A new family show, inspired by the Oscar Wilde short story ‘The Selfish Giant’ comes to Blackwood Miners’ Institute on Monday 25th February at 2.30pm
Soap Soup Theatre and Tessa Bide Productions (Bristol’s two leading family theatre experts) , 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.
Powerful storytelling, captivating puppetry, beautiful design, enchanting music and a sprinkling of magic sums up, The Selfish Giant is suitable for age 3 and up and is 55 minutes long.
Tickets cost just £5 (£4 concessions) and are available from Blackwood Miners’ Institute’s box office on 01495 227206 or online from http://www.blackwoodminersinstitute.com
Photos by Paul Blakemore