Co-commissioned by Barnsley Civic and Stockton ARC. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.


In a very cold, grey town, not too far from here,
hidden behind a crumbling wall and a thousand signs
which say ‘KEEP OUT’, lives...The Selfish Giant.
So selfish he shut away garden where the children used
to play and cursed the town to never ending winter.

Or so the story goes...

But one curious child wants to discover what really lies within!


Oscar Wilde’s classic tale is reimagined for the stage in this magical adventure for the whole family.


"Clever design, exemplary storytelling, and raucous energy...a step above most family entertainment." Reviews Hub


Running time approx. 55 mins with no interval


This production was co-commissioned by Barnsley Civic and ARC Stockton in 2018 (where it debuted), generously supported by Arts Council England. It went on to tour nationally throughout 2018 to venues including Junction Goole, The Carriageworks, Jacksons Lane, The Albany, Luton Library Theatre and The Pomegranate. 

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Hannah Hobley 

Alyce Liburd 

Nathan Richard Smith 


Creative Team

Director / Writer Elvi Piper

Assistant Director / Writer Beth Knight

Contributing Writer Alix Manning-Jones

Composer Angus McLeod

Designer Antony Jones

Lighting Designer Jason Salvin 

Producer Chemeana Lacey

Associate Producer Kirsty Pennycook 

Technical Consultants Production Light and Sound