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 playing on 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.
Rachel Jack, Programming Manager at The Montgomery, says “The Selfish Giant tackles issues surrounding loneliness, but through an intergenerational friendship it helps teach its young audiences about compassion, kindness and love. We’re delighted to have Soap Soup Theatre and Tessa Bide Productions return to Sheffield with their spellbinding theatre.”
Through powerful storytelling, captivating puppetry, beautiful design, enchanting music and a sprinkling of magic, this is a touching and beautiful production for children and adults.
Soap Soup Theatre and Tessa Bide Productions present The Selfish Giant. Saturday 2nd March: 11am and 2pm. Running time 55 mins. Suitable for aged 3+. Tickets £10, Family of 4 £40 Family of 5 £50. Tickets at www.TheMontgomery.org.uk / 0114 327 3456.