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Insects visit market stall ahead of theatre performance
3:49pm Tuesday 5th March 2013 in News
OVERGROWN insects descended on a market stall today ahead of a series of theatre performances.
The Birmingham Stage Company begin a five day run at Darlington’s Civic Theatre tonight (Tuesday, March 5) with their live version of Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach.
To promote the show three performers, Claire Greenaway, Chris Lindon and Oliver Lynes, visited a fruit stall at Darlington Covered Market, dressed in their costumes as Ladybird, Centipede and the TV reporter.
Aimed at the over-fives, the show tells the tale of James, who lives with his aunts, Sponge and Spiker, and is forced to work like a slave. When he spills a bag full of magic near an old peach tree he starts an adventure with an array of creepy-crawly characters.
The Birmingham Stage Company has previously presented other children’s productions, including George’s Marvellous Medicine, Horrible Histories and The Jungle Book.
Performance will take place tomorrow (Wednesday, March 6) at 10.30am and 1.30pm; Thursday at 1.30pm and 7pm; Friday at 10.30am and 7pm and Saturday at 2.30pm and 7pm.
Tickets cost £12.50 for adults and £9 for children, available from the box office on 01325-48655.
School groups can book for £7.50 per child, with one free ticket for every ten booked.