Oscar Wilde’s short story ‘The Selfish Giant’ is one of the most beautiful and moving tales ever written, it connects to people of all cultures. By sharing the experience of the giant’s selfishness, then a moment of realisation and finally his redemption, children and adults alike are reminded of the value of generosity.
The first act is a light hearted half hour rehearsal in which some
children are chosen and rehearsed into their parts while the rest of the audience is taught the choruses of four songs. During the interval the actors and children are costumed and the show, lasting 1 hour, runs seamlessly with everyone taking part.