James and the Giant Peach Character List

James and the Giant Peach Character Breakdown

 

*All characters will be cast blind to gender and race*

 

James Henry Trotter (8-13): Lead Role; Hero of the story. An orphan in search of finding a family to call his own. Must be a strong singer.

 

Ladahlord (13+): Lead Role; Narrator. Only character to break the 4th wall. Takes the audience on the journey of the story. May be more to his story than we know. Must be a strong story teller.

 

Aunt Spiker (13+): Principle Role; Antagonist. The “brains” of James’ two cruel and disgusting aunts. Must have strong comedic timing.

 

Aunt Sponge (13+): Principle Role; Antagonist. Food driven. The second of James’ two cruel and disgusting aunts. Must have strong comedic timing.

 

Ladybug (13+): Lead Role; Motherly figure to James. Leader of the bugs. Sees the good in others and every situation. Must be a strong singer.

 

Grasshopper (13+): Lead Role; Fatherly figure to James. Leader of the bugs. Confident, smart and musical. Must be a strong singer.

 

Spider (10+): Principle Role; One of the bugs. Recently windowed. Friend to James. Must be a good singer.

 

Earthworm (10+): Principle Role; One of the bugs. Frightened by everything, especially things that move. Must be a strong singer with good comedic timing.

 

Centipede (10+): Principle Role; One of the bugs. Doesn’t trust James. Not always friendly, but still a respected member of the group. Must be a good singer.

 

Mr. Trotter (13+): James’ father. Killed by a rhino. Must be a good dancer.

 

Mrs. Trotter (13+): James’ mother. Killed by a rhino. Must be a STRONG dancer.

 

Puppeteers: separate from character performers. Needed for Ladybug, Grasshopper, Spider, Earthworm, Centipede, Rhinosaurus, and Birds

 

*Please note that secondary characters, including Billy and Bobby Cop, Matron Nurse, Pilot, Ship’s Captain, Karl Kreatour, etc. will be cast from the ensemble. Specific ensemble groups will be determined by time of casting.