Lyric Hammersmith 2019/20
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Join us for Rachel O’Riordan’s first season as Artistic Director at the Lyric.

Soap Soap Theatre and Tessa Bide Productions presents

The Selfish Giant

Inspired by the short story by Oscar Wilde
09 Mar 2019
Running time
55 mins
5 - 10
Lyric studio

Grinter is a giant. She lives happily alone in her huge cold house, surrounded by her 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 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.

Featuring powerful storytelling, captivating puppetry, enchanting music and a sprinkling of audience interaction magic.

Inspired by 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.

For access tickets please contact the Box Office. Please note that buggies cannot be taken into the studio auditorium.