What’s On in Brisbane for Families

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James and the Giant Peach | South Brisbane

30 March - 7 April

James and the Giant Peach QPAC

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

From the company that brought us the smash-hit, adored seasons of The TwitsFantastic Mr Fox and George’s Marvellous Medicine comes this bold new theatrical adaptation 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.

  • 30 Mar – 7 Apr 2024
  • Playhouse, QPAC
  • 55 minutes, no interval, subject to change without notice
  • Book your tickets here.


30 March
7 April
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Corner Grey Street and Melbourne Street
South Bank, Queensland 4101 Australia
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