Dates & Times

Fri 23 Feb 2024
11:30am
From
£7.50
Fri 23 Feb 2024
2:30pm
From
£7.50
Sat 24 Feb 2024
11:30am
From
£7.50
Sat 24 Feb 2024
2:30pm
From
£7.50

Age: 3+ (up to 10 yrs)

Running time: 55 mins (no interval)

Seating: Allocated - See Seating Plan for More Details

The performance on Sat 24 Feb at 2.30pm will be BSL interpreted. All performances will be relaxed.

Expect powerful storytelling, captivating puppetry, beautiful design, enchanting music and a sprinkling of theatre magic from this very special show!

A performer with a puppet in an identical green outfit on her shoulder, in a production shot from The Selfish Giant.    A performer operates a small puppet - they are both wearing an identically designed green dress.    A small puppet surrounded by swathes of material

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.

Inspired by the touching children’s story The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde, 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.

“beautifully crafted… a perfect way to occupy young minds” Bristol 247

“an enchanting play… intimate simple and powerful performance” Nappy Valley

“a beautiful tale of friendship and belonging, skilfully told through the characters, their puppets and the music” Nappy Valley

“cleverly and creatively imagined adaptation” Curious Mum

“The Selfish Giant really is a story for our times.” Children’s Theatre Reviews

  • Theatre: Seating Accessibility Information

    Seat size

    In our theatre the seats are 38cm (15″) wide and 44.5cm (17½”) deep. The seats are 44cm (171/3”) from the floor, and have an 8cm (3”) gap between seats.

    Armrests

    Seats have armrests on either side of the seat which cannot be removed completely. Seats on rows A, C and D have armrests which can be folded away and slot between the seat backs. On all other rows armrests are fixed and cannot be folded or removed.

    Legroom

    There is 30cm (112/3“) of legroom in front of each seat, with additional legroom in rows D and L, and in Box 1 and Box 2.

    Further information

    If you have any questions about accessibility our Box Office team are always happy to help and can be contacted on 01642 525199 or by emailing [email protected] - you can also tell us about your access requirements when prompted to do so during the online booking process.