Tiny & Tall Productions and Soap Soup Theatre

The Selfish Giant

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.

Powerful storytelling, captivating puppetry, beautiful design, enchanting music and a sprinkling of magic sums up this very special show.

Recommended for ages 3-7

Stay and Play

Join us for Stay and Play in the drama studio from 12pm – 2pm (after the first show and before the second). These free, drop-in sessions are relaxed and give audiences the opportunity to be playful, creative and explore the themes of the show further. There are always lots of fun craft activities, reading corners and chances to dress up!


“Beautifully crafted…a perfect way to occupy young minds”

Bristol 247

"A beautiful show that will appeal across generations."

The Spy in the Stalls

"The perfect example of a show where the adults are just as enthralled as the kids.”

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The Selfish Giant

4 May 2024 - 11:00 am
4 May 2024 - 2:00 pm

Full Price: £10
Concession: £8
Under 2s: Free

Extra information

Children aged under 2 are welcome at this performance, but a free “lap ticket” must be booked – select “under 2 ticket” when booking.

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