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James and the Giant Peach

Production company: Blue Orange Arts

Overall Production Dates: 29th November – 30th December 2021

Audition date: 18th October 2021 (if you cannot make that date please let us know as we are looking to put a second audition date in.

Rehearsals 29th November – 10th December (during the days)

Production 12th December – 17th December

Performances 18th – 30th December

Six actors are required for the stage production of Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach (adapted by David Wood) at The Blue Orange Theatre based in the Jewellery Quarter of Birmingham’s city centre. 

Auditions and all rehearsals will be held at the Blue Orange Theatre in Birmingham

The characters are as follows:

 James  – Female – 18+ – Must look young

Ladybird  – Female – Any age

Ms Spider – Female – Any age

Grasshopper – Male – Any age

Earthworm – Male – Any age

Centipede – Male – Any age

There will be some doubling for certain characters

We are looking for actors with good singing ability.

The ability to play an instrument is not essential but would be an advantage. 

Payment: This will be in the form of a profit share with a minimum guaranteed payment of £500 to help cover expenses. (You will receive either a profit share OR £500, whichever is the higher amount.)

We operate a strict colour blind casting policy. As such, we are happy to see actors of any ethnicity for these roles.

If you are interested in applying for this production please send CV’s and a photo to: casting [at]