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Up next on the VCU mainstage:

Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach

Words and Music by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
Book by Timothy Allen McDonald
Based on the book James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

Direction by Wes Seals
Musical Direction by Elle Meerovich

Performances April 22nd – 24th, 2022

VCUarts Theatre presents Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach, a delightfully offbeat adaptation of the classic Roald Dahl adventure where a boy and his insect friends take an amazing journey across the ocean. Based on one of Roald Dahl’s most poignantly quirky stories, Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach is a new take on this “masterpeach” of a tale.  Featuring a wickedly tuneful score and a witty and charming book, Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach is an adventurous musical about courage, self-discovery and finding your true family.

When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that grows a tremendous peach, rolls into the ocean and launches a journey of enormous proportions. James befriends a collection of singing insects that ride the giant piece of fruit across the ocean, facing hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements along the way. Join us for a playful musical complete with whimsical costumes, creative set design, and one-of-a-kind puppets designed and built by artist Noel Williams for this outlandish and larger-than-life tale.



Friday 4/22 @ 7:30pm 
Saturday 4/23 @ 2:00pm (Monument 10K affects traffic patterns)
Saturday 4/23 @ 7:30pm
Sunday 4/24 @ 3:00pm

Performances will take place at the W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts, located at 922 Park Ave.

General Admission Tickets $25. Discounts available for Seniors (55+), students, and alumni. Box office opens one hour prior to performance, doors open about thirty minutes prior to performance. Tickets available here: | Phone: 804-828-6026 | Email:

Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach has a run time of about one hour and fifty minutes with one fifteen minute intermission. Recommended viewing ages 8 and up.

Parking: There is a paid parking deck located at Harrison and Broad. You can also use public street parking which follows Richmond City regulations.


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