Inspired by the touching children’s story ‘The Selfish Giant’ by Oscar Wilde, Tessa Bide Productions and Soup Soup Theatre have combined 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.
The Selfish Giant is a magical show with powerful storytelling, captivating puppetry, enchanting music and a sprinkling of magic, that the whole family will love.
- Co-Producer/Designer/Devisor/Performer: Tomasin Cuthbert
- Co-Producer/Devisor/Performer: Tessa Bide
- Director/Dramaturg: Adam Fuller
- Composer: Matt Huxley
- Movement Director: Laura Street
- Circus Director: Gwen Hales
Watch the recorded version of the show online, from the comfort of your own sofa!
Production photos by Paul Blakemore.
If you’re a teacher, or a parent wanting to take the experience further with wraparound educational activities, check out our beautiful Teacher’s Resource Pack for ideas linking the project to literacy, PSHE, science, art and drama! Co-written by Tessa Bide Productions and retired primary school teacher with over 20 years experience Yvonne Dobson.
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