Bristol Academy of Drama set to premiere two brand-new stage shows in January 2018

Bristol Academy of Drama set to premiere two brand-new stage shows in January 2018

Posted on: 02 Jan 2018

Local children's theatre group, Bristol Academy of Drama, will be performing two brand-new shows in the new year, adapting two British classics for the stage. Jane and the Giant Peach will be the first show, taking place on Saturday 20th January, followed by Wind in the Willows on Friday 26th. Tickets for the shows can be purchased online here, or can be bought from the Bristol Academy of Drama Box Office on the night.


Jane and the Giant Peach is a stage adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic James and the Giant Peach.

Jane and the Giant Peach - 7pm on Saturday 20th January

Enjoy a new and heartwarming version of the beloved Roald Dahl story, adapted by Bristol Academy of Drama's Writer in Residence, Beatrice Vincent. Through the use of story telling and physical theatre, children aged 7 - 12 years bring this timeless tale to life.

After Jane loses her parents in a freak rhinoceros incident, she is forced to live with her nasty aunts, Spiker and Sponge. Jane's life is nothing but nagging and chores until one day she meets an Old Lady whose crocodile tongues bring magic to Jane's life. The appearance of a Giant Peach the next day is the beginning of Jane's new life and, with the help of her life-size insect friends, she sets off on an adventure as big as the Peach itself. Will Jane and her new bug family manage to fight off the greedy sharks, the vengeful cloudmen and that pesky rhinoceros? Come and join in the fun to find out.


Wind in the Willows will be performed on stage by students in school years 7-9

Wind in the Willows - 7pm on Friday 26th January

Adapted again by Beatrice Vincent, this classic story of the beloved Riverbankers and their adventures is one not to miss. Meet Mole, Rat, Badger and mischievous Toad, who seems to be incapable of keeping out of trouble. Will Mole find his way out of the Wild Wood? Will Toad's love of speed land him on the wrong side of the law? Will the Weasel's sneaky plan ever succeed and will Rat and Badger ever restore calm at Toad Hall? Come and find out as students from year 7 to 9 bring these amazing adventures to life through the use of physical theatre and exciting story telling.


For more information on the upcoming Bristol Academy of Drama shows, contact them via email or call 07553 986166. Alternatively, visit their Facebook page for updates.

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Matt Robson

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