Free online streaming available from Monday 18 – Monday 25 May, 2020
For ages 3+ and their families
Here’s a show you might remember from it’s run at The Pound in December last year… “The snow covered up the grass with her great white cloak and the frost painted all the trees silver…”
Step into a theatrical world where giants are your neighbours and a once beautiful garden is stuck in everlasting winter. Explore an extraordinary friendship, and how even the grumpiest giant’s heart can melt when Spring finally comes. We are delighted to offer you the chance to once again see this enchanting adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s celebrated short story The Selfish Giant. This heart-warming reimagining combines captivating storytelling with spellbinding puppetry and original music.
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 playing on hard roads and grey rooftops – find a gap in the giant’s wall and climb through, changing the course of the children’s and Grinter’s lives forever.
‘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 Giant really is a story for our times’ Children’s Theatre Reviews
Whilst Tessa Bide Productions and Soap Soup Theatre are offering the video to audiences for free, they would ask that if you are able to, please consider making a small donation so that they can get back to visiting theatres, village halls and outdoor spaces as soon as it is safe to do so once more. Suggested donation is £4, but any support you can offer at this difficult time is greatly appreciated.
9th October, 7:30pm
24th September, 7:30pm
15th June, 12:00am