A new family show, inspired by the touching children’s story ‘The Selfish Giant’ by Oscar Wilde
Soap Soup Theatre and Tessa Bide, 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
POMPOM FLOWER WORKSHOP
Take part in a short mini-workshop with Tomasin Cuthbert Menes – who plays Grinter in the show. Make your very own pom-pom flower and decorate your bedroom like the set from The Selfish Giant! All you need is a long length of wool or yarn in your favourite colour and a pair of scissors…and a grown up to help!
Families must have a good internet connection and capacity to access Zoom on a device. A link to the zoom meeting will be sent out at 12 noon on the day of the show – Friday 9 April, 2021.
Duration: 90mins in total (55mins show, short break, 20mins workshop)
Suitable for: family audiences aged 3+
You only need 1 e-ticket per device (if more than one person is watching on the same device you still just need 1 ticket!)Please note that places are limited to 30 devices per session and so early booking is advised.
Cost: £5 per device, or you can choose a “venue supporting price” of £10. Choose what you pay.
You can have as many people watch it in one house as you like and you can watch it more than once and on any device during the 24 hour period.
Dates & Tickets
This is a past event, therefore tickets are no longer available.
Dinner & show offer
Enjoy an evening at Bridport Art Centre’s Pantry Restaurant.
*A pre Show Supper is available with this event*
The menus will be published alongside the event two weeks before the show. Vegetarian options available.
There will be an option to add your supper to your cart when you book the event.
£14.95 two course /£17.95 three course
‘A Beautiful show that will appeal across generations’
The Spy in the Stalls ★★★★
‘50 minutes of theatrical magic’
Sheffield Bigstamp ★★★★
‘The beauty of this play will remain for a long time to come’