Backstage tour of James and the Giant Peach

Post date: 
Friday, 6 February 2015
Harry Ward, one of 170 young people to go backstage at James and the Giant Peach

One hundred and seventy blind and partially sighted young people delved into the world of theatre last month with a backstage tour at West Yorkshire Playhouse (WYP) in Leeds.

The event was organised by Action for Blind People. During the tour, children saw behind the scenes of WYP’s production of James and the Giant Peach, meeting the cast, trying on costumes and handling some of the props.

Eleven-year-old Harry Ward, who participated in the backstage tour, said: “I had a great time. Watching James and the Giant Peach and meeting the cast was so much fun.”

James Carey from Action said: “They had a great time enjoying James and the Giant Peach. It was a perfect way for them to make friends and get involved in something exciting and different.”

Goodie bags were given to the children who came to the show with their families and school groups, which were provided by LTT Vending who sponsored the event. 

Action organises a huge range of events for children and families across England, with opportunities to be creative, active, musical or simply social. 

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