I have been fortunate enough to see several shows this year, but I think tonight has topped them all.
Tonight I saw James and the Giant Peach and it was incredible.
Limited cast played a multitude of characters and a beautifully simple set was used to tremendous effect.
Who new you could make seagulls from flippers and rhinoceroses and sharks from saws?
That you could inflate and deflate a balloon to make scrumptious peach flesh?
That 70s fashion could look so amazing on a spider?
And that earthworms were so funny?
The cast not only acted (obviously), and sang but played their own instruments. The music was amazing the characters were lovable (or comically hate-able in terms of Spiker and Sponge) and if there is a giant inflatable peach being bounced around the audience then what’s not to love!?
James was superb. His energy was boundless and infectious. I wish I could describe it better but I can’t. All I know is I haven’t smiled for that long in a jolly good while.
If you want a taster, this is the trailer.
Definitely the best thing this year. The best.
Love Charlotte xx