The Selfish Giant

Date:Sun 07 Mar 2021
Time:Available to stream all day
Venue:Online Event
Price:Pay What You Feel tickets (suggested £5 per screen)

by Tessa Bide Productions and Soap Soup Theatre

Inspired by the touching children’s story ‘The Selfish Giant’ by Oscar Wilde, Bristol's two leading family theatre experts are combining forces to explore an unusual friendship, and how even the grumpiest giant’s heart can melt when Spring finally comes.

Grinter is a giant. She lives happily alone in her huge cold house, surrounded by her huge snowy gardens, enclosed by her high, frost-covered walls. She shuts out the world, because long ago, the world shut her out, and so she hides, safe and quiet in her peaceful, icy home. Outside the towering walls of her enormous garden, the world has been changing and there is very little green left. One day, the children -tired of playingon hard roads and grey rooftops -find a chink in the giant's wall and climb through, changing the course of the children’s and Grinter's lives forever.

Powerful storytelling, captivating puppetry, beautiful design, enchanting music and a sprinkling of magic sums up this very special show.

"an enchanting play...intimate simple and powerful performance"
Nappy Valley

“a beautiful tale of friendship and belonging, skilfully told through the characters, their puppets and the music”
Nappy Valley

"cleverly and creatively imagined adaptation"
Curious Mum

"The Selfish Giantreally is a story for our times."
Children’s Theatre Reviews

Ages: 3+

Duration: 50 mins

Customers will be emailed a link in advance of the performance.

This show will be available to watch for 48 hours from Sun 07 March 2021.


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