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    The Selfish Giant

    ARCHIVE: The Selfish Giant

    • 20 Oct -
      27 Oct 2021
      20 Oct - 27 Oct 2021

    Powerful storytelling, captivating puppetry, and a sprinkling of theatre magic from Bristol’s two leading family theatre experts.

    Inspired by the touching children’s story The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde, Tessa Bide Productions and Soap Soup Theatre combine forces to explore an unusual friendship. 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.

    Find beautiful design, enchanting music and a sprinkling of magic in this very special show.

    Wed 20 October: 10.30am
    Thu 21 October: 10.30am & 1pm
    Sat 23 – Wed 27 October: 11am & 2pm

    All Factory Theatre performances on sale from August 2021 are currently sold with social distancing in place. This means there is distance between different groups in the auditorium, plus a range of measures that enable your safe journey through all of the building. We may increase capacity and relax measures once we are certain it’s safe to do so, however we will guarantee at least one socially distanced performance per week for all shows with a run of at least five performances – see more below. Read more about our Covid safety measures this autumn.

    The following performances will be guaranteed as socially distanced and this will not change regardless of external circumstances. Audiences are asked to wear face coverings for these performances, unless exempt:
    Thu 21 October 10.30am
    Tue 26 October 11am
    Read more about our Covid safety measures

    • "an enchanting play… intimate simple and powerful performance"

      Nappy Valley
    • "cleverly and creatively imagined adaptation"

      Curious Mum
    • "The Selfish Giant really is a story for our times"

      Children’s Theatre Reviews

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