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James, played by William Hammond, performs during a special children’s matinee of “James and the Giant Peach” Nov. 18 at Malibu High School. Photos by Suzy Demeter/22nd Century Media
Malibu’s William Hammond (second from right), as James, is flanked by his evil aunts, portrayed by Claire Anneet (left) and Winona Weber, during a Nov. 18 performance of “James and the Giant Peach.”
Malibu High School’s Kira Smit portrays Ladahlord, who gives James the magic crocodile tongues that make the peach grow.
Winona Weber (left) portrys Aunt Spiker and Claire Anneet acts as Aunt Sponge.
(Left to right) India Lee as Earthworm, Juliette Larsen as Spider, Nina Gonzalez as Centipede, Ava Ray as Grasshopper, William Hammond as James and Gina Marellino as Ladybug perform.
Malibu High School performs “James and the Giant Peach.”
The play’s bugs surround James, portrayed by William Hammond.
Sharks attack the peach and its patrons before James dreams up a brilliant plan to escape and make it to New York City.
James (William Hammond) meets Centipede (Nina Gonzalez).
The cast wraps up the show.
Tillo Wolski, 4, checks out a tarantula after a special children’s matinee of “James and the Giant Peach.”
Barbara Burke, Freelance Reporter
2:09 pm PST November 27, 2017
Spirits were soaring and creativity was flowing at Malibu High School’s theater as the school’s actors performed “James and the Giant Peach,” Roald Dahl’s epic children’s tale, at a special children’s matinee on Nov. 18.