The Selfish Giant (Perkins)

The Selfish Giant (Perkins)

The Selfish Giant (Perkins)

Oscar Wilde, David Perkins, Caroline Dooley

The Selfish Giant (Perkins)

The Selfish Giant (Perkins)

Oscar Wilde, David Perkins, Caroline Dooley

Overview

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 a 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. From the composer of the popular Shake, Ripple and Roll and other works for children, here is an enchanting sung-through musical written for a large cast of young people.

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Details

  • Genre: Adaptations (Literature), Fables/Folktales
  • Cast Attributes: Features Children, Flexible casting, Roles for Children
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences

Authors

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde (1854 – 1900) was born in Dublin to Sir William Wilde and his wife Jane. While studying at Oxford, he was fascinated by the aesthetic movement and eventually became a proponent for L'art pour l'art ('Art for Art's Sake'), and wrote the award-winning poem Ravenna. ...
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David Perkins

David works as a composer, pianist, MD and music arranger. His specialization is writing and collaborating on musicals for the youth/schools market and shows aimed at young/family orientated audiences. Published works include Shake Ripple & Roll, Pandemonium! (a Greek Myth-ad ...
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Caroline Dooley

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