Experience powerful storytelling, captivating puppetry, and a sprinkling of magic this February half-term at Pocklington Arts Centre (PAC) when The Selfish Giant comes to town.
Children will also get the chance to ‘meet and greet’ the characters and puppets from the show when it comes to PAC on Wednesday 20 February.
Inspired by Oscar Wilde’s short story, The Selfish Giant explores an unusual friendship, and how even the grumpiest giant’s heart can melt when spring finally comes.
This enchanting family friendly production will kick start PAC’s new programme of theatre for 2019, which includes more children’s theatre than ever before.
PAC director Janet Farmer said: “What a wonderful way to start off our season of theatre at PAC than with this truly magnificent and magical tale. It has everything that makes for a fantastic family friendly stage show including brilliant storytelling, amazing puppetry, and captivating music. We love this show and we know that it will be a real treat for all ages this half term holidays.”
The Selfish Giant tells the tale of Grinter the giant who 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.
The Selfish Giant is suitable for ages 3+ and is brought to you by Tessa Bide Productions and Soap Soup Theatre, in partnership with The Omnibus Theatre in Clapham.