FAMILIES in Dorset can enjoy an interactive, virtual performance of ‘The Selfish Giant’ by Oscar Wilde this Easter.
Inspired by the touching children’s story by Oscar Wilde, two leading family theatre experts from Bristol, Tessa Bide Productions and Soap Soup Theatre, 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.
With powerful storytelling, captivating puppetry, beautiful design, enchanting music and a sprinkling of magic, families in Dorset can enjoy this very special show for Easter.
Artsreach invites families across Dorset to take part in a special, interactive session on Zoom, where children can meet one of the actors and the puppets before settling down together to watch ‘The Selfish Giant’.
Then after the show, join in with a creative craft workshop with Grinter and make your very own pom-pom flower to decorate your bedroom like the set from ‘The Selfish Giant’.
‘The Selfish Giant’ is available online via Zoom on Thursday, April 8, with a captioned show at 11am and non-captioned show at 2pm.
Places are just £5 per family/device and limited places are available. Find out more and register by visiting www.artsreach.co.uk