Powerful storytelling and captivating puppetry: The Selfish Giant comes to Darwen
Inspired by the touching children’s story, The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde; this February at Darwen Library Theatre, Soap Soup Theatre and Tessa Bide Productions 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.
Through powerful storytelling, captivating puppetry, beautiful design, enchanting music and a sprinkling of magic.
For ages 3+
55 mins approx with no interval
Image credit: Paul Blakemore
VENUE: Darwen Library Theatre, Knott St, Darwen, Lancashire BB3 3BU
DATE: Monday 18th February 2019
TICKET PRICES: Adults from £8.00
Children from £6.00
Groups 10+ from £6.00
Tickets are available
By Phone: 01254 706006
In Person: From Darwen Library, Knott Street, Darwen or Darwen Leisure Centre, The Green, Darwen or King George’s Hall Box Office, Northgate, Blackburn.