Oscar Wilde's touching tale about transformation is reimagined for the stage in this magical show about a giant who learns to love again.
Hagrietta has always been different. As a child, she was quiet, shy, sensitive, and found great joy in things other children had little time for. She loved shapes, patterns, and all that Mother Nature would bring. She seemed to have a gift, a gift made all the more remarkable because she was also... a giant!
Misunderstood and laughed at for all that made her different, a frosty seed of bitterness was planted in her heart. So alone and misunderstood did Hagrietta feel, that she built a towering wall around her to keep others out. But little did she realise, it wasn’t just people she was preventing from entering. Because Hagrietta nurtured that little seed behind her garden wall, winter comes and never leaves.
One day, Olvar and Kelvar find their way through. Could they be the change she needs? What does it take to warm a frozen heart and transform a world grown cold and hard? Find out in this wondrous tale filled with powerful storytelling, captivating puppetry, and a touch of magic.
Highlights of the Show
The Selfish Giant is an extraordinary piece of theatre for children, young people and families. It is topical, stimulating, creative, and has social, literary, and cultural breadth.
The Selfish Giant incorporates inventive stagecraft, outstanding puppetry, dynamic visuals, ingenious use of props, imaginative effects, and masterful storytelling.
The Selfish Giant is a show with strong educational value. It:
Nurtures in your child the joy of books and reading by linking the page to the stage.
Develops an appreciation of the fable as a literary genre and puppet / fantasy theatre as a theatrical genre.
Explores breaking down walls, transformation, and the potential for change.
Explores love and acceptance.
Explores what it takes to “grow a heart”.
Explores the theme of nature in peril.
Stimulates the imagination, inventiveness, and creativity.
Question & Answer Session.
All our shows have a post-show Q&A session if possible. The Q&A helps
young audience members consolidate their thoughts of the show, clarify
any questions they might have on who, how, why and to ask the actors any
questions about themselves or how theatre is made.
Players Theatre is
pleased to be working with schools to supplement the Ministry of Education’s
STELLAR Literacy programme with our literature based theatre exposure and