THE SELFISH GIANT
A enchanting sung-through children's musical based on the short story by Oscar Wilde...
Adaptation, Book & Lyrics: David Perkins
Music: David Perkins
Additional Lyrics: Caroline Dooley
60 mins (optional interval)
2m, 9m/f + flexible chorus with solo singing parts
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.
Primary/Elementary School, Middle School, Secondary/High School, Amateur/Community Theatre, Youth/Camp Programs
PHOTOS FROM THE ORIGINAL PRODUCTION
IS THIS MUSICAL RIGHT FOR MY GROUP?
To help you decide, a digital file that includes the full libretto and piano/conductor score can be hired from the rights holder Concord Theatricals:
Or buy a script. Choose between the acting, spiral bound or large editions:
Or buy the score. A publication that contains both the piano / vocal score and the libretto:
SAMPLE SOME OF THE SONGS...
How Happy We Are
Build a Wall
Oh What a Day That Was
We're Cold, We're Bad and We're Wet
Do You Know Him?