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The Selfish Giant
An enchanting sung-through musical based on the short story by Oscar Wilde...

Adaptation, Book & Lyrics: David Perkins
Music: David Perkins
Additional Lyrics: Caroline Dooley

Performing Ages: Primary/Elementary School, Middle School, Secondary/High School, Amateur/Community Theatre, Youth/Camp Programs

Cast requirements: 2m, 9m/f + flexible chorus

Approx length: 60 mins

Hire Package Includes: Score, Band Parts / Backing track CD

A Giant builds a high wall around his beautiful garden to prevent the children from playing in it. However, he is taught a valuable lesson when spring does not return and the garden remains in winter all year round. One morning the unusual sound of bird-song and the sight of a small, frail child trying to climb a tree remind the Giant how selfish he has been. He knocks down the wall, spring returns and he is happy that his garden is now free for all to enjoy.

Published by Samuel French Ltd
ISBN: 0 573 08123 9 (Script)
ISBN: 0 573 08122 0 (Score)

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All photographs and soundclips on this website are from the original productions performed by the Yvonne Arnaud Youth Theatre, Guildford, Surrey.
Photographs 1996 - 2001 Richard Bloomfield; 2005-2006 Chris Martin.

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