the wacky mind of the world’s No. 1 Storyteller - live on stage.  

Sydney Opera House presents a Shake & Stir Theatre Co and QPAC co-production

But the peach...ah, yes...the peach was a soft, stealthy traveler, making no noise as it floated along. And several times during that long silent night ride high up over the middle of the ocean in the moonlight, James and his friends saw things that no one had ever seen before...

Roald Dahl in James & The Giant Peach
About Shake & Stir Theatre Co

Established in 2006, Shake & Stir is one of the country’s leading touring theatre companies.

Shake & Stir tours throughout every State and Territory of Australia and New Zealand, with a particular passion for delivering exceptional live theatre experiences to audiences in both metro and regional areas. To date, the company’s work has been seen in over 150 venues across ANZ.

Shake & Stir is fascinated with the mysterious, ruinous and gothic worlds contained in classic literature and transforming these into new theatrical experiences for contemporary audiences.

The Company also creatively collaborates with Roald Dahl Story Company and has produced smash hit, original stage adaptations of titles including: The Twits, Fantastic Mr Fox, George’s Marvellous Medicine, Revolting Rhymes and Dirty Beasts.

Other recent productions include: Frankenstein, Tae Tae in the Land of Yaaas!, Jane Eyre, A Christmas Carol, Dracula, Wuthering Heights, 1984, Animal Farm, Fourthcoming, Fourteen and the Australian premiere tour of Green Day’s musical American Idiot.

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